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DIY BI and Analytics: Reaping Rewards and Avoiding Chaos with Self-Service BI

TDWI Speaker: Claudia Imhoff, President, Intelligent Solutions

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Time: 9:00am PT, 12:00pm ET

Webinar Abstract

As the velocity of business increases, business users are less willing to wait for the IT department to create custom reports and analytics. Many users now expect to be able to interact with information and create their own views of data to address pressing business issues. At the same time, BI teams would like to off-load report and analytics creation duties to users and focus on more value-added activities. Fortunately, a new crop of self-service BI and analytics tools promises to empower users while liberating the BI team from ad hoc reporting tasks. To work, these tools must be easier to use than previous generations of BI tools, and give the BI team a measure of control over the semantic representation and use of back-end systems and oversight of the creation of standardized reports and dashboards for decision making.

You will learn:

  • Business drivers behind self-service BI and analytics and the support needed for the types of information workers
  • The objectives, techniques, and technologies that leading-edge BI teams are deploying to improve users’ ability to create ad hoc reports and analytics
  • Guidance for setting up organizational practices to ensure that self-service BI and analytics deployments reach their objectives and don’t degenerate into chaos 
  • Best practices for getting started 

Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D.

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