Before, hiring specialists to analyze business data entailed costs that only large companies could afford. This was one of the reasons why small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) were hesitant to implement business intelligence (BI). But times have changed.
Most of us don’t normally associate Business Intelligence (BI) with small- or medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The huge investment required to hire data-delving specialists makes us think BI is only for larger organizations. But this is no longer the case.
Business Intelligence (BI) has conventionally been the preserve of big business, given the need for specialist knowledge meant hiring pricey experts was often the only way to leverage its value. But the rise of self-service BI tools has leveled the playing field, allowing small- and medium-sized businesses to get in on the game too.