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It's about usability, not open source per se
« on: April 02, 2010, 05:17:57 AM »
Just a thought about BI is that is that it's all about Usability... and not being on the open source perse.. why?
Well, you know just by having BI components as open source doesn't really meet the challenge of making BI more accessible to the end users. Most BI tools (commercial and open source) are focused on the IT to make it easier for software developers to build BI applications. However, this still relies on the developers to build the right BI app for the users. The end users of BI, usually business analysts, want a simple yet powerful tool that lets them intuitively "see" their data and analyze it. By that account, Excel is the most powerful BI tool out there today, of course with caveats about data syncrhonization, etc. What open source does very successfully is that removes the price barrier to BI so that SMB's can now affor BI tools. Still, for BI to be successful, the key challenge to be addressed is usability. Make it easy for the end user and they'll adopt BI -- open source or not.

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It's about usability, not open source per se
« on: April 02, 2010, 05:17:57 AM »

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