If you were stuck at home or missed Marc Benioff’s keynote address at Dreamforce ’14 on Monday, let me introduce you to the new Salesforce Analytics Cloud called Wave. Wave is being heralded as “analytics for the rest of us,” and with good reason. Until now, implementing robust business intelligence systems has been a huge hassle. Costly systems, teams of experts, and days, weeks, or even months to get the data you need to make important decisions. With Salesforce Wave, your team gets the data they need in record time, even from mobile. Wave even lets you trigger Workflow actions from reports to alert your team if conversion rates are dropping or sales are at record highs.
Now, business users can instantly access and easily analyze billions of rows of data themselves…. In addition, business analysts can take a more strategic approach to delivering insights by creating mash-ups of relevant third-party data sources in a single dashboard…. Wave also enables social collaboration. As business users derive insights, dashboards can be shared via Salesforce Chatter and new workflows and tasks can be triggered.
-Jared and the Salesforce Guys