Thanks to accelerated technological advancements, flexible working has become more accessible to companies large and small. Employees can now easily meet and collaborate with the right software, but these tools come at a price.
However, understanding how these tools work, mastering them, while trying to juggle work-related responsibilities has become cumbersome for many employees.
So when reevaluating the workplace and how it operates, leaders need to think about their current business intelligence (BI) tools and what role they will play in the future of work.
According to research from IDC, just 13% of decision makers use their BI tools every day and a staggering 75% are looking to augment their current solutions over the next two years.
The main reason for this desire to alter BI solutions is to adopt an easier process.
Much of today’s analytics tools are difficult to get a grasp on and take away from actual work. While self-service BI tools have given leaders the ability to make data-driven decisions, doing so assumes these leaders are also analysts.
In order to make well-informed decisions based on data insights, businesses must align their strategies with their data usage. For instance, if a business is aiming to be flexible in operations, so should their analytics.
BI tools will need to adapt to ensure that workers can easily access analytics no matter where they are, what apps they are using, and what devices they are on.