IS BUSINESS READY FOR BI?
This article written by the Insider Learning Network discusses how SAP is pitching business intelligence (BI) to business users, but questions whether these business users are savvy enough to leverage BI tools. It quotes a statistic that states 63% of SAP customers do not feel their end users have skills necessary to get the most out of BI solutions. It then goes on to say that SAP will need to solve this issue and balance productivity with ease of use if it is to sell BI to business users.
There is also another common issue, however: business users don't often (and should not) know IT, and (more importantly) IT does not fully understand the subtle complexities of business needs. This gap is what the Business Analytics Professional fills. This resource has the technical knowledge to understand IT, the business acumen to understand a complex business landscape and the quantitative skills to provide sophisticated analytical solutions. This resource is not a technology, but a person. A person that can transform business needs into sophisticated analytical tools, determine the right technology (like perhaps BI), and deliver the tools to business users in way that provides both ease of use, and the necessary complexity to meet business needs. <View Article>
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