Spurred by government mandates for more business transparency, business intelligence has emerged to extract information from ERP systems. How has BI emerged? What does the terminology surrounding it mean, and what is its current state of affairs?
define business intelligence
provides the ability to define tables, screen layouts, and indices , which, in database design, is a list of keys or keywords, each of which identifies a unique record. Indices make it faster to find specific records and to sort records by the index field, which is the field used to identify each record. Historically, SQL has been the favorite query language for DBMS's running on minicomputers and mainframes. Increasingly, however, SQL is being supported by personal computer-based (PC) database systems be