Information demand is booming. Leaders and line-of-business managers are clamoring for new combinations of information, drawn from new sources and data types (structured, semi-structured and unstructured), in higher volumes than ever before:
Corporate databases, structured data...simply can’t satisfy the appetite for information...The spectrum of information sources is almost unlimited, and opportunities for innovative integration are abundant. [Organizations] must provide access, integration, and presentation capabilities for an extensive range of real-time, easily integrated, highly relevant information sources — internal and external, structured and unstructured.
— The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI)
Unfortunately, the variety and depth of analysis that BI tools can deliver is limited by incomplete information provided by legacy back-end systems serving up only structured data (databases), merely providing answers to pre-defined questions.
Vital business insights buried within unstructured content (documents, SharePoint, email archives, web, etc.), that could help not only answer what is happening, but also why it is taking place, often remain undiscovered.
A new approach is required to enable highly agile BI, drawn from all relevant sources — structured and unstructured, internal and external. Thankfully, this new agile information approach already exists: unified information access (UIA) technology, led by Attivio's Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®).
Attivio AIE freely integrates, correlates and presents all enterprise information, structured and unstructured, with no data modeling required in advance.
Unlike other systems such as XML databases or legacy search tools that try to retrofit data and content to accommodate their technical limitations, Attivio AIE was built from the ground up as an "Analyze Everything" agile BI platform, combining, linking and analyzing data and content in ways other solutions simply cannot match.
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Key features of Attivio AIE that enable complete agile business intelligence include:
Proven by top global organizations and bold start-ups alike, Attivio AIE truly is an "Analyze Everything" platform, rapidly integrating and correlating all structured and unstructured information silos for a complete informational picture. The result: truly complete agile business intelligence, providing new insights and enabling innovative business decisions that increase revenues, savings and competitiveness.