What is Embedded BI?

Embedded business intelligence (as opposed to embedded software, which is firmware intended for specific hardware) is information technology in the form of reports, dashboards and visualizations that is integrated into the application for which it provides reporting. The benefits of embedding BI include:

  • faster application time to market compared with a custom, inhouse solution
  • greater usability for application users who have reporting right inside their application, and
  • more robust features, since it is created by application developers who specialize in business intelligence