Self-Service Analytics: A Boon for Business Users

Business analysis tools no longer fall within the exclusive domain of data scientists, as line-of-business users are tapping the power of self-service analytics. Over the past decade, analytics has emerged as a critical tool in the enterprise arsenal. It allows organizations of all shapes and sizes to gain insight into an increasingly complex world. Yet, somewhere between challenge and opportunity lies a simple fact: These business analysis tools have typically required data scientists to assemble the right data sets and interpret results. As a result, “Organizations have focused on hiring as many data scientists as possible, even though they are very expensive,” observes Scott Schlesinger, principal at EY’s IT Advisory in the Americas. Yet, over the last couple of years, things have begun to change. Analytics tools, while becoming more…


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