There will be no let up this 2014 in the ongoing paradigm shift-report driven to user driven -now influencing technology developments in business intelligence (BI) tools.
This was according to QlikTech Technology, the Pennsylvania-based developer of the BI application, QlikView, whose press statement described the shift as "likely disruptive".
The statement expressed the belief that innovation around BI platforms will continue to develop around the user.
Such innovation "will empower users with technology that is 'humanized' and tailored to their natural behavior in today's context," said the statement as it quoted QlikTech regional vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan Philip Beniac.
As such, BI solutions will be more intuitive with users operating them in the same manner as technologies they personally use for day-to-day living.
This paradigm shift will empower users to make decisions, a crucial; competitive enabler for organizations increasingly more democratic in their management practices.
This democratisation has been spurred by shifts in the global economy.
The statement said that in regard to this paradigm shift key BI trends in the Asia-Pacific this 2014 will be the following:
- BI will become more mobile and social
- BI apps will become more "humanized"
- Big Data will have to be right sized for users
- Natural Analytics will redefine BI
More organisations this 2014 will recognise the importance of making data actionable for every user, according to the statement.
"This means extending self-service BI in natural ways people work-like mobile and social collaboration," it said.
Thus, BI's evolution towards becoming more "humanized".
This will be due to employees' demands that their tools match the intuitiveness of their experiences with technology and social media in their personal lives.
The statement noted that most BI solutions focus on processing Big data rather than distributing it in the right format to business users.
"In 2014, successful organisations are those who can provide users with technology tools that will make big Data fell 'small' for users," according to the statement.
It likewise pointed out that people intuitively do data analysis brought about by their superior skills in pattern recognition, associative thinking and forms of natural sense making.
To enhance and augment these natural skills, Natural Analytics will be the technology and design approach to development of next generation BI tools, according to the statement.
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