Many BI vendors claim embedding capability; most do not live up to the promise.
Interesting review by Mike Marriage on the benefits of deep embedding. The value comes from users having insights in the context of the key tasks and activities they must achieve.
In the applications they use day by day and minute by minute. Not as standalone BI or a separate tag they must toggle between.
Another test of any true embedded BI or analytics solution is answering this question.
"Can you update data and trigger action from the BI/Analytics screen or not?
If not it's just presentational BI/Analytics and this shallow implementation level usually disappoints.
Why do you need insights? To make decisions and take action. That means what it says- take action.
For that, the BI/Analytics must include "write-back" or bidirectional architecture if you prefer. Not many offer that.
In the insurance industry 360Globalnet delivers big data access and analytics embedded in an insurance digital platform
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A lot of vendors claim they can embed within an app, so they take a chart or graph and embed it. That’s just a report working against a snapshot of data. A real embedded analytics solution has to provide workflow integration and respond to events and triggers within the host application. Likewise, the interaction that the user is having with those embedded components should affect what happens in the parent app. Maybe clicking on that order number will open up the order page while adhering to any security rules that have been set. That’s an example of complete integration.