How I declared war on training – a vision on the Future of BI

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I am nearly 51 years old and run a global sales team, I have to use CRM for our salesforce automation.

No I didn’t attend the training !

I also have to do spreadsheets, PowerPoints for the board, use our internal content management system (guess what I didn’t attend the training course and am not a very prolific user).

I also now use, well in theory, 2 marketing automation packages, and I know you may find this hard to believe but I am NOT going on their training either.

Can our suppliers please listen to me ?


Your software package is not the most important thing in my life. If you take the above software I have to use, this equates to about 4 man weeks of training as a novice that I am requested to go on. This does not include my reporting needs. ENOUGH !

I don’t want to do it, I won’t do it, and apologies to my CEO, but I have no interest in doing it. I don’t know if I am just getting too old and inflexible or just a bit jaded and lazy but, either I need a new career or something needs to change.

Oh goodness, I have just read the above and am sounding like a grumpy old man. So be it…

The point is. Google spoiled me. It made me get used to simplicity, easy of use and speed. If I want information at home I type into a search box or even speak into my mobile and ask Siri. If I want to buy something I do the same.

Why can’t BI and reporting be the same?


I know I am not the only one!

What we need from BI and the way we perceive it, has changed.

BI has achieved a tipping point.

The IT-led reporting model is dying. I don’t want to wait for reports, my business can’t afford waiting weeks for answers. But I also don’t want to attend endless training sessions.

So what’s the alternative?

What comes next to BI?


This week we are hosting a webinar focused on Key trends driving the future of BI. With Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics as starting point we will explain how and why is the BI landscape changing, what should we expect from a BI tool in the future and how this will impact organisations.


Webinar wizdee Future trends on BI

Paulo, Wizdee’s CEO and myself will be sharing our experience on the BI industry from a market and technical perspective.

If you are more like me and believe that the future of BI is more than waiting in a queue for reports then join us to keep up with the latest trends.


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