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Visualizing Business Intelligence

How Self-Service BI Tools Improve Decision Making

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In this white paper, ICF International's Deep Sogani and Sean Woehrle explore some of the challenges faced by executives when choosing a self-service business intelligence (BI) solution and provide tips for successful integration into an existing data management landscape.

For large organizations, getting actionable data into the hands of business users can be an expensive waiting game. Self-service BI tools may relieve some of the pressure on IT departments to reduce costs to improve productivity by delivering insight directly to the managers who need it. However, self-service BI tools should not be considered a magic bullet, and it's important to understand the limitations. For companies already using Excel and SharePoint, Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 and its integrated BI tools may offer the most seamless, cost-effective, and self-service solution for managing data.

Authored By

  • Sean Woehrle

    Technical SpecialistICF International

    Sean Woehrle is an expert in database technologies with speciἀc emphasis on Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM technology stacks. Since 1999, Mr. Woehrle has worked both collaboratively and individually in database/data warehouse design, development, data movement, reporting, analytics, and product implementation, including mentoring and classroom instruction. His experience spans diverse vertical markets, including health care, federal, finance, retail, and manufacturing.

    Mr. Woehrle has a B.S. in Business Administration from East Carolina University. His certifications include MCSE, MCDBA, MCTS (2), and MCITP for Azure Development, SQL Server, and BI.

Insight Details

Published: May 11, 2012
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Deep Sogani

Source: ICF International
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