Here’s a question – How did last year’s revenue compare to this?  If you’re curious, maybe you could just ask this question out loud.  Perhaps you could find out if your meeting your sales targets by the color of your desk lamp.

These natural interactions are part of a brand new interface to query the business intelligence platform of New Your City-based Sisense.  The company, which appears to have over a thousand corporate customers, has rolled out in the last couple of months interfaces for Amazon Alexa, chatbots, and connected lightbulbs.

“Our entire focus is on simplifying complex data,” CEO Amir Orad told .  Amir said that these new kinds of natural interfaces means that one could avoid the thought process developed by thirty years of screen-based dashboards, so you can ask what you need.