For proactive decision-making, access to accurate and timely business intelligence (BI) information is a must. However, the demand on IT to provide actionable data far outweighs the resources available.
As such, self-service BI has become a necessity for businesses seeking to make faster, fact-based decisions. For self-service BI to be successful, information-driven professionals need more control and faster access to critical business data. With self-service data integration (DI), both technical and business users benefit from a quick and easy way to query and analyze data across disparate sources.
This paper discusses the direct relationship of self-service BI and DI and explores how to build a complete self-service solution that provides enhanced visibility and flexibility for integrating, cleansing and analyzing data with ease.