Hi all, Marc Rueter's written a great whitepaper on how IT and business users can work together on Business Intelligence. Download the Whitepaper here. Abstract's below.
Business users and organizations need the ability to quickly analyze their data to identify issues, causes and opportunities for improvement. Once these analyses are identified, they need to be monitored and distributed often to others. With traditional business intelligence (BI), creating and maintaining effective and understandable analyses can take months to define and develop and require expensive resources to maintain.
In response, a new BI term has emerged: Operational Business Intelligence. It promises to empower everyone within an organization to make day-to-day decisions by using better analysis of sales and marketing trends, customer interactions, manufacturing plans, inventories and other areas of the business.
Seven major requirements businesses need to consider when evaluating this generation of BI:
Download the Whitepaper here.