Business intelligence (BI) is a term that describes the technology and practices that organizations use to collect, integrate, analyze, report and present business data. BI is used to enhance business decision-making. It enables you to identify what’s working well, what can be improved, and trends within any organization or function, or between organizations, customers and other stakeholders.
The latest BI systems provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations, using data collected and mashed up on premise or in the Cloud, so that you can both learn and predict what will be the most beneficial decisions for your organization.
Increasingly, all business functions and levels can take advantage of the insights they get when using BI tools, from manufacturing to logistics/transportation, IT to customer service, HR to marketing, and more.
Here’s an overview of the benefits of business intelligence that’ll help you make that all-important decision about which BI tool is right for you.
Business intelligence reporting and analytics enhance your organization. Here’s how
The right choice of business intelligence can be a vital tool for helping you understand your organization more thoroughly, and pinpoint and effect change that will position your organization at the forefront of its sector. The benefits are as follows:
BI reporting software should enable you to take a 360° view of your organization, so you have the most complete understanding of the obstacles and opportunities that you should address.
The best BI reporting tools are designed with end users in mind, as well as technically-savvy power users. They enable users of all kinds to create interactive dashboards and reports and easily interpret them in minutes.
These tools feed reports and dashboards with real-time data so that you can get the most updated insights. And they’re easily shareable so that you can be sure everyone is working with the same data and reports.
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Your ideal BI tool should have the capability to rapidly handle huge amounts of complex data from the widest variety of sources and datasets, and unify this data, however disparate the sources are.
Plus, the more easily the data can be combined, the more accessible it can be to different types of users, and the more value you can derive from your BI tools.
You need to be confident that the insights you get from your analytics come from comprehensively consolidated data, so you can be assured that you’re getting the most accurate information.
This can be achieved with clear and comprehensible dashboards that enable even the most non-technical users to see and understand the data, so that they can quickly and easily get great insights and share them with your organization, wherever they are and whatever device they’re using.
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While companies and organizations share many features and requirements, each has its own specific characteristics, and needs that are served differently by different BI tools. So, when you’re considering which tool to choose, bear in mind the following characteristics:
See how the leading vendors of BI tools and analytics stack up in the most respected industry analyst reports:
There’s a lot to consider when choosing a BI tool, but a lot to be gained by making the right decision. So, in addition to the overview you’ve seen so far, look at these comparisons between Sisense and the other leading BI tools, to see why you should choose Sisense:
Developers, cloud data teams, and analysts from some of the world’s leading companies and global enterprises use the power of Sisense to effortlessly combine complex data from a variety of sources and build analytics apps that deliver insights to everyone in the organization.
These power users, plus business users from a wide range of functions, are what we identify as the builders of your strategy. Sisense gives them the power to identify, analyze, and visualize the data that influence the course of your organization, with powerful decision-making capabilities that are potentially game-changing.
It’s not just what we do, it’s how we do it.
It takes more than patented technology to make your business successful. You need the product to work in your network, with your requirements, under your constraints. And that’s when our customer-centric culture kicks in. We work with you on every installation, every upgrade, and every project to make sure you feel the value of your BI platform in your business.
Sisense scores consistently above the overall sample and is the leader in terms of customer experience and vendor credibility.
The Sisense BI and analytics platform dramatically accelerates the time it takes to build, embed, and deploy intelligent analytics apps that unleash user creativity and engagement. Whether it’s interactive dashboards, self-service analytics, or white-labeled BI apps, Sisense delivers the industry’s lowest TCO at scale, all on a hybrid-cloud platform designed to leverage all your data together, no matter where it is.
Sisense empowers your users to make decisions and challenge assumptions by equipping them with the insights they need, when and where they need them. We help everyone in your organization drive change and build the business using innovations in AI and ML that deliver BI with more impact than you ever thought possible.
Take a closer look at Sisense, a free trial, and a test drive with your own data, to really experience what we can do for you: