Despite the prevalence of report/dashboard consumption in the cloud, power users are much more likely to use the cloud than casual users. More than half use the cloud to run ad hoc analyses and author reports, while more than 20 percent use it for data preparation, prototyping and predictive analytics.

Different user types of Cloud BI

To what degree do the following types of BI users use the cloud in your organization? (n=163)

And these power user activities in the cloud will grow significantly in the next twelve months (see chart below).

Timeline of primary Cloud BI use cases

What are the primary use cases for cloud BI in your organization? TechTarget 2013 (n=278), BARC 2016 (n=164), percentage


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