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Thank you for visiting my blog. I am a Cofounder & Technical Advisor here at the BeyeNETWORK. Having covered the business intelligence and data warehousing industry for more than 15 years, I'm looking forward to a more interactive form of communication with all of you. Please share your comments and thoughts!



If you read this blog on a regular basis you know I am a fan of business intelligence for everyone. I've talked repeatedly about breaking down barriers to business intelligence and enabling everyone across the enterprise to see and contribute to company success. Its easy for me to toss stones at the older business models and companies who are struggling to bridge the gap between executive access and everybody access.

Thats why I get excited when I see technology that is breaking the rules and getting it done. I met with Panorama last week and got to see a demo of NovaView Spotlight a solution that embeds business intelligence directly into the Microsoft Outlook and other Office applications. It is easily configured, offers collaborative tools so you can share your "dashboard" and drill down analytics that go straight to the source. The best part is it doesn't feel like BI to the business user. The system is all wizard driven allowing anyone to modify what they want to access and how. Plus you can add KPI's easily and you can publish the Spotlight numbers to an RSS feed and to mobile device as well.

I really believe in order to make BI pervasive it has to be simple, low cost and delivered in a way that removes the technology hurdle and fosters adoption. Panorama is doing all the above, pricing per seat is around $30, its easy to use and understand and they embedded it in an application everyone uses every day.

Here is a couple screen shots:

With exploded view of multiple KPI's

Tag: Business Intelligence, Analytics, KPI, NovaView

Posted September 6, 2007 6:03 AM
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