An Analytics Software Solution For Every Action
Industry experts agree that there is room for improvement, especially in the area of real-time decision support.
Organizations are capturing more relevant data, structured and unstructured, to inform their business decisions, and at their disposal are more sophisticated software tools. This Information Week report also suggests that there's plenty of room for improvement, especially in the area of real-time decision support.
"But as InformationWeek's cover story this week suggests, there's plenty of room for improvement, especially in the area of real-time decision support, where application vendors including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Lawson, and Epicor are starting to embed BI functionality into the transactional interfaces of their products, while dedicated BI and analytics vendors such as IBM, SAS, and MicroStrategy offer tools that are agnostic to the data source and application. Meantime, despite the industry's "BI for the masses" push, the software still has a ways to go in terms of mainstream usability, so that employees don't have to be stats geeks to crunch the numbers, divine results, and initiate actions based on them."