Guide to Business Intelligence (BI) Systems

Business.com / Business Intelligence / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

In this whitepaper, we walk you through everything you need to know about business intelligence and how you can start applying it.

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Business Intelligence (BI) software comprises various application tools to retrieve, analyze and report on raw historical and current data in order to identify and develop business opportunities as part of a competitive marketing strategy. There are a wide variety of BI tools that are both open-source (free) and commercial. Data management, data discovery and reports are some of the types of tools you'll need to consider. Under each, there are various components. For example, with data management, these are tools that extract, transform and load (ETL) data from various sources and place it into a central repository. Not all BI tools require a data warehouse, although data warehouses provide additional functionality and more seamless data

Read our whitepaper to learn more about each type of system and the trends that are commonplace now.

In this whitepaper, we will go over

  • Capabilities of BI systems
  • Current trends in BI systems
  • Tips for evaluating each type
  • And a checklist to help you source vendors
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