Gartner Research

When to Choose a Line-of-Business Analytic Application

Published: 24 January 2019

ID: G00375563

Analyst(s): Jim Hare


Business leaders who want to give their users contextualized analytics are increasingly deploying packaged line-of-business analytic applications. The best practices detailed here can help data and analytics leaders understand when — and when not — to choose a packaged solution.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Explore Packaged Analytic Applications First, Before Deciding to Build Custom Solutions In-House
  • Engage With Lines of Business to Understand Their Analytics Requirements
  • Pursue Available Packaged LOB Analytic Applications When Role-Based Contextualization and Time to Deployment Are Important

Case Study

  • Williams Sonoma
    • Challenge
    • Solution
    • Benefits

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