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Invisible Advanced Analytics: Coming to a Business Application Near You

Published: 18 June 2015

ID: G00277210

Analyst(s): Nigel Rayner, Helen Poitevin, Christopher Iervolino, David Cearley

Summary

Packaged business application vendors are embedding advanced analytics so that users can perform sophisticated analysis on transaction data without specialized skills. This trend creates both opportunities and challenges for analytics, BI and application leaders.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • The evolution of business application architectures to embed advanced analytics in an increasingly "invisible" manner means analytics, BI and business application leaders must review how vendors plan to deliver these capabilities
  • The ability of business users to perform complex analytics without the need for data science skills using embedded advanced analytics means analytics, BI and business application leaders can find new opportunities to deliver business value
  • With advanced analytics now embedded, analytics BI and business application leaders will need to understand how enabling users to perform complex analysis will challenge many business analytics strategies

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