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DEC 13, 2012 11:53am ET

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What Do Ongoing BI Trends Mean for 2013?


It’s that time of year again, when everyone starts asking for the BI predictions for next year. Good news: We did a pretty good job on the last year’s predictions, and so there’re only a few reasons to update them.

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Comments (1)
Hi, Boris,

I totally agree with your idea on Mobile BI and Cloud BI trend. In fact. I'm also preparing for similar topics on the issues you discussed in this article, I will present a new point of view, hope you can give a comment.

Regarding self-Service in this paper # 3, you think the appropriate management is the trend, and I think the transformation capacity of business language may be another trend, what do you think of it in this regard?

Let me explain it carefully: I am quite familiar with some of the self-service software, such as R and Tableau desktop. R has powerful computing ability, but such business script technology is too complex for business users to grasp,and it is difficult to transform business language into complex algorithms. Tableau desktop is superior on the data presentation , but its computing power is not capable enough for complex calculation goal. It also lacks the ability for business language to be transformed into the algorithm. Both of them are difficult to achieve real self-service. I prefer esCalc, it's as easy as Excel spreadsheet, but has quite powerful computing capability. It has so called "business language transformation capacity". Business users can express the complex algorithms with esCalc.

But I find such software are very few on the market, I'll be quite appreciated if you can recommend more similar software, I would like to take deeper study.

Posted by Daisy D | Thursday, April 25 2013 at 11:21PM ET
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