Self-service technologies are essential to the trend toward democratizing business intelligence (BI) and analytics, which is about reducing reliance on spreadsheets and desktop databases by giving more users better tools for interacting with and analyzing data. The growing adoption of cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS) is merging with easier-to-use BI and analytics tools to drive organizations closer to their democratized goals.
SaaS and cloud-based business analytics solutions open a path to discovering what lies behind the numbers in your organization’s reports and dashboards, which can support greater data interaction rather than remaining static. Visualization and ease-of-use advances are also making data source selection and preparation less technically difficult. This Checklist Report discusses seven recommendations to help organizations be successful sooner in enabling a data-driven culture through visual, easier-to-use business analytics.
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