The core concept behind the Vanguard solution is that business intelligence (BI) must be demand-driven, which means that the business needs of the user dictate the technical solution, not the other way around. In other words, it should let the business users drive the process, and remove the problems of content relevance and software complexity.
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an understanding that the BI development cycle is inherently iterative and open-ended and that therefore the business decision maker needs to own the process. Thus, the vendor''s solution addresses the problem of content relevance by making the underlying data architecture transparent to the users, who have access to information from multiple systems, platforms, or locations, and view it in a functional user interface. To that end, Vanguard''s Unified Information Model (UIM) ensures that the appropriate