DIY business intelligence empowers users

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Self-service business intelligence (BI) is about more than simply installing a tool. It enables users to extract their own meaning from data - without relying on IT to make report changes.

This is according to Mark Stacey, founder of Pragmatic Works SA, who says 'self-service' is a term that's thrown around a lot in BI, yet many organisations do not understand what it really entails.

Self-service BI is the methodology of creating reusable content in order to eliminate ambiguity about important measures, while enabling and supporting users who need to share their created content with others.

Stacey further explained that this could even include adding data sources, depending on the maturity of users and governance requirements of the organisation.

ITWeb Business Intelligence Summit and Awards

The ITWeb Business Intelligence Summit and Awards takes place on 28 and 29 February 2012, with a workshop on 1 March. For more information and to reserve your seat, please click here.

Stacey is a speaker at the ITWeb BI Summit and Awards, taking place on 28 and 29 February, with a workshop on 1 March, at The Forum, in Bryanston. In his session, Stacey will distinguish between ad hoc analytics and self-service BI. He will also work through a matrix of different approaches to enable self-service BI.

To book your seat for this not-to-be-missed event and for more information, please click here.

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