RESEARCH & RESOURCES

How to Make Ad Hoc BI a Reality for Non-technical Users

Webinar Abstract
Usage rates for BI tools have nudged up from 18 percent three years ago to 24 percent today, according to TDWI Research. This abysmally low percentage accounts for most of an organization’s power users and a handful of very determined non-technical users. What can you do to make BI easier and therefore more pervasive and relevant in your organization? Given the pervasiveness of enterprise search and its ease-of-use, many wonder if search offers a revolutionary new approach to end-user data access. Some believe that search, with its familiar and simple keyword interface, is the next generation ad hoc query tool. Others see a role for search in helping guide users to relevant information within reports and data repositories and integrating diverse data sets on the fly without need for traditional data integration. This Webinar will examine the core technologies at play and show how search-driven information access can make BI accessible and acutely relevant to the remaining 80 percent of employees who have yet to become active users.

You will learn:

  • Why BI teams are guilty of fostering low BI adoption rates
  • How search-driven analysis can drive rapid adoption of business intelligence within your organization
  • What you can do today to empower your non-technical employees via ad hoc BI solutions

Wayne Eckerson

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