Today’s organizations know that to make effective business decisions, a “must-have” is timely, data-supported information. All too often they are challenged with too much data and an ineffective system to analyze it. Added to this is the expensive price tag of a traditional client-server business intelligence (BI) solution. So what are the options?
One solution to consider is embedding BI capabilities into your enterprise applications. This increasingly popular option may cut costs, reduce deployment time, and shorten the learning curve for your end users. But is this right for your organization?
Aberdeen Group investigates and quantifies the business impact of embedded BI in its research brief, Embedding BI in Enterprise Applications: Magnifying the Analytical Impact. In this informative paper, you will gain insights and suggestions for an effective BI strategy for your organization, including:
- The evolution of BI – BI has evolved from the traditional stand-alone, client-server BI application, to functionality embedded into existing enterprise applications or the on-demand, browser-based Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Responses to an Aberdeen survey show how the prevalence of the on-premise deployment model has dropped in favor of embedded and SaaS options.
- Why embedded BI – With most organizations struggling to turn their raw data into meaningful business insights, Aberdeen discovered the top reasons organizations select an embedded BI strategy. Reponses include the need for accurate data, organization-wide operational problem detection, customer demand for accurate and timely response to queries, and doing more with the data generated.
- Expanding embedded BI – Leveraging existing infrastructure and avoiding a “net-new” software deployment project, an embedded BI approach also gives organizations the opportunity to apply BI capabilities to more functional areas. With anywhere, anytime access to accurate data, this method leads to a higher level of user engagement in business analytics and increased user satisfaction.
- Recommendations – Embedding BI into your enterprise applications could deliver considerable business value, but is it right for your organization? Considerations for BI deployment methods are described with guidelines on how to promote a widespread, impactful analytical culture in your organization.
With Best in Class Definitions, detailed survey responses, and a customer experience case study, Embedding BI in Enterprise Applications: Magnifying the Analytical Impact (no registration required) describes the many ways organizations are achieving success with the business visibility and analytical capabilities of BI – and whether an embedded BI strategy is right for you.