Decades ago, corporate IT did all the heavy lifting in providing data insights from within. IT built out data warehouses and provided data insights via data modeling and building their own reports. The cream of the crop organizations could enable business intelligence, which was not prolific to many other organizations.
With the advent of modern BI solutions, data insights are everywhere. From enterprise deployments to daily mobile applications, we can find reporting and analytics on some level.
Companies now create their own BI tools or purchase a BI tool and manage BI programs in various departments. Tthe benefits of BI are expanding to more departments and use cases as their benefits become stark.
As the need for enterprise BI grows, various use cases have proliferated such as:
- Managed Reporting
- Self-Service BI
- Data Discovery for Power Users
- Embedded Analytics
To this end, we have compiled an eBook that describes the fascinating approaches to BI that enterprises have utilized. Read on for a quick peak at what’s inside:
Managed Reporting Lives On
To this day, scheduled and on-demand reporting remains the most common use case. Many people within the enterprise require consistent delivery of data to do their job.
This use case is typical of the IT-User partnership in which users submit requirements and IT does much of the heavy lifting with report design.
Self-Service for the Enterprise
With the rise of self-service tools, many jobs require analytics to provide insights on some levels. Naturally, the enterprise turns to self-service tools to provide zero-training analytics out of the box.
This allows knowledge workers to get their hands dirty with data and drill down, slice and dice, and look at the data from any angle to draw insights and get right to business.
Collaboration is the Key
Other users require monitoring and collaborative analytics such as dashboards to manage processes or carry out their job.
Dashboards provide a collection of charts and KPIs to show progress to goals. This helps teams realize where they are and make adjustments so they can make their goals. There are a plethora of features that allow for personalization or up-to-date monitoring with real-time data integration.
Discover What is in Your Data
Power users and the likes of analysts demand advanced data discovery tools that allow them to connect to a wide range of data sources and build compelling reports with custom code.
These types of tools expand on self-service to give more freedom to the end user. By allowing them to build their own custom formulas, design reports with precision, and connect and join data from varying sources, power users can bring more to the enterprise on their own accord.
The Growing Need of Embedded Analytics
Enterprises are turning to embedded analytics to fuel their commercial offerings or provide contextualized analytics to their workforce.
By embedding, enterprises can allow a streamlined workflow within one application lessening the time of training and deployment due to the lack of need to install the tool. Additionally, commercial offerings can be branded and customized to look and feel apart of the enterprises’ brand.
You can read more about the five styles of enterprise BI by downloading our free eBook.