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How to evaluate ‘self-service’ BI solutions

Arun Mysore

BI vendors are churning out ‘easy-to-use’ solutions which business users can reportedly handle on their own. Forrester analyst Boris Evelson has a few pointers to help enterprises slice through the hype and evaluate ‘self-service’ solutions.

BI vendors have realised that it was complexity that held back BI adoption. To open up the market they are churning out ‘easy-to-use’ solutions which business users can reportedly handle on their own.

Forrester analyst Boris Evelson has a few pointers to help enterprises slice through the hype and evaluate self-service solutions.

He segments users into casual and power users. He has a checklist on what these users need to do and the capabilities their BI solutions should come with.

He also mentions a few features CIOs should expect to see in BI solutions – instant provisioning of new BI app, adding unmodeled data sources. You can read his full post at his blog.

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