Social BI Encourages Sharing, Learning and Data Popularity!
Social Business Intelligence, AKA Social BI, may seem like a frivolous achievement, but it is far from frivolous! Consider what happens when people share and collaborate. And, if you expand the view of Social BI benefits, you will discover that business users who have access to a Social BI environment can also improve business readiness, agility and results.
Sharing can optimize resources by allowing users to access reports, dashboards and data that might be just what they need to complete a task or analysis. When you implement social media and social networking within the Business Intelligence environment business users can share, rate, discuss and learn from others. As users share data and reports, there is a natural emergence of power users and those who produce popular data, reports and analysis.
As users, and data analysis become ‘popular’, a business will see improved user adoption of BI tools and begin to understand the types of data that users value, and can more easily provide data to improve data leverage, and increase confidence in decisions.
Everyone is used to sharing, rating, discussing and learning from others, and this concept applies to Social Business Intelligence as well. When users share and rank, resources are optimized and objectives and goals are easier to achieve with a common understanding of data and, more importantly, the reasons for the challenges and opportunities the organization faces.
With solid data and analysis, every user can spot a trend or a pattern and users can drill down and dive into data without having to ask for help from IT or from an analyst. This critical agility will move your organization forward with dependable data and prevent delays in critical decisions. Your business can create a social network of users and allow for continuous learning, sharing, collaboration and an increased understanding of interrelationships and dependencies within the enterprise.
It’s easy to achieve Social BI and to get the tools you need to encourage this environment. Start here: Social BIShare