One of the major challenges with enterprise-ready embedded business intelligence and reporting is how to manage performance and scalability without impacting production databases, applications, and budgets. Users need to get right to their data and analyze them in real time rather than waiting around for hours or days.
At one point in time, you most likely were tinkering with Excel and wanted to create a stunning worksheet (e.g., budgeting, a to-do list, project planning) but you were unsure of how or lacked the time to do so. If there is no value in learning how to do a one-off job– why bother? Or if I don’t have the time to make one, someone may have already made one. Of course.
Developers creating a new application realize early on that the application will not be very useful unless its users can see detailed or summarized data in order to facilitate better insights and decision-making from the data. This is when they realize they need powerful business intelligence capabilities that can deliver rich, interactive reports and dashboards.
According to a Harvard Business Review report, 32% of businesses use cloud applications to improve business agility. Simple, flexible, easy-to-use tools are here to stay and provide a host of benefits to you and your business.
Data is everywhere. Transactional data, big data, cloud data, decentralized data, governed data – you name it. With the ever-growing demand to analyze data, chances are your product or application needs to present this data for interactivity and decision-making.
Picture a teacher at the beginning of the school year poring over lecture notes, classroom activities, grading sheets, diagrams, and more. Piles of paper are stacked around them, binders stuffed with notes and sheets. Then you have the student, hunched over their notebook and lecture sheets, trying to understand what the static diagrams in their textbooks are describing.
Sourcing, tracking, and hiring job candidates demand a lot of time and energy. From registration to job placement, a recruitment management company works hard to keep track of candidates.
Colleges and universities are typically challenged with managing the logistics of a large student body. With sometimes tens of thousands of students registering for courses in a single semester, it becomes difficult to maintain an organized and efficient process. Campus space is also often used for extracurricular and community events, which can further complicate scheduling.
Running a freight management company requires a number of tracking and BI reporting capabilities. When these companies need to be able to report on freight logistics, financial accounts, clients, and carrier rates, they need a BI reporting solution that is fast, intuitive, and customizable.
Implementing your own in-house reporting and retail business intelligence solutions might be a good starting point for some organizations. But application developers soon discover the challenges of managing large data stores, serving a growing concurrent user base, and giving those users a self-serviceable set of tools to develop their own BI.