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May 17 2018   5:40PM 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…

Quote of the Day

“Whereas guided discovery tools operate with a preset collection of data and metrics, self-service BI tools enable business users to add data and define new metrics when performing analysis without IT intervention.” – Rick Sherman

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The user-training for the new business intelligence software was extensive, in the hopes that employees would be __________ by the change.
A. unphased
B. unfazed

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