The typical ower users can publish the charts and graphs of their business insights through the Sharepoint BI infrastructure built into Office and O365 platforms either in the cloud or on premise.
With Self Service BI solutions, reports and insights can be delivered within hours and days and not in weeks and months like traditional BI. Cost of ongoing BI work is also reduced as there is effectively no “development time” since the reporting solutions leverage native capabilities of Excel and SharePoint.
Using powerful in memory analytics capabilities of Excel and Power BI, business users can build comprehensive analytical solutions with millions of rows of data. The powerful self service capability frees up valuable IT resources who can focus on their core competencies rather than writing reports and building queries and cubes.
Use of natural search language queries make it easy for everyone in your organization to find answers that might be buried in your local native data.
The easiest way to find what you're looking for is to search for it. A properly configured search setup with suggestions, refinements, and best bets is key to help users find what they are looking for quickly and keeping them productive. This goes hand in hand with Information Architecture & Taxonomy because proper metadata is essential for relevant search results.
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Data is the new currency of the economy, having the right tools for your business team can help you transform your organization while at the same time better leverage other data investments you are making in multichannel customer engagement, customer analytics, Big Data and Data Science initiatives. The benefits of Self Service BI are not limited only to business intelligence experts or data scientists. Nearly everyone in your organization can analyze and make more informed decisions with the right tools systems and processes.
Communicate in a consistent manner by having your document content generated from templates vs. relying on the workforce to pick the right template.- Template Driven
If you are using email to pass around files to get feedback and updates, you can easily lose information and/or start generating duplicate content. Having documents controlled and generated by SharePoint will allow a centralized controlled master copy of the document.- Duplication
You no longer have to dig through your email threads to find out who made a change to document content and who approved that change. You can have a full audit trail at your fingertips.- Accountability
Business Intelligence doesn't have to be an expensive, multi month project. With powerful Self Service BI solutions you can quickly unlock the value of data and enable your teams to collaborate and make data driven decisions at a fraction of the cost of traditional BI solutions. Microsoft Self Service BI (Business Intelligence) through Power BI platform (Power View, Power Pivot, Power Query, Power Map and Q&A) has made Business Intelligence affordable and approachable to the masses. The BI features available with Excel, Visio, SharePoint and Office 365 have expanded the possibilities for organizations to analyze internal and external data sets in ways that allow businesses to make more informed decisions.