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How AI is Lowering the Barrier to Entry for BI and Analytics - Birst

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I've spent most of my career in Business Intelligence, either as part of a technology organization developing BI tools or as an analyst using BI and analytics to make decisions. I've always been passionate about using cutting edge technology to solve business pain points, so I was very excited to join Birst to lead the development of Smart Analytics. Driven by Machine Learning, we aim to make Birst Smart Analytics usable by any business person to generate insights needed to understand what is impacting their business, without the assistance of an analyst or IT.


How AI is Lowering the Barrier to Entry for BI and Analytics - Birst

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I've spent most of my career in Business Intelligence, either as part of a technology organization developing BI tools or as an analyst using BI and analytics to make decisions. I've always been passionate about using cutting edge technology to solve business pain points, so I was very excited to join Birst to lead the development of Smart Analytics. Driven by Machine Learning, we aim to make Birst Smart Analytics usable by any business person to generate insights needed to understand what is impacting their business, without the assistance of an analyst or IT.


Birst Smart Analytics: Using AI to Operationalize BI - Birst

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How do you deliver more insights out to more people? Operationalizing BI and analytics – that is, putting the power of data in the hands of everyone across the enterprise, not just analysts and data scientists – has always been the mantra for Birst co-founder Brad Peters. According to research from Eckerson Group, when an organization deploys a BI and analytics system, roughly 10% of employees have the skills needed to produce insights from corporate data and deliver them to decision makers. That means much of the organization depends on a few experts to leverage data to make decisions. Do you see the bottleneck?


Birst Launches Birst 6; Empowers Business Users to Connect to a New Level of Trusted Insights - insideBIGDATA

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Birst, a leader in Cloud BI and Analytics for the Enterprise, unveiled Birst 6, the next evolution of its networked business analytics platform that empowers business users to connect to a new level of trusted insights. With Birst 6, business users can transform raw data into connected insights quickly and effortlessly. Connected insights means people can connect their prepared data to a network of analytics, enriching their own insights and those of others throughout the organization via Birst's enterprise-scale, multi-tenant cloud architecture. Only Birst enables people to extend their analytics, data models and visualizations through a seamless, networked integration of data and analytics deployments across their organizations. The Birst 6 networked business analytics platform will deliver technology capabilities, beginning immediately with connected, end user data preparation (data prep), and throughout 2017.


Does Governance Outweigh the Art of Insight in the Age of AI? - Birst

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Data visualization tools, desktop data discovery tools, and visual analytics are examples of traditional self-service BI tools that business analysts embrace because they provide a user-friendly way of quickly turning data into insights. These tools are geared toward business analysts that have the skills and knowledge to acquire the right data sets, perform the analysis, and present the insights needed to solve a business problem. Often, these data sets acquired by business analysts are not governed or managed by IT, but this is acceptable because business analysts have enough business knowledge to evaluate whether insights are reasonably accurate to address the business problem. Business analysts also have the skills to best present analysis in the form of beautiful charts and reports to make it easy for others in the business to interpret insights quickly for decision making. Machine-generated insights can remove business analysts entirely from the analytic process.