Agile BI: Complementing Traditional BI to Address the Shrinking Decision Window

David White, Senior Research Analyst, The Aberdeen Group

Business answers—not in a month or a week or a day—but RIGHT NOW is what business leaders increasingly demand and agile BI is the way to get them. A shrinking decision window is becoming the norm, not the exception, and equipping business stakeholders with the information they need, when they need it, is paramount.

So why isn’t traditional BI sufficient to handle this emerging need?

In this paper, Aberdeen leverages the research that underlies their “Agile BI: Three Steps to Analytic Heaven” report to explore why companies who combine traditional BI with agile BI tools are best equipped to meet the shrinking decision window reality businesses face.

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David White

Senior Research Analyst, The Aberdeen Group

David White is a Senior Analyst in the business intelligence research practice. Choosing the right product or solution is important, but many other factors are also crucial for a successful BI project. With this is mind, David uses his 20 years of experience with many industries to research the art and science of getting the right information, to the right people, at the right time. His research, based on data collected from technology users, demonstrates how analytics can be used to help tackle business problems. The research also provides best practices that all companies can use to maximize the value of their investments in integration, data warehousing, and business intelligence. In addition, David’s in-depth experience and research data is used by software vendors to help shape and direct market strategy.