Effective collaboration by multiple stakeholders is very difficult to achieve when all members utilize a desktop version for analysis and server versions for collaboration. Pyramid provides business users with a collaboration tool on a platform that all users are actively using exclusively for all their BI functions.
Today, more than ever before, businesses have converged on the idea that our decisions need to be collaborative. An individual may not uncover insights by analyzing data alone. Knowledgeable stakeholders and colleagues can provide additional insight into why data may be trending up or down based on external factors that are not immediately apparent.
John, the CFO for Apex Electronics using his desktop BI tool, sees the sales figures for the current quarter is down by 3%, after a consistent 2-year upward trend of between 5% and 8%.
After further interrogation of his cube (drilling, slicing and dicing), he discovers that sales in the Boston store’s electronics department have decreased by 30% in December, dragging down company-wide quarterly sales.
Data security is bypassed when a snapshot of the report is sent via email to all fellow collaborators as all members don’t always have the same access rights and users could view unauthorized data.
In the Pyramid application, comments and conversations among colleagues can take place directly within analytic reports and dashboards. Conversations greatly expand the depth of analytics by creating social hubs around analyses. Sharable insights make it easier to discuss results and to create actionable lists for users on the platform. Data and report snapshots allow users to track changes over the lifecycle of a conversation thread.
Below, we compare the approximate time it takes to produce a single data visualization using a desktop-based BI application versus Pyramid.
With Pyramid’s commenting functions, users have a powerful, ubiquitous, simple and user-friendly collaboration tool built right into their analytics platform.