Information applications

The Challenge

After years spent trying to get business users to speak the language of BI by repeatedly training them in various "self-service" tools, and never with much success, savvy organizations are looking to flip this and make BI speak the language of the business user.
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Requires specialist resources: Building information applications typically involves programming - and lots of it. At a minimum, you are likely to need a good JavaScript programmer to create the type of information application your users require. Programming resources are often expensive and in short supply, which typically means an increase in your project cost and a delay before you are able to deliver. And, when you need to implement the inevitable changes to your application in the future, you have to hire these expensive resources again.

Usually a compromise: Typically, you have two options when it comes to building an information appl: use the scripting language provided by the vendor or use a specialist development environment. If you need to deploy to multiple mobile devices and the desktop, you'll probably have a massive headache with a BI tool scripting language. And although a specialist development environment will likely make multi-channel deployments easier, this introduces a whole new set of challenges around data management, handling hierarchal data and synchronizing data between components to create the desired user experience.

Takes too long to build: Successful BI projects adopt a user-centric approach which starts with requirements gathering, before building a prototype, showing it to end-users in a workshop to solicit feedback, implementing their changes, then hosting another workshop to collect further feedback as the project team iterate towards the ideal solution. But users are busy and implementing their changes takes time, so keeping their attention and scheduling time for future workshops can be tricky. And, when users are spread across several locations, these issues are compounded - and that's all before you consider the extra effort of supporting tablet devices and the desktop.

The Solution

To avoid spiraling costs and timescales, you need a tool that's easy to use, let's you build and re-design quickly and doesn't require you to comprise on the development environment.

DecisionPoint enables you to create information applications with task-focused workflows, fast and without coding, for consumption on mobile devices and the desktop - so you deliver your project on time and your business users get all the information they need to guide their daily activities and make effective decisions.

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What you get

12 month subscription to DecisionPoint, including support and maintenance:
  • Connect and merge data from different sources, e.g. spreadsheets, finance systems, budgeting systems, SAP BW, etc.
  • Create stunning information apps without coding
  • Deliver to mobile devices (and desktop browsers), empowering your business people wherever they are
  • Schedule refresh of your data to make sure people always see the most recent numbers
  • Ensure each manager sees the big picture so he or she can make the correct decisions for your business

The Takeaway

DecisionPoint helps you quickly create the type of modern information apps that today's businesss user needs to answer their critical business questions.

Are you ready to start delivering the information applications that your business needs?

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