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The Emerging trend of Self-Service Business Intelligence: A sustainable solution for a large organization?
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, Human-Centered systems. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Business intelligence (BI) is an umbrella term used to describe the applications,infrastructure and tools, and best practices which organizations canuse to analyze information in order to improve and optimize decisions andorganizational performance. In the later years a new trend has emerged inthe area of BI namely, Self-Service Business Intelligence. The purpose ofSelf-Service BI is to empower the users by allowing users to create reportsand analyze data without support of the IT department.

This thesis have tested and evaluated Microsoft's new Self-Service BI toolsuite, Power BI, through a case study in a large organization. The mainpurpose was not only to conclude if it is possible to implement a completeSelf-Service BI solution in a large organization, but also examine which partsof the Business Intelligence architecture are most suitable for implementingPower BI.

The result have shown that Power BI and Self-Service BI tools can't meetthe back-end requirements of a large organization and therefore it is not asuitable or functional solution. However, the front-end applications and bestpractises of Power BI and Self-Service BI are suitable for a large business.They support the users needs and empowers the users create better andmore powerful analysis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 64 p.
Keyword [en]
Self-Service Business Intelligence, Power BI
National Category
Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108318ISRN: LIU-IDA/LITH-EX-A--14/042--SEOAI: diva2:729819
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Sigma IT & Managment
Subject / course
Information Technology
2014-06-18, Allen Newell, Hus E 1 trappa, Linköping, 14:10 (English)
Available from: 2014-06-27 Created: 2014-06-26 Last updated: 2014-06-27Bibliographically approved

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