Howard Dresner, founder and Chief Analysis Officer at Dresner Advisory Companies is among the high enterprise intelligence consultants. Dresner’s 2023 Self-Service Enterprise Intelligence Market Research dives into how self-service BI is altering how companies run—and the way folks work.
It’s a thought-provoking subject we discover in a dialog between Howard and Domo leaders Ben Schein and Chris Wright. They share useful insights from the examine, which is full of sufficient stats to heat any knowledge nerd’s coronary heart and make clear the way forward for collaborative analytics. Listed below are three of our favourite takeaways. Be certain that to tune into the complete webinar to see how corporations are utilizing self-service BI to make sensible selections that result in nice outcomes.
1—To place knowledge to work for everybody, let folks self-serve.
The one method to get knowledge the place it must go is to allow self-service analytics all through your organization. “We need to obtain 100% penetration of enterprise intelligence within the group,” mentioned Schein. “And this is among the instruments that we’ve got to try this to get insights into the palms of all customers.” Dresner’s knowledge backs this up. “This notion of end-user self-service is correct at #11 [of 59 technologies and initiatives strategic to business intelligence in 2023),” he says—so that’s pretty high on the priority list.
The key to creating a data-driven culture? Democratize access to data so you can put it to work for everyone—one of the best ways to do this is letting people self-serve.
2—Context matters—and collaboration can’t happen without it.
“If you’re engaging in this whole notion of data-driven insights, you want to collaborate within the BI tool because it stays in context,” says Schein. “Everybody knows what you’re talking about, and I think it’s a much better way of not only collaborating, but also doing group decision-making.”
And when it comes to the tool functionality people expect from their collaborative BI environment, Dresner says, “The most important ones are ‘help me find stuff’ and ‘help me share stuff.’ And what we’ve been seeing over a number of years is finding stuff is really hard for organizations.”
3—Beyond human collaboration: technical systems collaboration matters too.
Putting data to work for everyone requires more than just human collaboration—it requires technical system collaboration too—like connecting your BI platform to a messaging tool or integrating data tools with monitoring systems and real-time data feeds. This emerging trend in business analytics complements human collaboration and clarifies the importance of seamless integration between collaborative frameworks and business intelligence tools.
App Studio, which will be available in limited beta in the Fall of 2023, is a good example of technology integration that honors how people want to experience data. “It provides a toolset where you can really package a lot of different content together, that before would live in multiple different places,” says Wright. “Before it would be a dashboard over here, some cards over here, some data sets over here.” With App Studio, people can package everything in one place and share information in context wherever they need it.
For more insights on self-service BI trends and the role of self-service analytics in empowering everyone across an organization to make an impact, check out the full webinar.