Implementing Self-Service BI to Improve Business Decision Making
Self-service Business Intelligence (BI) represents a paradigm shift in the way businesses use their data. By enabling end users to combine and analyze large amounts of data, self-service BI provides a pathway to better decision making across the enterprise. Yet effective decision making for core business processes often requires trusted reports that are best developed by centralized teams of experts who can validate data quality and deliver more sophisticated analyses and reports. This paper explores the approach used by the Intel Technical Manufacturing Engineering (Intel TME) organization to balance these very different requirements using a Microsoft BI solution stack based on SQL Server, SharePoint, and Excel.