BeyeNETWORK Releases Research on Ease of Use and Interface Appeal of BI Tools

Originally published March 22, 2010

Boulder, COMarch 22, 2010 – BeyeNETWORK announces the publication of a new research report and webinar, Ease of Use and Interface Appeal in Business Intelligence Tools, researched by Cindi Howson, industry expert and Founder of BIScorecard. This report defines the subjective terms ease of use and interface appeal, discusses the current state of business intelligence (BI) tools and creates a framework for key deliverables to quantify what end users desire in a BI tool.

“Ease of use and interface appeal are important factors in making BI more pervasive throughout an organization,” says Howson discussing her research. “This survey highlighted the numerous factors that influence ease of use and appeal of BI tools, including age, current tool use, innovative technologies and training.” This report defines ways to increase BI tool adoption.

Sponsored by eThority, IBM Cognos, Indicee, MicroStrategy, QlikTech, Tableau and TIBCO Spotfire, this report includes results of a survey of 255 respondents about what features were important to them in their BI tools and their opinions on various interfaces. The aim of the research report was to gain a broad perspective of what end users considered key features that would enhance use and adoption of BI tools.

An on-demand webcast highlighting these latest research results is now available. Howson presents a framework for BI tool design best practices that can enhance more widespread use of BI within an organization.

“Cindi Howson brings a wealth of knowledge about BI tools to this research into ease of use and interface appeal,” states Ron Powell, Founder and Editorial Director of the BeyeNETWORK. “Her familiarity with business intelligence software and its users is instrumental in providing an objective look into what features and functionalities are important for tool users.” 

The full report is available for download at the BeyeNETWORK’s research site: http://www.beyeresearch.com/study/13006. View the webcast at http://www.beyeresearch.com/watch/3679.

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