Dashboard User Whitepaper
All Dashboard Spy readers are urged to download the new business intelligence white paper from Information Builders titled “Five Things You Need to Know About Your Users Before You Deploy Business Intelligence”.

This excellent whitepaper lists 5 things you need to know before you begin planning your BI application, so you can better understand the blend of capabilities needed to address end user requirements. Click here for the whitepaper: 5 Things You Need to Know About Your Users Before You Deploy Business Intelligence.

In this white paper, you will learn five key things, as well as their implications you need to know about your users. Additionally, this white paper will recommend effective ways to answer questions pertaining to your planned business intelligence environment. Those answers will help you determine the most appropriate form of deployment, so you can ensure widespread adoption and maximum user satisfaction.

Here is a preview of the 5 things they talk about:

Below is the list of the 5 things you need to know before you begin planning your application, so
you can better understand the blend of capabilities needed to address end user requirements.

1. What is the technical skill level and sophistication of the user(s)?

2. How much time can they spend finding, accessing, and analyzing information?

3. What types of questions will they be asking? [Note: the answer to this question will require
in-depth investigation, since it differs greatly from “What kind of information do you need?”

4. How often are the users traveling (or how often are they in the office)?

5. How timely must the data they are accessing be?

Correctly answering these five questions will provide you with a foundation for mapping out the
right mix of functionality necessary to meet user needs and optimize application utilization.

Five Things You Need to Know About Your Users Before You Deploy Business Intelligence