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Jul 11 2018   2:10AM GMT

self-service business intelligence (BI)

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Self-service business intelligence (SSBI) is an approach to data analytics that enables business users to access and work with corporate data even though they do not have a background in statistical analysis, business intelligence (BI) or data mining. Continued…

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“The trend of self-service BI has opened up new opportunities for companies to gain value from data more quickly, because it takes IT out of the picture, which reduces delays.” – Bob Violino

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