Case Studies: Enterprise BI vs. Self-Service Tools

April 21, 2016

Analytics Demystified, Dashboards Reporting and Visualizations, End User Self Service, Microsoft Power BI, Report Authoring, Tableau

Real-Life Considerations When Choosing a BI Tool

There’s a tug-of-war going on between self-service analytics tools and enterprise BI. With the ensuing confusion – and downright FUD – in the marketplace, organizations struggle to determine which of the two types to use. The answer is… it depends on the task at hand. Each has its drawbacks and benefits.

In this recorded webinar, our experts cover real-life client use cases and the factors playing into the choice of tool. You’ll get practical input on guiding considerations when selecting an approach: governance, accessibility, functionality, time to decision (agility).

Among the use cases under discussion:

  • A large health care organization using enterprise BI centralized data
  • An online e-tailer using self-service analytics
  • A capital equipment manufacturer using a hybrid solution of Tableau self-service analytics and Cognos enterprise BI

Because Senturus works across the spectrum of enterprise BI and self-service tools, we can clear the FUD and shed some much needed light on where each type of tool is best suited.

See an updated version of this webinar in which we delve deep into the comparison of  features matrix.


BI Report Authors, BI Report Consumers, BI Power Users (Developers, Support Staff), BI Managers, IT Mangers, IT / BI Executives (CTO)


John Peterson
CEO and Co-Founder

John is the company’s thought leader and visionary. John directs the delivery of all projects with Senturus, providing the bridge of technical and business understanding.

Albert Valdez
Vice President of Learning Solutions
Senturus, Inc.

Albert is the Vice President of Learning Solutions at Senturus. He has more than 17 years of experience in business intelligence education and technical training. In addition to founding and running the Senturus training division, Albert also serves in various roles in the company including senior consultant and solutions architect. Albert has overseen the growth of the Senturus training practice from a few Cognos authoring classes to dozens of courses covering the breadth of Cognos Analytics and Tableau.