Self service and collaborative business intelligence
- May 22, 2020
A use case presented during Oracle Analytics' virtual user conference shows how the vendor's platform can bring value to an organization thanks to its usability.
- May 11, 2020
Featuring new natural language generation and data modeling capabilities, the latest Power BI platform upgrade aims to help organizations develop a data-driven culture.
- May 07, 2020
Tableau 2020.2, the latest update from Tableau, features enhanced no-code data modeling capabilities and a mobile-first tool to view key performance indicators in a single location.
- May 05, 2020
A new report from ThoughtSpot and the Harvard Business Review finds that organizations empowering front-line employees to make analytic decisions poised to outperform their competitors.
- May 01, 2020
The latest platform update from AtScale features new self-service analytics tools and the ability to run natively on the platforms of all three major cloud service providers.
- April 10, 2020
GoodData is in the process of redesigning its entire business intelligence platform to make it more accessible to self-service and citizen data scientist users.
- March 10, 2020
Natural language query tools could one day allow end users to do all their data analysis without the aid of data scientists, but at this point the capabilities remain limited.
- February 27, 2020
A new partnership between Infor and Snowflake will use BI tools from Birst, acquired by Infor in 2017, to enable users to build automated data warehouses on Snowflake.
- February 17, 2020
Using MicroStrategy's BI platform, a Canada-based insurance co-operative has been able to spread analytics to end users throughout the organization.
- January 30, 2020
Armed with $4 million in new seed funding, startup Kloud.io aims to expand its engineering and marketing efforts to fuel the growth of its no-code analytics platform.
- January 27, 2020
Featuring a spreadsheet interface designed to make queries simple for citizen data scientists, Sigma Computing is trying to make analytics available to all business users.
- December 09, 2019
A spate of BI vendors included easy-to-use tools for developers in their recent updates, perhaps marking the start of a new trend in the analytics software market.
- November 15, 2019
With Salesforce and Tableau finally free to start integrating, Andrew Beers, Tableau's chief technology officer, talks about what the future might be for Tableau and its users.
- November 13, 2019
Augmented intelligence, improved data management capabilities and a tool to monitor KPIs are at the core of improvements unveiled by Tableau on Wednesday.
- November 07, 2019
With BI platforms getting easier to use by the year and enabling more self-service users in process, the value of analytics is being realized by a growing audience.
- November 07, 2019
Business intelligence over the last 20 years has been marked by the opening up of data to everyday business users after it was once the sole possession of IT departments.
- November 06, 2019
The latest update of Looker's business intelligence platform, unveiled Wednesday at the vendor's user conference, is highlighted by improved embedded analytics capabilities.
- July 29, 2019
Overshadowed at the time by Salesforce's acquisition of Tableau, a few months later, Google's acquisition of Looker is still seen as a major positive for Looker's users.
- July 25, 2019
In a Q&A, Wayne Eckerson looks at the state of the business intelligence industry, and self-service analytics, and discusses what new innovations excite him about the future.
- February 22, 2019
Qlik's acquisition of Attunity is another sign of the BI vendor's data management ambitions -- and may help attract new users that want to unify big data and analytics.
- February 13, 2019
Tableau's new Ask Data software uses natural language processing to enable users of any skill level to more easily search for data insights by typing text queries.
- October 30, 2018
Tableau announced a basic certification training exam, adding to its roster of online data literacy courses. Self-service BI rival Qlik also has a big focus on data literacy.
- October 24, 2018
With the Tableau Developer Program, developers will be able to use a Tableau Online development sandbox and sample codes, among other free resources.
- October 24, 2018
Tableau unveiled AI and NLP tools intended to improve users' experience with its BI platform by adding smart capabilities to Tableau 2019, now out in a public beta.
- October 12, 2018
With Looker 6, users of the BI platform can now access packaged applications that are designed for uses such as web analytics and digital marketing analytics.
- August 30, 2018
The latest version of Alteryx's data preparation and analytics software adds new visualization capabilities -- something that beta user Voxx Analytics says was needed.
- July 31, 2018
Tableau's BI software sees general release of a 2018.2 update with an API for dashboard extensions, while a 2018.3 beta adds more new analytics capabilities.
- July 25, 2018
With its acquisition of Podium Data, Qlik seeks to amplify its enterprise BI data management capabilities and raise the level of competition with Tableau and Power BI.
- June 13, 2018
Tableau acquires AI startup Empirical Systems in a plan to provide users with automated data modeling capabilities and enable broader BI and analytics applications.
- June 01, 2018
Despite the self-service BI push, enabling end users to take the lead on analyzing and visualizing data is often still a challenge -- one that vendors continue to address.
- May 03, 2018
Self-service BI vendor Qlik is beginning to add a promised set of advanced functionality to its Qlik Sense software, but the features will be delivered in stages.
