A company can throw millions behind a large-scale BI project and it may still fail. Of course there are a multitude of reasons why projects don’t succeed, but one important point cannot be underscored enough: data is useless unless it’s put into the right hands in the right manner.
Empowering your end users is critical to the success of your BI project, whether that’s empowering them to do more analysis by removing tedious manual work (automating tasks that used to be done with Excel spreadsheets), or empowering them through the newest trend: incorporating Web 2.0 functionality into BI solutions.
As arcplan sees it, this new trend is all about making BI more pervasive, engaging, and collaborative in order to facilitate end user decision-making, all in the hopes of helping organizations perform better. The power really is in the end users’ hands; BI solutions providers are designing with them in mind, taking their internet savvy and preferences into account in their latest product innovations.