How Can a Business Intelligence Tool Engender Employee Collaboration? It’s Easier Than You Think!
If you empower employees to collaborate, share alerts, reports and data and identify issues before they become problems, you are much more likely to achieve a comprehensive view of all of the issues and factors that influence success. Personalized dashboards and alerts and publishing capability give the business the sophisticated tools they need to improve the bottom line and leverage their resources. Most employees truly want to collaborate but they are frequently frustrated by cumbersome, expensive software solutions that don’t support human interaction or a true understanding of business issues.
So, how do we give our employees a simple way to cut through Big Data, find, sort and filter Business Intelligence to get to information that helps them do their jobs and contribute to the bottom line? Can dashboard software provide sophisticated tools that are easy enough for the average user to customize so that they get personal alerts, and design intuitive reports to share, use forecasting and predictive analysis tools, key performance indicators, balanced scorecards, graphic tools, cube management and all necessary tools with programmers or analysts? Information overload and prohibitive complexity occurs for many reasons, not the least of which is simple intuitive data display, easy integration of data and the ability to manage the dashboard software and business intelligence tools to accommodate growth and changing requirements.
If you truly want to empower your employees and hold them accountable for their decisions, you must engender a collaborative environment – one in which your team members can easily share and analyze information. Imagine a world where users receive critical alerts to tell them that a threshold has been crossed and where that user can tag or note information for other users to comment. Without sitting around a conference room table, your team can develop an appropriate solution on the road or in the office, with insight from, and collaboration with, all team members. That’s how business intelligence can engender collaboration!