September 22, 2011 – More than half of surveyed organizations are seeing a spike in line-of-business managers requiring analytic capabilities, says Aberdeen Research. Aberdeen’s new study on the connection between collaborative knowledge sharing and analytical activity reveals that the big challenge is in providing context and expertise that can take information and transform it into meaningful business insight.

According to Aberdeen’s recent survey of 231 end users, collaborative tools and techniques that share decision context in and outside the organization lead to improved business performance in top companies. Trends impacting the need for collaborative BI include desire from lines of business for fact-based decision support and the mobile movement toward greater geographic distribution of workers. Business managers are seeking to rely not only on experience but also supporting information.

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