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building the data warehouse bi  to success. Improve Visibility Building a company''s business on a network of integrated projects not only sets out the logical steps to business success, it enables managers and senior executives to have better and faster visibility of progress, enabling operational and financial risks to be managed more closely, corrections to be made, and the consequences minimized. What is key here is that businesses see the project as a real-time execution model, not just as a framework for planning and follow-up. Read More

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