Gartner Research

Serving Up Self-Service Business Analytics

Published: 01 May 2013

ID: G00250339

Analyst(s): Carlie Idoine


Self-service business analytics (BA) is a complement to and not a replacement for a complete business analytics platform. Adding self-service leverages and expands the existing infrastructure to serve a broader set of business customers.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Guidance Context

  • Problem Statement
  • Guidance Applicability

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • Prework
    • Investigate What Self-Service Tools or Components Are Already In-House
    • Evaluate the Appetite for Self-Service From Both Business and IT Perspectives
    • Create a Vision and Justification of Approach for Moving Forward With Self-Service BA
  • The Self-Service Business Analytics Framework
    • SSBA 1: Create an Architectural Vision for Self-Service BA
    • SSBA 2: Assess the Current State and Plan the Future State
    • SSBA 3: Assess the Information Management Infrastructure
    • SSBA 4: Leverage Self-Service Data, Models and Analysis
  • Follow Up

Risks and Pitfalls

Recommended Reading

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