The rise of the BI Builder – those individuals and organizations who prefer to embed, extend, or customize BI – will finally deliver on the promise of pervasive BI. Jaspersoft is the only BI suite designed for the BI Builder.
The benefits of BI are clear. It is about turning data into information and insight, which enables better decision-making across an organization. The dream of leading organizations is to enable every knowledge worker with the right level and type of self-service BI.
BI adoption continues to be low for most organizations. Some studies suggest as much 28% of an organization currently use BI tools. Other research shows it is nearer to 15%. Regardless, many more knowledge workers should have access to a BI tool so they can make decisions based on analysis and insight.
BI vendors have spent decades adding more features to their products in an effort to address new user profiles. Unfortunately this approach has not worked because increasing adoption is not about adding more features. Not all BI users are the same, thus the right BI tool needs to work for a variety of users within a variety of contexts, including within an existing application or work environment.
BI adoption for the masses requires presenting the right information to the right person within the appropriate application or environment without forcing a change in context.
Traditional BI solutions can work well when providing specialized features as a stand-alone application, but this approach only goes so far within an organization. However, traditional BI solutions are not built to be embedded, extended or customized which is needed to seamlessly integrate into an existing application or environment.
The role of the BI Builder will resolve the current adoption issues by embedding, extending, and customizing BI for seamless integration within end users’ preferred work environments. Users then get access to the self-service BI they need, where and when they need it.
BI Builders are individuals and organizations who need or prefer to build BI either by embedding, extending, or customizing the BI platform for their specific environment. Examples of BI Builder organizations:
Many BI Builder individuals have developer, consultant, architect, or product manager in their titles.
Jaspersoft’s BI suite is designed specifically to enable the BI Builder to easily and cost effectively deliver self-service BI to their end users. The Jaspersoft product is:
Adoption of technology improves when it can be integrated within the context of existing tools or applications. Integrating BI within an application encourages the masses to make decisions from information without looking for a report, dashboard or analysis found in a separate location within a separate tool. The people who enable this more useful BI are called BI Builders. They represent the future of BI and its more pervasive use.