Collaborative decision-making is a big trend in business intelligence (BI) with the rise of social and BI software. As much as we hear about it, I believe it’s just the beginning. The popularity and quality of the BI tools that facilitate collaborative decision-making will only continue to improve and evolve, reshaping the way organizations think and operate.
Not long ago, a collaborative decision-making tool was little more than cc’ing people in an email chain. Now, we have collaboration portals with social personal dashboards, alerts, workflow, discussions, resource tracking, project and idea management, all of which enable immediate, iterative decisions. Look for more of these tools to foster open and dynamic BI collaboration in 2013 and beyond.
Here’s a webinar I plan on attending January 8, 2013. It will cover research revealed in three key opportunities for business users to leverage the combined benefits of collaboration and business intelligence: collaborative interactions, information enhancement, and collaborative decision-making. You can register here.

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