Self-Service BI and Analytics Help Firms Succeed

By Samuel Greengard  |  Posted 2015-12-09 Email

Over the last decade, self-service business intelligence (BI) and analytics tools have evolved far beyond a buzzword. They have become a critical component that allows organizations of all shapes and sizes to operate faster and smarter. According to a new report from Logi Analytics, "2015 State of Self-Service BI Report," there's a recognition that self-service business intelligence and analytics tools are at the center of a successful organization. However, many organizations lag in adopting robust tools and making them widely available. They're also falling short in terms of building a data-driven culture and extracting the desired insights and value from growing volumes of data. "Creating a data-driven culture takes a lot more than just providing users with a self-service BI tool," said Alvin Wong, lead author and product marketing manager, Logi Analytics. "IT needs a deeper understanding of skill sets in order to be successful." The study, which included input from more than 800 business and technology professionals from organizations of various sizes and from a variety of industries, offers insights into how businesses are navigating the BI and analytics self-service space, and where they are succeeding and failing. Here's a look at some of the key findings.

Samuel Greengard writes about business and technology for Baseline, CIO Insight and other publications. His most recent book is The Internet of Things (MIT Press, 2015).

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