Demystifying Business Intelligence Data

Demystifying Business Intelligence Data

Demystifying Business Intelligence DataDemystifying Business Intelligence Data

BI data helps workers perform at a higher level as it becomes easier to access and use—and many workers can now access BI data without IT’s help.

Major PlayerMajor Player

86% of survey respondents said BI data is important to their company—and their ability to do their job—and 89% said this significance has increased in the past 12 months.


Two-thirds said it is simple to access their company’s BI data in a timely manner, with 24% of these respondents saying it is “very” simple.


43% said they can access BI data independently, as opposed to needing others to help them do so.

Recent AdoptionRecent Adoption

71% began using BI tools after 2012, and 53% did so starting in 2014.

Top Advantages of BITop Advantages of BI

Greater efficiencies: 26%, Better data management: 25%, Improved business strategy development: 18%

Departments that Benefit Most from BIDepartments that Benefit Most from BI

Logistics/operations: 58%, Marketing: 52%, Sales: 52%, Research/product development: 50%, Customer service: 47%

Biggest Concerns about BIBiggest Concerns about BI

Security 35%, Administrative delays: 24%, Data Flaws: 22%, Insufficient access to data: 18%

Most Popular BI Business SolutionsMost Popular BI Business Solutions

Microsoft Power BI: 22%, Oracle: 17%, IBM Cognos: 12%

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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