In the ever changing landscape that is Business Intelligence (or is that Business Analytics?), a fellow business analyst from Magenic, Chuck Whittemore (B), and I authored a white paper based on our experiences over the past months.
What I think makes our work unique, a BI architect and a business analyst came together to show our worlds colliding in the age of modern BI tools. While the goal has always been to bring the data to the users and let them work with it as creatively as possible, the tools to do this were IT focused. What we see now is that with the advent of in-memory, client-side BI tools, users are now able to get to this on their own. Microsoft has invested heavily in Excel to make it a first-class BI tool. Our paper discusses this disruptive nature of the new tools and how Excel is being pushed to the next level. After all, Excel is everywhere already.
Enjoy the read and I welcome your feedback.