Business Intelligence is a broad category of applications and technologies for gathering, storing, analysing, and providing access to data to help enterprise users make better business decisions.
BI applications include the activities of decision support systems, query and reporting, online analytical processing (OLAP), statistical analysis, forecasting, and data mining.
Do you run your business intelligently?
The CIA and KGB both recognized the importance of intelligence gathering and analysis from the very early ages. These superpowers spent enormous amounts of time, money and human effort to be better informed.
Often, a business that is operating wihout BI resembles Diagram 1. As you will see in Diagram 2, with business intelligence & reporting in place, the organisation runs more smoothly and efficiently.
Diagram 1: Before BI Implementation
Diagram 2: After BI Implementation