Friday, 17 October 2014

Companies rely on Self-Service Business Intelligence



The world's largest user survey on the use of software for Business Intelligence "The BI Survey" of the Business Application Research Center (BARC) is in this year's edition, that now more than 50 percent of the company to their employees in the department more freedom in the design of reports and analyzes grant. The former interest in Mobile BI can however to always on.

Companies rely on Self-Service Business Intelligence
With "Self-Service Business Intelligence" is gaining a powerful trend in the provision and use of business intelligence (BI) software in importance worldwide. The aim is to make create more than before their own reports and data analysis for cost and time reasons, end users, instead of this as yet to apply for IT support. These freedoms can reach so far that end users can build their own, highly configurable BI applications that link different data sources. "Of all the trends that the" The BI Survey 14 "shows, is currently Self-Service BI (SSBI) with" operational BI "by far the strongest," said Dr. Carsten Bange, CEO and founder of BARC, and Co- author of the world's largest BI study, the results (see chart). Of the more than 3000 respondents BI experts explained 55 percent, currently working on SSBI projects. Another 24 percent plan to begin in the near future.

Rends as 'Collaborative BI' and 'Mobile BI', which received "a lot of attention in the public debate and in the marketing of the provider, are in practice, however, far less of an issue for companies," said Bange. Then use currently only 29 percent of respondents with collaborative approaches to BI and only 18 percent of mobile BI solutions.

Mobile Business Intelligence

Among all BI trends is specially Mobile BI less and less popular. Step "The number of companies with related projects in 2012 to five percent (from 8 to 13 percent) and in the last year by three percent, this year only: So the growth has already slowed in the third consecutive year at Mobile BI still showed an increase of two percentage points." Correspondingly, for the second time, the number of companies like, the plans to introduce mobile BI solutions in the next twelve months. The reasons for this reluctance are to experience the BARC analysts, especially in security concerns, the questions about the added value and the additional investment requires the Mobile BI.

Overall, the interest in mobile solutions increases but to continue, but there is a lack of compelling offerings in the market, for example, links the Mobile BI with the strongest trend "operationalization".

More "Power Users" in the Business Intelligence

Another finding of "The BI Survey 14" is the increase experienced BI users in organizations. So now designated 30 percent of respondents as a "Power User". "So far, the ratio was 80 per cent 'casual users' to 20 percent 'power users'. In the future, we need a much larger group of experienced users in the company go, "said Wayne Eckerson, co-author of" The BI Survey 14, "this development. For this fit the observations that are addressed in the media and in the product announcements of providers often complex issues such as Big Data, Analytics and Data Science.

About The BI Survey

The BI Survey is a global user survey on the use of business intelligence tools. 3244 BI experts took part in the recent "BI Survey 14". The aim is to make the market more transparent and for all players. The focus of the detailed online survey the motives are for the use of business intelligence software, their applications and user satisfaction with the achievements - including the assessment of manufacturers and their support. The BI Survey provides a unique opportunity to compare more than thirty providers based on the practical experience of its customers, including large international companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and SAP, as well as specialists QLIK, SAS Institute, Micro Strategy, Tableau and Tibco.