FutureWorks BI is commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) business intelligence application for the Workforce Development System. FutureWorks BI users can immediately conduct an analysis of Workforce System data without any data or application preparation typically required from other business intelligence tools. There is no “build” required.
FutureWorks BI is truly self-service business intelligence specifically developed for the public workforce development system and has been developed over 20 years with input from over a thousand workforce professionals. Unlike other BI tools, the warehousing, extracting, validating, transforming, and loading of data are included in the FutureWorks BI application service.
In addition, an application framework that allows users to interact with loaded data is already built and ready for use to conduct complex analyses, including the ability to create visualizations of the data. Other BI tools require users to construct views of data to prepare for analysis. In FutureWorks BI updated data is immediately available, whereas in other BI tools, users must manage data updates.