One thing that's clear is that modern BI platforms aren't point solutions. These tools need to meet the analytical needs of every user across the enterprise, not just solve a few niche problems. 

We think modern BI tools should be able to combine the capabilities of enterprise analytics with the flexibility and ease of use of data discovery. That means a tool that delivers a wide variety of features, including:

Our latest release, MicroStrategy 10, does just that. It’s the only business intelligence offering on the market that delivers both enterprise-grade analytics and data discovery in a single, integrated platform. 

That means organizations that deploy MicroStrategy can give their business users intuitive tools for self-service analytics without sacrificing governance, performance, or scalability.

Enterprise reports and dashboards aren’t going anywhere anytime soon, but neither is the business user demand for easy-to-use data discovery tools. Forward-thinking organizations need to plan for this and choose a modern BI platform that can meet the needs of all their users.

If you want to learn more about what sets modern BI apart from the pack,  I encourage you to read this year’s Gartner Critical Capabilities report

Gartner Critical Capabilities

The report looks at how Gartner defines modern BI and rates 24 vendors across 5 unique use cases and 15 critical product capabilities. It’s a must-read for anyone interested in IT or analytics. You can download a copy of the report here.