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Forrester Whitepaper:
Boost The Value Of
Your Enterprise BI
With Advanced Search

--A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of ThoughtSpot, Sept. 2014

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“When I sit down with a user, the reaction is ‘Does something like this even exist?’ It’s amazing. It’s a product that people expect, but that hasn’t been in the market yet.”

--Taylor Culver, AVP Product Management & Data, SterlingBackcheck

Evolution of information delivery

Classical Times

Messengers bring news from Rome to Egypt by swapping horses at waypoints

  • Wait: Over 65 days
  • Dangers: Getting lost, weather, disease, death

1950s to 1980s

Cobol programmers build reports on mainframes

  • Wait: 42 days
  • Dangers: Programming errors, system failure, incomplete requirements

1980s to Present

Analysts build reports using BI tools and SQL

  • Wait: 14 days
  • Dangers: Communication gaps, delayed reports, missed business opportunities

Moving Forward

The Average Joe can use search to find answers in the data

  • Wait: Sub-second
  • Dangers: Obsessive and recurring searches