- April 30, 2018
Tableau users who previously had to rely on software from other vendors to prepare data now have a new option: Tableau Prep, the BI vendor's own data preparation tool.
- January 17, 2018
The Hyper in-memory data engine added in Tableau 10.5 could make Tableau analytics capabilities more expansive, enabling the software to support new use cases, like IoT analytics.
- October 13, 2017
Tableau is adding low-level capabilities to raise its software's standing above that of a data visualization tool for business units and to gain more acceptance enterprise-wide.
- April 06, 2017
The cost of Tableau software for most new customers will be calculated based on subscription fees rather than licenses, in a reaction to emerging market demands and challenges.
- March 28, 2017
Self-service BI tools have become the go-to standard for business intelligence software, but users are pushing vendors to rethink how they address enterprise needs and advanced analytics.
- March 17, 2017
A lot of factors go into a choosing a strong, modern BI tool. But several users say ease of use trumped all other considerations for them in picking self-service software.
- February 06, 2017
Good instincts used to drive successful business strategies, but intuition just can't cut it in the age of big data.
- November 23, 2016
Self-service analytics is all about getting IT roadblocks out of the way of the business, but traditional tech teams can still play a useful role in defining and implementing BI data governance best practices.
- March 24, 2016
New features in Microsoft's cloud BI tool give users a raft of data visualization capabilities, including the ability to analyze Power BI data in Excel.
- February 05, 2016
At the 2016 TDWI Executive Summit in Las Vegas, business intelligence managers detailed moves by their organizations to embrace self-service BI tools -- and the benefits that followed.
- October 22, 2015
Tableau Software's new Vizable tool is a free mobile business intelligence app for iPad users, which was built as a standalone product from the company's namesake BI platform.
- July 28, 2015
Balancing data access and security in an organization isn't the most glamorous task, but several chief data officers at an MIT conference said it's something CDOs need to take charge of.
- June 29, 2015
MicroStrategy has introduced the first major new version of its BI software in six years, and it's playing for self-service customers with the MicroStrategy 10 release -- but with a focus on governance.
- June 23, 2015
As self-service analytics software becomes more common, users are calling on vendors to beef up governance capabilities.
- May 20, 2015
Self-service business intelligence and analytics tools require thoughtful deployment plans to get business users to willingly integrate them into operational workflows.
- April 29, 2015
BI software vendor Qlik has announced three new or updated products aimed at making it easier for end users to share data, analyses and applications.
- April 16, 2015
Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant report on business intelligence says more users are gravitating toward decentralized BI platforms -- leaving IT teams trying to catch up on governance.
- March 25, 2015
The adoption of self-service BI and analytics tools continues to grow. But understanding how to support their use is a must -- and that starts with a solid architecture for analytics.
- March 20, 2015
Fundraising for charitable organizations can be extremely competitive, so some nonprofits are turning to self-service BI to help gain an edge in attracting donors and improving operations.
- March 04, 2015
Creating and enforcing data governance policies is a must in self-service BI initiatives, but a collaborative approach can avoid stifling users -- and produce good analytics results.
- March 05, 2014
There are risks to be aware of when business users take responsibility for self-service business intelligence, but there are ways to mitigate them.
- February 28, 2014
Data discovery tools are a high priority for businesses, but vendor products can be lacking, the latest Gartner Magic Quadrants say.
- April 30, 2013
In an interview, TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson explains why there's more to self-service BI success than putting tools in the hands of business users.
- December 21, 2012
Mainstay issues such as poor data quality will plague businesses in 2013, but one way they're hoping to overcome hurdles is by empowering users.
- July 09, 2012
What are the must-have capabilities for self-service BI platforms? And what vendors are providing those functions? A new Forrester Wave report gives its take.
- May 03, 2012
QlikTech is pushing hard into enterprise BI with its QlikView software, says TechTarget's Wayne Eckerson. But, he adds, more upgrades are needed to make QlikView a bona fide BI platform.
- April 09, 2012
Data quality issues, insufficient budgets and other technical and business problems can trip up unwary organizations on deployments of in-memory analytics tools, consultants warned.
- September 20, 2010
Poor data quality topped the list of most common obstacles standing between companies and successful business intelligence deployments, according to the BI Survey 9.
- September 15, 2010
The R open source analytics programming language produces stunning data visualizations but requires a statistician’s expertise. Revolution Analytics is trying to change that.
- June 08, 2010
The Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) Conference kicked off with a look at the company’s plans to bring BI to business users.
- April 01, 2010
SAP StreamWork is the latest entrant in the collaborative decision-making technology market.
- August 17, 2004
To citizens, contractors, taxpayers or civil servants the promise of e-government is to be able to search for information in a self-serve mode