Looker’s slick Slack integration inserts data directly into conversations
Looker, a data visualization and business intelligence startup announced a new component today that brings Looker data directly into Slack conversations without having to access the program separately.
The new tool is called Looker Slack Bot and is built using the Slack bot technology. It provides a way for users working in Slack to access data related to the discussion. They may want a simple text answer such as when is the customer renewing or they may want a chart or graph to answer more complex questions like customer product usage over time.
That’s important in an area like business intelligence because people need data where they are. Trying to find new ways to present that data in context is an important differentiator, Looker CEO Frank Bien told TechCrunch.
“People have been consuming business intelligence in old interfaces, but they want to consume data where and how they are working. In user interface design, people want to have conversations. Slack has taken…
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