Agile Methodology for Business Intelligence

What makes business intelligence (BI) complex is that the user-centricity of the data warehousing system cannot be compromised. The solution to this problem is the adoption of Agile frameworks. Agile development is a software development approach that "cycles" through the different phases, from gathering requirements to delivering functionality into a working release. Find out more.

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The old approaches for collecting, assimilating, and delivering business intelligence (BI) data have not kept pace with today’s increasing demand for rapid decision making. Many companies use static reports and ad hoc queries, but fewer companies use dashboards and portals—which often lack the interactivity required for navigation and visualization of business data. Learn how a next-generation dashboard solution can help. Read More

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