When discussing Business Intelligence (BI) tools, adoption is arguably the single most important indicator of success. Little value will be derived from the tool if it is not adopted by end-users. Studies have shown that more than a staggering 70% of BI tools are not adopted by their intended end-users. This is alarming, especially when considering the amount of time, effort and resources invested in these projects. This begs the question… What can be done better by organizations implementing a BI tool, to improve adoption?
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Imagine a skyscraper, with the landlord having a master key. Within this skyscraper, the landlord is able to build as many units as they please, to be occupied by their tenants – each with their own unique lock. These tenants know only of their own unit, and are unaware of the other units, or what contents are stored within. Externally, each unit may look the same, but within, a new light fixture, a shag carpet, an island with a built-in sink – you get the picture. By now you’re likely wondering, “How does this relate to software”?
At Dundas, our goal is to help businesses transform their data into actionable information so they can improve corporate performance. Dundas BI Version 3.0now provides even more data analysis features and more options to better manipulate and prepare data. Version 3.0 is all about your visual data analytics experience. Our new release includes faster ways to explore your data, new smart visualizations to better explain it, more options to access and share it on any device and so much more.
Many Business Intelligence (BI) efforts fail to reach their potential and fail to deliver on their intended result. It matters not how beautiful the visualizations are, or how much effort was required to extract the data, or even how accurate the numbers represented are. In order to be successful, the key decision-makers need to focus first on ‘why’ the business is embarking on this project, and then on the business processes and behaviors of the users of the BI solution.
Reporting… businesses live and die by it, employees live and die by it. So why is there such confusion over reports and dashboards? The term reporting has often been used to describe both reports and dashboards, with users commonly referring to simple tables placed within dashboards, as reports.