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How can enterprises manage data complexity with business intelligence?

By Megana Natarajan - January 18, 2021 3 Mins Read

How can enterprises manage data complexity with business intelligence

Business Intelligence (BI) has rapidly become the popular solution for CIOs to revolutionize data

Enterprises are looking into solutions that are best suited to the business when making the paradigm shift. Business Intelligence has become a popular field for exploring and bringing in innovations. It all depends on how organizations analyze the data, use technologies, and tools that decide what the limit for the business is.

More enterprises have adopted BI tools like Qlik, Domo, and Tableau to harvest insights from data and use it for planning in the future. Accurate strategic planning needs extensive utilization of BI tools.

This is similar to the case of operational planning. Broadcast levels have become even vital for an enterprise. Generating reports for data facilitation is just one phase of the BI process. In the current scenario, self-service data exploration is slowly becoming more popular.

CIOs say that BI tools help an enterprise access data, generate dashboards and reports, and create graphs, maps and charts creation, etc. Due to data science tools, analysis of relevant data is out of the scope of job roles.

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Automating business intelligence

Enterprise leaders believe that the age of BI has passed with the increased expansion of data analytics demands and features. To encourage the increased use of analytics with BI, CIOs think that there should be a higher number of choices available as both progressive ideas and evolving tools.

Incorporation of automation in BI is one such idea. It will decrease the workload by shifting few tasks into the auto-set mode. This refers to the time not wasted in generating new reports each time- rather, accessing the huge volume of data available at the disposal of the organization.

Understanding self-service BI

CIOs say that self-service tools in business intelligence help in answering only the relevant queries and decrease the unnecessary pile-up of data reports. Thus it better services the organizational goals.

Additionally, the role of a developer also decreases to only setting up the platform for self-service. Even in this scenario, a non-tech person can easily access the data. It improves the sense of responsibility by strengthening business users.

It also helps decrease the elapsed time when generating insights from a report or during the report generation. Self-service BI tools help in decentralization, which leads the process for report generation methods that consume less time.

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Thus the number of times that IT has to handle an edition is reduced, and it can be handled with accommodative and diverse solutions.

Conventional methods require business users to contact an expert each time a report was to be generated or analysis was needed. This eventually affected efficiency. Self-service tools have helped eliminate this hurdle.

These tools are also compliant with the dynamic industry requirements to survive in the market. Self-service BI has highlighted the importance of time and its synchronous nature.

CIOs acknowledge that earlier misunderstanding in explaining the version of BI to the IT personnel often lead to a mismatch between the desired outcomes and the final outcomes. Self-access has given the control and command in the hands of the end-user, thus reducing any potential for bugs and mistakes.

This liberates the user and entrusts them with analytic access software and tools. It creates a space for snowball analytics and researches, all in control of the end-user.


Megana Natarajan

Megana Natarajan is a Global News Correspondent with OnDOt Media. She has experience in content creation and has previously created content for agriculture, travel, fashion, energy and markets. She has 3.9 years’ experience as a SAP consultant and is an Engineering graduate.

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