BI for the People – and the 10 Pitfalls to Avoid in the New Decade
sponsored by QlikTech, Inc.

Business Intelligence (BI) emerged twenty years ago as a tool for decision-making. Originally used exclusively by analysts, power users, and board-level executives, it has slowly evolved into a more democratic medium as organizations have come to realize that decision-makers at all levels and in all departments need access to timely, relevant information. Today, there is an increasingly strong move towards the ‘consumerization’ of BI as people are demanding the same speed and ease-of-use from their workplace software as ubiquitous applications have delivered in their personal life.

BI tools can now enable more people to easily explore their data without limits, providing them with answers to their business questions. But because many companies are still struggling with outdated BI technologies, adoption rates remain low. Only a fraction of the potential users are actually leveraging BI tools mainly because of system cost, complexity and lack of capabilities.

As a result, the challenges that BI implementations present have limited the ability to deploy it widely within organizations. This paper outlines over the next few pages below, 10 common pitfalls associated with traditional BI approaches that prevent organizations from getting full value from their BI investments. Continue reading to learn more about these 10 pitfalls and how to avoid them.

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