Embedded analytics can assist organizations in making data analytics available inside end-user-tools, such as customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), marketing, financial systems and other software applications. Embedding analytics into existing workflows helps business users gain access to the capabilities they need without having to go outside of the environments they use daily to do so.
Embedded BI remains one of the most important use cases in the overarching data analytics space, as organizations utilize the technology to create extranet applications and provide analytics as part of an overall business application. Users are often rewarded with faster, more informed and more efficient decision-making, which can lead to more actionable insights. Embedding an analytics solution can also lead to better business value from the data that a business has already invested in capturing, storing and analyzing.
In our attempt to provide the best resources for whatever stage of the enterprise technology journey you’re currently at, we’ve assorted the five most informative YouTube videos on the topic of embedded analytics. It’s our hope that these videos will help you gain a better understanding of where things have been, where they currently are, and where they’re going in the future.
This one is beginning to get a bit dated, but we believe still worth watching as the folks at Yellowfin share trends worth noting. There are five key trends in the BI industry the vendor thinks are on the cusp of coming to fruition, and one of them is widespread adoption of embedded tools. If text is more your thing, there’s even an accompanying blog post.
This video from Sisense is part of the Radical Transparency series. The company’s Vice President of Go-To-Market PeggySue Werthessen discusses the rise of embedded analytics in the BI world. She also does a deeper dive on the past and present of the data analytics space as a whole. If you prefer an audio format, the episode is on SoundCloud.
In another Sisense production (they have excellent content game), Wayne Eckerson of Eckerson Group discusses the evolution of business intelligence and why embedded analytics seems like a logical next step for many organizations. He also shares some tips for comparing the top embedded BI solutions.
Looker brings us another on-topic webinar, this time featuring a client who decided to deploy embedded analytics. The episode also features a product development firm that covers the main embed use cases. While Looker provides some insight on the best practices of implementing an embedded analytics solution, cloud data warehouse provider Snowflake Computing chimes in to review the advantages of a scalable cloud architecture when considering an OEM product. This production was certainly a team effort.