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Jul 23rd, 2014
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Self-Service vs. Traditional BI Cartoon

Whether you’re in IT, overwhelmed by dashboard and report requests, or a business end user waiting for answers – you understand just how frustrating it can be in the “Traditional BI” line.

Because who doesn’t want to be that woman whistling on her way out? 

In a previous post, we outlined the continuum of self-service and explained how to deliver those capabilities in a controlled environment. But there’s a lot that goes into deciding what to provide end users and how to implement those services. To set you down the right path, we’ve pulled together five keys for

Jul 15th, 2014
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Now that the World Cup is over, who would you nominate as FIFA’s most valuable player? Would it be Messi? Young sensation James Rodriguez? Tragedy-stricken Neymar? Or human wall Tim Howard?

My pick would be data. Yes, cheesy as it sounds, you simply can’t ignore the proof. Data has been a rising catalyst in the world of sports, perpetuated even further by this year’s World Cup.  The convergence of global football has been powered and saturated by data-driven analytics, predictive metrics, and more hashtags than that Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake skit

Analytics really was everywhere. Designed to keep players healthy, some teams were utilizing health monitor tracking by sending data like heart rate and speed from sensors on their clothing directly to their physicians and coaches. Analytics also helped to

Jul 7th, 2014
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In my previous post on self-service analytics, I discussed the continuum of self-service capabilities that addresses the various ways that business users expect to work with data. I also touched upon the importance of having a platform that can deliver these capabilities across users’ preferred channels in a secure manner.

With the release of Logi Info 11.3, Logi Analytics’ flagship business analytics platform expands self-service capabilities, making it easy for business users to query data and author dashboards and reports. While some may say that these capabilities have been a part of BI applications for a long time (and they’d be right), here is why self-service in Logi Info is unique:

Jun 27th, 2014
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The digital age has revolutionized the concept of self-service in all aspects of our lives. As consumers, we fully embrace the do-it-yourself mentality when it comes to making purchases online, searching online forums for advice, and self-checkout at the supermarket. In much the same way, users now demand that information flows freely in the workplace enabling them to make informed decisions without asking IT to fulfill every request for information. 

 

The Continuum of Self-Service

Successfully delivering self-service analytics is much more than just implementing a data discovery tool and letting users run free with their data. What users want out of self-service depends on how they prefer to work with data and how inquisitive they are. As a result, self-service capabilities span a continuum: on one end, information consumers interact with pre-formatted displays you create for them, in order to track