In our first article in the two-article series, entitled 'Guarantee BI Success: Why Self-Serve BI Initiatives Fail', we talked about the various factors that can dictate the success or failure of a self-serve business intelligence solution implementation. Factors like poor User Adoption, Data Access, Features and Benefits, Self-Serve Analytical Capability, Data Sharing and Reporting, Cost vs. Benefit, and Data Discovery issues must be considered in order to ensure the success of your self-serve business intelligence initiative.
Have you ever been frustrated because you didn’t have the right tool for the job? You know what I’m talking about. You need something now – information, or a tool – but you don’t have access. AH! So aggravating. Now, consider your business intelligence situation:###Details >
What if you paid for a self-serve buffet but you were only allowed to eat the items someone else picked for you, or you could only go to certain self-serve stations, while others were off limits? You wouldn’t be happy! Especially if you had to pay full price for the experience!###Details >
I spend a lot of time explaining the idea of self-serve business intelligence and helping people understand that self-serve BI tools do not, by their nature, open the door to data chaos or data anarchy. IT pros, managers and business people often confuse self-serve access to business intelligence with poor security, privacy erosion and data control issues.###Details >