Top 8 BI services trends that are going to make waves in 2023

As we approach 2023, there is quite a buzz about the new trends that are going to dominate the Business Intelligence (BI) Consulting market space. Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Analytics Solutions, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Visualization, Self-Service BI, Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) ……… we have heard a lot about these technologies, but which ones will make waves in 2023?

TekLink has a unique perspective on Business Intelligence Consulting services trends, especially about where we see things heading. As we work tirelessly with our clients to resolve business challenges, it offers us an opportunity to extract industry insights and anticipate new and effective trends.

Here’s what our experts foresee coming in 2023:

1. Advanced and predictive data analytics solutions will continue to dominate business applications

Advanced and predictive analytics offers immense potential in terms of return on investment in BI services leveraging a wide array of data storage structures including big data. The companies that leverage the data best will gain profitability and competitive advantage. All decisions based on data-driven analysis will drive better business decisions.

2. Data engineers will be coming to organizations

Sound data-driven decisions can only happen if the data is correct. Without sufficient data quality, data is practically useless and sometimes even dangerous leading to wrong conclusions. Not only is data quality an issue but the location of where the data is placed has become an area of interest for maximum performance while being cost-effective.

We hear the buzz about data scientists in the industry, but we see another title getting traction – Data Engineer. Data engineers write code with a high interest in being highly analytical and focused on data visualization. They build tools, infrastructure, frameworks, and services. Data engineering is much closer to software engineering than it is to data science. Watch for the data engineer’s title to get some buzz in the news and on social media.

3. Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications will become mainstream

IIoT applications will explode in all industries but a few will dominate. Top industries will be centered around manufacturing operations (Manufacturing), freight monitoring (Transportation), smart grid (Utilities), smart home (Consumer Goods), telematics (Insurance), remote health monitoring (Healthcare), and digital signage (Communications). IIoT applications will improve the quality of our lives for many years to come.

According to Statista, the prognosis of global spending on the IoT will reach $1.1 trillion in 2023.

4. Public cloud-first strategy will be adapted

The public cloud-first strategy will become more commonly adapted to control costs and provide more flexibility than on-premise solutions. These new cloud applications often will not replace existing traditional processes, but they will fill a need for exploiting new solution areas not yet explored.

5. Data visualization factory will emerge to better utilize internal software investments

Data visualization

A visualization factory strategy will provide a framework to leverage existing data visualization tools implemented by a team of data visualization specialists. The visualization factory can be staffed by internal specialists or external consultants giving internal business users the means to speed up the process of business application development by using the right data visualization tools in a cost-efficient model.

6. Natural Language Processing (NLP) will become more prominent

Natural Language Processing is going to become a more prominent component of Business Intelligence Consulting and Data Analytics Solutions. It will even make its way into Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions (some EPM vendors are already investing in R&D for this).

Take our TekLink partner Prevedere for example. One of the key components to drive value is the ability to introduce external data, which is part and parcel of Prevedere’s service. The ultimate objectives of a Big Data initiative are most commonly prescriptive and predictive analytics.

The next logical step for a solution like Prevedere or any analytics solution would be for the user to be able to use human language to ask the system, “What is my volume forecast if I increase my price by 10%” or “how much would demand change if the unemployment rate goes up .2%”, etc. This may not be something that ends up in production at a lot of companies in 2023 but we’re going to start hearing a lot more marketing spin about these solutions.

7. Big data applications will be adopted

Why is big data not being universally accepted in mainstream applications? Often new big data applications are put through an extensive cost-benefit analysis which more or less gets killed before the application ever gets off the ground.

Big data opportunities tend to be new areas not effectively explored before and the predictability of success is not always seen or realized from the first implementation. Companies that have an entrepreneurial approach to big data applications will stand to benefit the most.

A small amount of investment budget in areas not usually pursued might give the greatest rewards. Dare to try something different and new! Try, fail, then try again!

8. Improving planning accuracy will always be in demand

For companies using SAP technology for planning and consolidation, SAP BPC Standard will be the preferred planning tool for large organizations for many years to come.  SAP BPC Standard will give users more financial freedom for easily leveraging investments in SAP HANA, several BI services frameworks (BI and BW/4HANA), and other legacy databases.  SAP has also committed to supporting BPC 11 release.

Now that you heard from our TekLink experts, we would like to know your thoughts. Do you think any other significant trend will emerge in 2023? Share your comments now.

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