The underlying concept for the next wave of BI reporting tool is to deliver information to users through a simple interface where they can also share information. Search tools help users get the BI reports and combine those with structured and unstructured data within and outside the enterprise. These reports can be shared through blogs within the BI community and converted into really simple syndication (RSS) feeds for subscription. RSS feeds will enable easy integration with the office productivity applications like spreadsheets, presentations and email. Key metrics could be easily converted and plugged into desktops as widgets for constant monitoring.
It only took the mainstream 6 years to catch on. 😉