Amazon Echo, Sisense Integration Connects Business Intelligence with IoT


Sisense is connecting its business intelligence platform to a couple of devices originally intended for the consumer electronics market to make the data and insights more accessible for everyday business users.

The company made its debut on the Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms in the Niche Players square in February 2016. It is extending its platform to Amazon Echo and to an IoT lightbulb as part of a public beta program for its new program, Sisense Business Intelligence Virtually Everywhere.

Through its connection to Amazon Echo, business users can verbally query the platform to retrieve business data. For instance, a company could place an Amazon Echo device in the conference room so that the analytics platform can be queried during business meetings. The system leverages the Amazon AI and natural language processing to enable this capability, Sisense CEO Amir Orad told InformationWeek in an interview.

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