24 February 2023
The concept of a Data-Driven Command Centre (DDCC) – a data-driven hub of direction and strategy that supports decision making and leadership – has been rising in popularity for years, but is its reign coming to an end? With the emergence of Active Intelligence, the closed-off, exclusive environment of DDCCs no longer have the agility to meet the BI challenges of many modern organisations.
So what can your business do about it?
The team at Vizlib have created an eBook to help decision makers, creators, and Business Users modernise – and mobilise – their organisation’s approach to analytics. Alongside practical guidance, the eBook discusses how the right Business Intelligence (BI) tools can support this future by putting Business Users in the data driver’s seat. With your Business Users empowered they can then become your organisation-wide ‘Data Force’ – narrowing the gaps between data, insights and action.
Read on for the four most important takeaways from the eBook.
To truly understand Active Intelligence, we must consider its predecessor – Passive Intelligence. Passive Intelligence underpins historic approaches to BI, and relies on historical data and additional tools to support decision making. The process of producing Passive Intelligence is slow, and insights may even be out of date by the time they are reported.
Active Intelligence, on the other hand:
Ultimately, Active Intelligence creates a business culture where users don’t need to wait for information to come to them, and puts data and insights right at the point of decision. But in order to make the most of this rapidly-evolving technology, we need the right people and systems in place. That is where self-service analytics enters the picture.
Self-service analytics enables everyone in the business to build dashboards and uncover data insights without relying on technical support. With self-service analytics, users go from consuming reports created by others to consuming data themselves – getting to the ‘why’ faster and more effectively.
But self-service analytics does not mean that everyone is adding ‘data scientist’ to their resume! Intelligent, no or low-code solutions do the heavy lifting for Business Users, so they can work smarter, not harder.
Like a build-your-own salad bowl, self-service analytics lets you choose exactly what you want with a few simple choices, instead of being made to choose between predetermined options created by data specialists. Users are empowered to create an original ‘dish’ that suits their preferences and access, analyse and report on data that’s pertinent to their job – without the added complexity of too much choice.
The past few years have brought a lot of conversation around data literacy and accessibility. It can sometimes feel like everyone is now expected to be a data-fluent coding-wizz – we don’t think that’s right.
At Vizlib, we recognise value of independent data usage for everyone and building the right data skills in your organisation. Successfully creating your Data Force starts with data accessibility and data literacy – not fluency. With the right tools, and basic data-related skills, the power of data can be unlocked for everyone.
Everyone in an organisation should have access to real-time data and be able to use insights to confidently improve their area of work and contribute to their team. Collectively, this is what creates a sustainable and successful data-driven business that can handle challenges.
Embracing the future of BI means equipping your Business Users with the right tools, but how can you tell which tools are the ‘right’ ones?
There are four key elements you need to consider – ease of integration, resource consumption, user-friendliness and security.
With the right people, processes, and tools in place, your organisation is set up for success. And maybe we’re a little biased, but we think that Qlik and Vizlib are great examples of solutions that fit the bill. With Vizlib, your Data Force is empowered to supercharge their Qlik analytics – creating clear and compelling data dashboards, and actionable insights without writing a single line of code.
To find out more about how Vizlib can help take your data analytics to the next level, check out our latest product, Vizlib Live!, or have a browse of our Demo Gallery. And don’t forget to download the eBook, here!
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