In the previous article in this series we discussed why a modern information delivery platform should enable non-programmers to create interactive dashboards and information applications to enable you to keep pace with the changing needs of your business.
However, regardless of how quickly you’re able to create and deliver information throughout your organization, it is equally important that business people are able to access and use this information as easily as they can use a mobile or web app in their non-work life.
This trend will come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog, as at Antivia we’ve been pushing the cause of the regular business user, the end consumer of information delivery, for many years. Lack of focus on what regular business users need is one of the reasons we believe that BI adoption rates have been stuck stubbornly around 20% for the past decade.
Most business users need sophisticated interactive dashboards or information apps to answer the questions that matter the most to them.
Think about it – if you have a smart phone, you probably use several apps a day. Emails, social media, fitness tracking, online banking and shopping, checking the weather… the list goes on. And all these activities have one thing in common – you access, interact and use them without really thinking about it.
Geographic information is crucial for organizations trying to understand how their business is performing, however few businesses are maximizing the value of their location data.
80% of all data that’s generated has a geographical element – imagine the opportunities that lie within this data! That’s why we’ve just launched an integration with CMaps, from Centigon Solutions, which enables you to fully exploit your location data.
Mobile business intelligence has evolved from being a nice-to-have to a must-have for many of today’s businesses, and mobile capabilities are now high on the list when organizations are considering BI tools.
With the global workforce becoming more and more mobile and business moving faster than ever, it is crucial that people can take their KPIs and latest business information with them when they’re on the go. If not, business people become frustrated that they have to revert to making decisions based on gut-feel.
Antivia has received a lot of coverage from Gartner lately. We were mentioned in the 2015 Magic Quadrant, and in the hype cycle for Business Intelligence and Analytics from August in the mobile BI section.
And, as recently as last week, DecisionPoint™ was mentioned during the ‘Delivering outstanding BI on a budget’ webinar hosted by Kurt Schlegel and Neil Chandler, both Gartner research VPs, as one of a handful of vendors ideal for delivering BI on a budget.
Building a basic dashboard with a few bar and line charts and some labels is a really good start but to be able to draw some real insight from your data and increase user adoption rates, you’ll need some additional features that enable users to dig deeper and investigate the information they are seeing.