Tapping Into the Power of the Many: Collaborative Decision-Making

Author: | Category: Industry Trends, General BI Topic | Tags: decision making, collaboration, social, self-service, business analytics, business intelligence | Published: 8/15/2016

Tapping Into the Power of the Many: Collaborative Decision-Making

Optimized Collaboration for the Enterprise

The goal of business intelligence is the advancement of the organization, not increased personal productivity. Unshared analysis, insights, and assets cannot deliver their true value. And those shared via unsecured means can cause more problems for your organization than they could ever solve.

Collaboration isn’t a new concept, but bringing it into an analytics platform in a way that genuinely adds value takes a thoughtful approach. As Peter Baxter of ITProPortal suggests, “To obtain the best results, business users of BI solutions need to have effective in-application mechanisms for connecting with the data experts in their organization to achieve the right business insights and make the best data-driven decisions possible.” Here at Pyramid, we couldn’t agree more. That’s why we built BI Office to make that connection possible in a variety of ways, deeply embedded within the user experience.

When knowledge is shared in a way that’s reliable and meaningful, your business can make the most of its greatest asset. Enabling true collaboration ensures that value doesn’t get lost in isolation.

The following are some key collaboration aspects of the BI Office analytics platform:

Chat it Up
With BI Office, social tools make it easy to add commentary, even down to the cell level, using standard social engines such as Yammer, Jive, and Chatter. Share data snapshots and documents within conversation threads. Even record your comments in real-time as a shareable audio clip. This interaction brings the expertise of the organization to individual and group decisions.

Find the Signal
When time and accuracy are imperatives, you need help cutting through the noise. Aggregated recommendations assist you in choosing the best content. You can access materials proven to have met the needs of others in similar circumstances. Knowing what content is most relevant and reliable results in more confident, timely decisions.

Tell the Story
Print content to PDF or PowerPoint, or distribute by sharing a simple link with the URL addressability of the platform. Build guided analytic experiences that draw users into the data story. Craft and automate sophisticated, dynamic narratives that contextualize your analysis with an enterprise-grade reporting solution. Develop publishing templates that iterate through every customer in your data model using their data and brand requirements. Confidently distribute those professional-caliber reports to internal and external recipients with security set at the role or dimension level.

Rinse and Repeat
By decoupling business logic and visualizations from the data model, BI Office allows users to share custom calculations and sets for reuse throughout the enterprise. If that logic must be altered, it will update for every content asset referencing it – from dashboards to reports. You only have to create the logic once, store it on the server, and then reference it in real-time instead of embedding it in documents trapped on a desktop or in a file share.

As an analytics platform, combining self-serve analytics with centralized governance, BI Office brings optimized collaboration to the enterprise. Across all functional areas and analytic workflows, BI Office enables individuals to make data-driven decisions – together.


Related resources

  1. View "Sharing/Communicating in BI Office 6"
  2. View "How to Collaborate in a Storyboard in BI Office"
  3. View "Introduction to Publications"
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