Business Intelligence ... new generation
Business Intelligence (BI) collects and combines operational/transactional data, and renders them to business users through intuitive and interactive decisional reports and dashboards.
The implementation of a BI solution BI includes 5 steps :
definition of business needs in terms of reports and data analysis
collecting transactional data
option : aggregation of data in a Datawarehouse
design of decisional reports and dashboards (KPI's/charts/tables/filters/drills)
publish and collaborate
Unlike spreadsheet-based (ex: MS Excel) - manual and sources of errors - BI solutions automate the process, easily cross heterogeneous data, and provide "a single view of the truth".
Reporting effort is minimized. Valuable time is freed up for analysis and decision making.
Traditional Business Intelligence classique is built around a datawarehouse, which homogenizes, aggregates, and historizes data. Cubes complete this approach to pre-calculate measurements and cross over several dimensions.
Traditional BI offers a more sustainable foundation and is independent of the reporting layer. Yest, its implementation is long and changes are not agile.
New Generation Business Intelligence imports data directly from sources and performs all transformations on the fly. High-performance, interactive dashboards provide the user with an immediate aggregated and detailed view.
BI 'new generation' produces the first reports in a matter of days. It gives the business user unparalleled self-service flexibility.
The 'new generation' Business Intelligence addresses all companies, regardless of their size, diversity and volume of data.