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Focus Experts’ Briefing: BI Data and Metrics

Source: Focus Research
Business intelligence (BI) solutions can help businesses to become more intelligent about key operations and processes. But BI solutions are only as valuable as the data that is fed into them and the key performance indicators (KPIs) they monitor. Well-chosen KPIs and quality data ensure that BI solutions generate reliable, actionable information. Find out how to get the best information into and out of your BI solutions.


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