A New Approach to Business Intelligence: Rapid-fire BI

A New Approach to Business Intelligence: Rapid-fire BI

What is this new generation of business intelligence? Whether you've
heard it called new BI, self service BI or rapid-fire BI, this
whitepaper will help you and your IT team make sense of what it is,
how to identify it and how you and your organization can benefit.

Business intelligence initiatives continue to top CIO priorities, as
executives and managers demand greater visibility into business data
much faster. Traditional business intelligence platforms have fallen
short of delivering rapid analytics and insights. But that's changing.
A new kind of BI is here: rapid-fire BI.

Rapid-fire BI is a new approach to providing true business
intelligence delivering dramatically better business results. While
traditional BI platforms perfected scheduled, parameterized reports,
they do not do what they now espouse: provide self-service business

This paper addresses the key attributes of a Rapid-Fire BI Solution:

* User-Driven Approach
* Easy Visual Interfaces
* Flexible Configurations
* High Performance
* Easy Administration

Rapid-fire BI provides end-user freedom in an environment that
leverages existing IT infrastructure and recognizes that not all data
is in the enterprise data warehouse. It's about where people can take
advantage of the new generation of easy visual interfaces and visual
intelligence that make trends and outliers easy to detect. And it's
about low cost of ownership. It grows to fit your needs on your
timeline, leverages your existing infrastructure as much as possible
and never requires long implementation phases or specialty technical

Dr. Chris Stolte, VP, Engineering - Tableau Software
Dan Jewett, VP, Product Management - Tableau Software
Dr. Pat Hanrahan, CTO - Tableau Software

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