Usually a compromise: Typically, you have two options when it comes to building an information appl: use the scripting language provided by the vendor or use a specialist development environment. If you need to deploy to multiple mobile devices and the desktop, you'll probably have a massive headache with a BI tool scripting language. And although a specialist development environment will likely make multi-channel deployments easier, this introduces a whole new set of challenges around data management, handling hierarchal data and synchronizing data between components to create the desired user experience.
Takes too long to build: Successful BI projects adopt a user-centric approach which starts with requirements gathering, before building a prototype, showing it to end-users in a workshop to solicit feedback, implementing their changes, then hosting another workshop to collect further feedback as the project team iterate towards the ideal solution. But users are busy and implementing their changes takes time, so keeping their attention and scheduling time for future workshops can be tricky. And, when users are spread across several locations, these issues are compounded - and that's all before you consider the extra effort of supporting tablet devices and the desktop.
DecisionPoint™ helps you quickly create the type of modern information apps that today's businesss user needs to answer their critical business questions.