We dived deep into six different tools that can be used for BI. As mentioned before, they generally fall under two main categories:
Data discovery desktop applications
Traditional programming languages
Deciding on the best tool or methodology for our organization largely depends on our needs as well as our BI maturity. Are the users at a level where they need to be spoon-fed the data in a format that is ready to go out the door? Are the users more tech-savvy that just require us to point them in the direction where the raw data is stored and they can do the rest on their own? These are all good questions and will vary based on the organizations, as well as users within the same organization.