I’ve been doing a couple of BI discussions lately, and I used a term that I thought was more widely spread – the "clicks" paradigm. It has to do with the way data is pushed out to users – whether that is based on OLAP or OLTP data.
A "three click" setup is a tool that users are trained on to select data objects and do ad-hoc queries. There are normally only a few users at this level.
A "two click" setup is a standard reports (web or otherwise) that has static selections to show various slices of data. Most managers live here.
A "one click" setup is a static report that shows the results of a query – most company users live here.
And there’s even a "zero click" setup, which is "data that finds you". It’s a report or some other output mailed to you or sent to your mobile device.
So have you heard of these terms before?