BI Trends of 2014

There are always new trends coming out of the BI marketplace. New needs are always developing, and BI vendors are constantly finding new ways to satisfy those needs.

These new trends result in a constant improvement of operational efficiency.

InetSoft's operational BI platform, Style Intelligence, is on the leading edge of many of this year's BI trends. Here, we will explore some of the coming BI trends of 2014, and see how they are in accordance with InetSoft's solution.

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Big Data

A significant trend in 2014 has been the increased use of Big Data. This refers to a volume of data so great that itcannot be processed in traditional ways.

Style Intelligence has the capability of connecting to Big Data sources such as Cloudera, Hadoop, MapR, and SAP HANA. The large amounts of data that exist within these sources can be easily mashed up with other, smaller data sources.

These new Big Data capabilities can provide a great benefit to today's organizations. The larger the amount of data allowed for, the more questions can be answered definitively.


Mobile BI is a big trend this year, and users need to access important insights on whatever device they prefer to use. Mobile device standards have become practically non-existent, and while the use of mobile devices was once a luxury, it is now an essential aspect of doing business. Today, Bring-Your-Own-Device is the trend, and users need to access important insights on whatever device it is that they use.

Style Intelligence is supported on iPhones, iPads, and android-based tablets. Users will not need to wait till they're at the office to access the data needed for important decisions.

With full mobile interaction, data can be deployed to twice as many people, including employees currently traveling and in the field.

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Dashboarding capabilities are a top priority for BI users in 2014.

Dashboards allow one to monitor and explore an organization’s data in a visual, intuitive way. An effective BI software should allow dashboards to be created quickly and easily, resulting in an instant visibility of business data.

Style Intelligence offers easy to use, easy to modify interactive dashboards, with multi-dimensional charting.

These interactive dashboards enable more information to be perceived in a single view, resulting in new insights gained.


Organizations are beginning to realize that they can use BI in a way that doesn't rely heavily on IT.

InetSoft is leading this vision, providing BI software that can be easily tailored by the end-user.

Only basic excel skills are needed to use Style Intelligence, resulting in maximum self-service for the end-user.

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About InetSoft

Since 1996 InetSoft has been delivering easy, agile, and robust business intelligence software that makes it possible for organizations and solution providers of all sizes to deploy or embed full-featured business intelligence solutions.

Application highlights include visually-compelling and interactive dashboards that ensure greater end-user adoption plus pixel-perfect report generation, scheduling, and bursting. InetSoft's patent pending Data Block™ technology enables productive reuse of queries and a unique capability for end-user defined data mashup. This capability combined with efficient information access enabled by InetSoft's visual analysis technologies allows maximum self-service that benefits the average business user, the IT administrator, and the developer.

InetSoft solutions have been deployed at over 5,000 organizations worldwide, including 25% of Fortune 500 companies, spanning all types of industries.