June 29, 2012
For business intelligence projects, customers measure the value of the service in the way their data is presented. Is it easy to understand? Easy to analyze? Easy to make decisions? Subsequently when BI vendors sell their wares to the CFO or CEO, it’s often based on dashboards and other data visualizations. This is because clients are focused on what is most important… The results. However, if you look at the cost of most business intelligence projects, the data visualization component often only reflects about 20% of the total cost of a project.
80% of the project is spent designing, accessing and staging the data so that BI tools can use it. What the Connection Cloud is able to do for business intelligence is revolutionary. BI tools that are ODBC or JDBC compatible can connect to the Connection Cloud to access SaaS data. BI sales reps can now speed up the sales cycle, and implementation teams can help their clients save project costs that would have been spent on getting to the data. Now, effort and budget are focused on understanding the business needs and creating the elements of the solutions that clients really do value.
We’re excited about our partners, Tableau, Jaspersoft and Yellowfin: just three of the BI companies using the Connection Cloud to access and integrate their data.
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