The article “Make BI Pervasive by Making BI Easy” began by restating the well-known struggle to make business intelligence (BI) pervasive throughout the organization. The comment was made that “the information they need isn’t just an Internet search or mouse click away.”

The value of pervasive BI is well understood. In the paper “The Payoff of Pervasive Performance Management” sponsored by BusinessWeek, it was stated that “organizations exercising world-class enterprise performance management, including widespread dispersal of the tools, enjoy 2.4 times the three-year equity market returns of typical companies in their industry.” This is hugely significant, and it points the way. With potential benefits of that magnitude, it is clear that no organization can walk away from the challenges.

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