White Paper: Self-Serve Data Preparation Provides Significant Benefit to the Enterprise

Self-Serve Data Preparation Provides Significant Benefit to the Enterprise
By providing sophisticated analytical features and algorithms in an easy-to-use self-serve environment, the enterprise enables business users to perform data preparation and test theories and hypotheses and prototype on their own. Rather than preparing data at the central meta-data layer, and restricting what business users can do and see, IT enabled (rather than IT controlled), self-serve data preparation allows users to compile and prepare data and use that data in analytics to test hypotheses, perform visualization and create and share reports, and create custom alerts and other information. Business users can control the data elements, the volume and the timing.
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Quality is Important! Agility is Necessity!

Agility vs. Quality: A Tightrope Act of Analytics
Agility and Quality: A Vital Balancing Act! This might be a strange comparison but let me make it anyway! Think of data agility and data quality like a tight rope act. The tightrope walker is thinking about getting to the other side without falling. The audience wants to see grace and beauty during the process. They want to see a QUALITY act. In the case of the tightrope walker and the audience, they sometimes have very different goals.
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Data Democracy = Business Benefit

Self-Serve Data Prep and Data Democracy: Good for All!
I vote for Data Democracy. Why? Because data belongs to everyone in your organization and if you can find a way to provide data democratization, and provide your business users with mobile BI tools, self-serve business intelligence, social BI tools and self-service data prep, your organization WILL reap the benefits.
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Predictive Analysis Software & Self Serve Data Prep

Soar with Self-Serve Data Prep & Predictive Analysis ToolsIf your organization is implementing self-serve business intelligence, it is important to balance sophisticated tools with the skills of the average business user. While algorithms and advanced data analysis are a great benefit, if business users find these tools daunting, they won't adopt them, and you won't improve productivity, or timeliness or accuracy of decision-making. ###Details >
 

Self-Serve Data Prep & Plug n’ Play Predictive Analysis

Self-Serve Data Prep & Plug n' Play Predictive AnalysisNearly every organization has BI tools, but not every organization takes the Smarten approach to business intelligence. The components of the Smarten approach include self-serve data preparation and Plug n’ Play Predictive Analysis, both of which (when combined with Smart Visualization and Advanced Data Discovery tools) provide a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use, solution that supports business users and data scientists alike.
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