Evolution is defined as the process of successive change and adaptation to sustain. Despite the 30 years of change that the Business Intelligence (BI) field has experienced, traditional BI has yet to evolve. The dated functionality of traditional BI is being challenged by a modernized form of BI, known as Agile BI. Leading the way into the future with its Agile BI technology is LogiXML.
The challenges traditional BI users face typically include difficulty integrating multiple data sources, long implementation times, and high resource and time investments, which ultimately prevents an organization from running effectively and efficiently. Agile BI provides a different approach to data integration.
With agile BI, data can be either tightly or loosely integrated enabling users to support technical decisions without conformed dimensional models. This agility with data integration gives decision makers immediate access to relevant data and empowers them to make informed decisions faster. With traditional BI, users must endure a labor- and time-intensive transformation of data in addition to a heavier footprint due to its rigid architecture.
Agile BI not only reduces implementation times, but also increases total value over time by offering users greater flexibility. Organizations can quickly get set up as well as leverage agile BI’s modern architectures and functionality to adapt to changing requirements easily. Traditional BI limits users because it fails to adequately respond to change. Agile BI is a driver of change and enables users to rapidly modify its functionality to remain efficient.
Charles Darwin, known for inventing the theory of evolution, is also notably known for his other theory, survival of the fittest. Those who evolve and adapt will sustain and survive, while those who do not will lose to competition and eventually face extinction. Traditional BI’s inability to adapt will eventually lead to its extinction in the world of IT. By enhancing your organization with agile BI, your organization will not only be competitive, but it will be able to succeed during changing times.
For more information on LogiXML’s Agile BI technology download their white paper: http://www.dmgfederal.com/logixml-agile-bi-white-paper-form/