The current trend for business intelligence (BI) companies to focus on the visual aspect of their platforms - led by the likes of QlikTech and Tableau Software - is little more than "eye candy", Pentaho's CEO Quentin Gallivan has told CBR.
When speaking to CBR earlier this year, Christian Chabot, CEO and co-founder of Tableau Software, said that visualisation is key when presenting data to an end-user; it helps users better understand what the data means and improves decision-making.
"We all agree that pictures are almost always your end destination of analytical work - you want to turn it into a picture so you can understand it," Chabot told us. "So why is that saved to the end? Why not start with it?"
Read more about the views on the effectiveness of data visualization here. Sourced by Computer Business Review
Alexander 'Sandy' Chiang said:
I believe both are important in business intelligence; i.e. data management and data visualization - you can't have one without the other if you want to get the most out of BI.