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2016 Business Intelligence and Analytics Capabilities Report

As organizations elevate their analytics capabilities, one often overlooked challenge of analytics maturity is the balance between striving for more advanced capabilities and strengthening core business intelligence competencies.

This research report, written by the International Institute for Analytics and sponsored by SAS, explores the relationship between Business Intelligence (BI) and Advanced Analytics (AA) as well as their adoption among large organizations. It reveals that BI is adopted and used more widely than AA, but companies that use BI across their entire organization are also more likely to implement AA across their entire organization.

This report provides answers to the following questions:

  • Where are organizations at in their adoption of BI and AA, and how do they execute the two disciplines?

  • How do organizations view their current BI and AA capabilities, and where are the largest gaps between importance and performance?

  • What are the key themes and barriers that hamper adoption of BI and AA?

  • How do organizations plan to invest in BI and AA over the next few years, and which emerging capabilities might be implemented?