Visual data discovery tools are a relatively new addition to the spectrum of business intelligence solutions. Data collected by the Aberdeen Group in February 2012, found that employees in organizations that used visual data discovery were more likely to find the information they need, when they need it. In addition, these same companies were able to scale their use of scarce IT skills more effectively.
This new research — based on data collected in May 2013 from 29 organizations using visual data discovery and 95 that were not — reinforces those findings. In addition, Aberdeen's research demonstrates that visual data discovery can help to usher in a different approach to analytics, an approach that is far more user driven.