Business departments and teams need fast, scalable, visually pleasing reporting and analytics tools that are easy to use, allowing the business to load data and mash up data sets without being overly dependent on IT. This is in contrast to on-premise solutions which often struggle to address the requirements and expectations of business and IT and often result in low levels of penetration of BI and analytics in many organizations.

Cloud BI addresses these challenges by combining the power of cloud computing with an agile BI solution that provides faster and better insight into the business, providing rapid value with less cost compared to the traditional on-premise BI solutions.