Your users have varying degrees of technical experience; training them is costly. Challenge: Many organizations have a broad base of users with varying levels of technical expertise — this could range from end users with very basic technical knowledge, to power users with a breadth of experience.
In recent years we’ve seen enormous advancements in Business Intelligence and Data Visualization across all industries with respect to the way that companies view and consume data. Much more information is now readily available, and in many cases, this shift has enabled organizations to make better-informed decisions from their data.
One of the most common issues that we hear from customers needing an embedded reporting tool for their application is whether it makes more sense to internally develop a “home grown” custom-built solution based on an open source product, or adopt an outside commercial solution to OEM into their product. The answer to that question is not always immediately obvious.
Dean, Leo and Greg had a great time yesterday at the San Francisco Java User Group meeting at Yelp HQ. We’re excited we had the opportunity to sponsor the largest Java User Group in the country. Thanks again to Yelp for providing their location, Marakana for organizing it, Owen DeLong for the great IPv6 talk, and everyone who attended.
Business intelligence must be managed for performance and scalability without impacting other production applications. There are many facets to ensuring your users can get access to their data and analyze them in real time without having to wait long periods or schedule reports for overnight delivery.
BI Dashboards are intended to provide an at-a-glance overview of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which reflect the state of business. They need to present relevant data that can be immediately interpreted and actionable, allowing users to make informed decisions. While a dashboard should present data as simply as possible, there are still a set of guidelines to follow and mistakes to avoid.