Introduction: Gartner, an international authoritative analysis organization, released the 2021 business intelligence and analysis platform Magic Quadrant report. Alibaba cloud quick bi was re selected and continues to be the only Chinese enterprise selected in the Magic Quadrant in this field.
Quick Bi is continuously favored by Gartner with its continuous investment in enhancing analysis capability, the advantages of matrix products in data center and the professionalism of e-commerce industry. The substantial enhancement of the overall function of the product in 2020 has helped to significantly improve its position in the quadrant.
In 2020, the number of customers of Alibaba cloud SaaS services of quick Bi increased by more than 100% compared with 2019, and the number of customers delivered through proprietary cloud and independent deployment increased by 90%. The products have been recognized by customers in many industries such as retail, Internet, finance and government affairs. At the same time, through the integration with the business consultant, quick Bi helps businesses and brands more freely analyze the traffic, transaction, logistics and service data generated on Taobao and tmall. At present, thousands of stores have opened and used self-service analysis services on the business consultant.
From v3 4 to v3 9. It has just been released to v3 11. Quick Bi continues to improve its capabilities in interactive analysis and visualization, building data stories, nail integration, and enhanced analysis.
1. Interactive analysis and visualization
Visualization has always been the core capability of BI products, and quick Bi believes that data visualization should be upgraded from simple data presentation to rapid data analysis, and interactive visualization can significantly improve the efficiency of data analysis.
In addition to quickly discovering the association and composition relationship between data through interactive operations (drilling, linkage and jump), quick Bi further provides interactive charts to provide a new way of rapid insight. The new indicator disassembly chart can help users customize the indicators and dimensions of analysis, and users can adjust the dimensions and disassembly order of analysis at any time, When the index fluctuates and is abnormal, it can quickly locate the cause of influence.
At the same time, quick Bi’s new online dynamic component supports the expression of static data in dynamic form. Conventional pie charts, bar charts and bubble charts can only express sliced data, but can not express the change of data over time. By combining with playback axis and timeline, the most common graphics can also express the dynamic change of business, For example, the dynamic column chart widely used in the epidemic this year allows us to clearly understand the epidemic changes of various countries and regions over time.
2. Building data stories
Building a data story is an ability to combine interactive data visualization with narrative technology to demonstrate the analysis content in an eye-catching and easy to understand form. Gartner has further attached importance to the value of data storytelling in the ABI field in recent two years. Quick Bi has also introduced two levels of the ability to build a data story in combination with its own ability and domestic scenes.
The first level is the site level. Quick Bi supports organizing a large number of reports and links into a data portal, it can help enterprises present the data analysis system step by step from a certain business perspective. Such a portal can be the overall situation of the company to the form of sub business and sub sector, or expand the data content one by one according to each link of production and manufacturing. A site is a perspective for analyzing and using data. Good sites can often clearly express the business composition and even strategic direction of the enterprise.
The second level is the page level,A single dashboard often focuses on one analysis topic or several analysis indicators. It is often analyzed in a single page in the way of overall, trend change and segmentation of different dimensions. However, analysts often encounter problems such as lack of analysis ideas and many and messy analysis components,The newly introduced story builder component of quick Bi can greatly improve the efficiency of analysts in organizing and presenting data analysis ideas and value lines, so that report visitors can quickly grasp the story and value behind the data.
3. Nail integration
Through the improvement of the visualization ability of the mobile terminal and the deep integration with nails, quick Bi comprehensively improves the efficiency of obtaining data anytime, anywhere and making quick decisions in the enterprise mobile office scene.
Nail has become the preferred office platform for tens of millions of enterprises. In COVID-19, a large number of small and medium enterprises, schools and institutions have begun to use nails to punch cards, video conferences and daily attendance classes. Through Quick BI enterprises, people, wealth, things and data can be analyzed online and online.
Taking the Department Manager of an enterprise with multiple regions and stores as an example, every morning on the way to work, he can push the daily business report or performance warning in the nail through quick Bi on his mobile phone, understand the business situation, find out the abnormalities in time, and send the questions or work instructions about the data to the subordinate or department work group through the tasks and Ding in the nail.
The Department personnel can discuss the business problems and solutions reflected by the data in the nailing work group, and directly ask the intelligent small Q (quick Bi intelligent robot) in the group to obtain the data details or other related data. When the work continues to advance to each region and front-line stores, the actual implementation progress and customer communication of each store can be summarized to the headquarters by filling in the mobile terminal, and then through further summary and analysis, the managers of the headquarters can quickly grasp the actual situation and decide whether to take the next action. The efficiency of the whole closed loop of data acquisition, task distribution, work discussion and promotion is doubled due to the combination of data analysis tools and work communication platform.
In addition to the connection between Alibaba cloud’s SaaS service and nailing depth, in early 2021, quick Bi and nailing team cooperated to launch the “intelligent report” Application in the nailing application market, helping millions of enterprises on the nailing analyze their tasks, forms, processes and other data in the nailing, and supporting the fusion analysis of the data in the nailing and the enterprise’s own business data.
4. Enhanced analytics quick Bi
Enhanced analysis refers to data preparation, insight generation and insight interpretation assisted by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance the way business personnel and analysts explore and analyze data. After Gartner introduced the concept of enhanced analysis, the importance of enhanced analysis in Bi analysis products has become more and more prominent in recent years.
Quick Bi combines AI and Bi analysis capabilities through intelligent robots and enhanced analysis functions integrated on visual components, such as trend fitting, fluctuation cause analysis, prediction, anomaly detection and cluster analysis, so as to help various roles of enterprises find answers to simple and efficient positioning problems. In addition to being used in the nail micro application of quick Bi, the smart Q using the ability of Alibaba cloud Dharma institute can also be added to the nail group and used in the form of group robots.
By combining machine learning, artificial intelligence and visual analysis capabilities, analysts can quickly obtain and find the value hidden in the data. For example, fluctuation cause analysis can help users automatically disassemble and analyze the causes of core index fluctuations in trend graphics, and present the impact of various factors on fluctuations in natural language.
With the improvement of product capabilities such as interactive visualization, data story construction and enhanced analysis, the advantages of matrix products in data, and the practice of “data + tools” in the retail industry, quick bi was once again selected into the magic quadrant of Gartner abi. Quick Bi, which focuses on cloud native SaaS services, takes advantage of its advantages in the retail and Internet industries to focus on the scenario of cloud data on enterprises.
It is reported that in 2021, quick Bi will continue to help customers in retail, Internet and other industries focus on decision analysis, and continue to invest in mobility, enhanced analysis, industry solutions and improving product experience.
Author: Tai Jun in the data
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