About this paper
There are plenty of BI solutions on the market that will let you push a button and get an answer. But if you can’t explain how you got the answer, or what it means, it’s no good. Most self-service BI solutions can only display what has already happened. And most have a predefined path of analysis that gives users very little creative freedom. A different type of self-service solution, SAS® Visual Analytics limits the amount of IT involvement in routine tasks, yet leaves ultimate data control and governance in IT’s hands. So business users can quickly and easily investigate and interrogate the data to find out why something happened – to uncover the root cause behind the “what.” And they can do it in seconds or minutes, not hours or days, without any help from IT.