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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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The Truth about Data Mining


It is now imperative that businesses be prudent. With rising volumes of data, traditional analytical techniques may not be able to discover valuable data. Consequently, data mining technology becomes important. Here is a framework to help understand the data mining process.

valuable data integration bi  Truth about Data Mining A business intelligence (BI) implementation can be considered two-tiered. The first tier comprises standard reporting, ad hoc reporting, multidimensional analysis, dashboards, scorecards, and alerts. The second tier is more commonly found in organizations that have successfully built a mature first tier. Advanced data analysis through predictive modeling and forecasting defines this tier—in other words, data mining. Data mining has a significantly broad reach and application. Read More

Four Critical Success Factors to Cleansing Data


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valuable data integration bi  is a waste of valuable company time and money. So take the time to analyze what is really needed, clearly answer the following questions and then plan the work. Trust me, we could have saved some companies hundreds of thousands of dollars if they had known the ROI in taking this step. A data assessment needs to be completed and scope definition should clearly be defined by the following parameters: What data is critical to your business, shared externally (B2B, EDI, Barcodes, RFID, etc) or passed to Read More

The Evolution of a Real-time Data Warehouse


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valuable data integration bi  order to be considered valuable data. In a real-time data warehouse, the ETL batch mechanism based on a table or file transfer is replaced with a design in which data flows from very different yet synchronized data sources into the data warehouse. Data will be considered valuable if it flows at the right speed and not necessarily at real-time speed. This data cycle will depend on the analytical purpose the data is used for. Real-time data is an essential part of the analytical process, but historical Read More

Role of In-memory Analytics in Big Data Analysis


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SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI for Business Intelligence Certification Report


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Data Management and Analysis


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