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Updated by Antivia Software on Oct 02, 2015
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The worst BI nightmares of all times

Halloween - it would seem fitting to try to scare you. We therefore give you the worst nightmares of the business intelligence industry. What's your worst BI nightmare? Feel free to add to the list!

1

When you realize your BI tool wants to display the dashboard in Flash but your tablet doesn't support it.

When you realize your BI tool wants to display the dashboard in Flash but your tablet doesn't support it.

You're off to a conference in New York and you can't do work on the journey because your mobile device doesn't support Flash. What could be worse?

2

When you get stuck in the compile-simulate-view-redesign loop when designing for multiple devices.

When you get stuck in the compile-simulate-view-redesign loop when designing for multiple devices.

The endlessness of this loop is death for designers and end-users alike.

3

When you discover that your data is locked into your BI vendor's database.

When you discover that your data is locked into your BI vendor's database.

What happens when your data volumes continue to grow? Or what if you want to introduce another vendor's BI tool? It's going to be an expensive affair...

4

One for the developers: When you find yourself working with people who haven't updated their browser since 1998.

One for the developers: When you find yourself working with people who haven't updated their browser since 1998.

No, IE 5.0 is not a compatible version. In fact, it's not compatible with anything anymore.

5

When your BI tool crashes and you haven't saved your dashboards.

When your BI tool crashes and you haven't saved your dashboards.

There are no words for the panic this brings on.

6

When you realize you're not able to share your dashboards with your end-users.

When you realize you're not able to share your dashboards with your end-users.

They're the ones that need the dashboard and if they can't get them the business will suffer. Not great.

7

When you fill in your monthly time report and find the project code no longer exists.

When you fill in your monthly time report and find the project code no longer exists.

"Does this mean I have to do the report again?" Panic, panic, panic!

8

When the dashboard designer and project manager have never talked to end-users

When the dashboard designer and project manager have never talked to end-users

What do you mean this is not what you asked for?!