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Digital Transformation with Self Service analytics

The term digital transformation was coined decades ago to express the use of digital technologies as a way to replace and transform older methods to promote efficiency. Throughout the years, more systems have gone through digital transformations including buying through eCommerce, ordering food through delivery apps, or using wearable activity trackers to analyze exercise results through IoT. In a company, the same kinds of transformations can be seen, like advertising through social media instead of print ads, using a chatbot for customer service instead of a person, or presenting a customer with options based on their previous behavior. It should be noted that a digital transformation is not simply the technology put in place, but the entire process that gets set up around using it. An increasingly popular way for companies to expand their digital transformation efforts revolves around the use of self-service analytics – simplified interfaces and BI tools that can be used just as eas…

Traditional BI vs Modern BI

Slow. Inflexible. Time-consuming. Does that sound like any sensible way to get users the business insights they need to do their jobs? A few years ago, this might have been the only option for business intelligence, but now there’s a fork in the road. Users can go one way with centralized BI run by their IT department, or they can strike out with modern BI solutions they can use by themselves. As you might imagine, in the traditional vs self-service BI debate, there are pros and cons to be considered before making a choice. Is Traditional BI a solution?Let’s take the traditional approach first. There are reasons for this controlled BI environment to exist. When you control the data and the BI application, you have a chance of controlling the quality of the results. IT departments concerned about quality (meaning every conscientious IT department) can make sure that data is properly prepared, stored, and secured. They can build systems that offer standardized, scalable self-service repo…