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Business Intelligence 2013: Tale Of Two Worlds
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D. Henschen
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D. Henschen,
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12/19/2013 | 1:00:36 PM
Exploration and discovery as important as visualization
A key point here that Cindi highlights is that the upstarts -- Tableau, QlikTech, Spotfire -- are winning not just because of visualization for data consumers, they also make it easier to explore and drill-down on the data. So it's "visual data discovery," not just data visualization.
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12/20/2013 | 2:19:59 PM
Re: Exploration and discovery as important as visualization
I agree with your comments and feel the Visual Data Discovery market is still in its infancy as the vast majority of business users are currently underserved by traditional BI solutions.  The next generation of visual discovery will also support real-time analytics (monitoring and analyzing data streams) as well as the ability to analyze intra-day and historic data.  
SusanObij
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12/21/2013 | 2:41:11 PM
Business Intelligence Tools are Mandatory for Small and Medium Businesses
 No matter the size or function of the business, the need for intuitive analysis and customized dashboards and data Visualization is an imperative. Business intelligence tools must be easy to use, with short training and implementation cycles and rapid ROI and low TCO. That is the only way to implement BI across the entire enterprise and make it accessible to everyone in the business. Access to key data and views that are meaningful to each user role will ensure that strategies and goals are cascaded and that each employee can make a positive contribution to the bottom line and quickly recognize and remedy issues before they become problems.  

There are numerous market micro segments in the small  and medium size business community, where business intelligence tools have yet to be adopted. Flexible, affordable, adaptable tools and features make it easier for these companies to find and adopt the right BI and CPM tools and allow these businesses to quickly acquire, implement, train and deploy these tools and thereby achieve optimal business performance and improved revenue.  We at ElegantJ BI find that small and medium companies are effectively using these tools to improve competitive advantage and make positive changes in their business with clear, concise data and integrated information from disparate systems and sources. There is no need to spend millions of dollars or months or years implementing a cumbersome, unwieldy business intelligence solution. 

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