Let’s face it: When it comes to business intelligence (BI), a lot of organizations today are mouse hunting with an elephant gun.
An elephant gun means recruiting and training a team of database specialists to manage the ETL (extract, transform and load) and BI reporting process. It means writing a seven-figure check out of a capital expenditure budget to customize and deploy a full-scale, enterprise-wide BI solution. It also means a lot of waiting, even once implementation has been completed.
A mouse gun, on the other hand, means using a simplified web interface that accesses operational data in real time and enables business users to simply drag and drop to customize reports and dashboards to get the information they need, when they need it.
This Deep Dive analyst report focuses on the fundamental differences between these two very different approaches to business intelligence. It examines some of the trade-offs and benefits, based on the experiences of hundreds of companies. It also offers examples of how three very different types of organizations have achieved success using Agile BI tools.