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How to Evaluate Web-based BI Solutions
Web-based business intelligence (BI) is no longer an anomaly: organizations are ready for BI solutions that go beyond Web portals. However, when selecting Web

olap bi  of BI reports and OLAP cubes, and the second is a true Web-based BI solution, fully deployed and maintained via the Web. From the user's perspective, the differences may seem minor, as the interface remains the same. The real difference is the back end and the fact that development and maintenance are Web-based. Key features of Web-based BI include the following: Delivery Organizations are able to deliver and to standardize their BI environments over the Internet through either approach. Hence,

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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