Self-Service Business Intelligence

Get past the limitations of ordinary self-service business intelligence and analytics by choosing a BI and data management platform that can truly scale.

Self-service business intelligence (BI) and analytics systems help business users make decisions by providing interacting data visualizations, charts, graphs, reports, and analysis. There are two ways of satisfying these requirements: analytical tools and analytical apps. The approach you take depends on just how pervasive you want BI and analytics to be within your organization. 

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Much attention has been paid to the use of self-service analytical tools that help business users analyze data without requiring IT intervention. Typically, these are beneficial for sophisticated users who understand how to source their own data and perform various forms of analysis. But a large majority of business users don't have the savvy to start from a blank slate and get what they need, so they're better served by placing this information into a highly interactive form in a set business context. In other words, they need apps. Only the WebFOCUS platform provides facilities that satisfy both sets of requirements for thousands -- even millions -- of users.

An effective self-service strategy calls for a combination of apps and tools

Self-Service Apps   

InfoApps provide a custom interface through which users can interact with data and find fast answers to their questions. Power users, IT, and analysts can use WebFOCUS tools to author InfoApps and deliver them to any number of information consumers.

Self-Service Tools

WebFOCUS InfoAssist+ gives business users and analysts visual data discovery, rapid dashboards, reporting and analytics, and the ability to publish interactive documents. They can produce BI content and explore data (big, small, and in-between) from one easy-to-use, browser-based tool.

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