One of the biggest mistakes users often make with BI is forgetting the big picture, the strategic goals of what they hope to accomplish by accessing this information, while breaking out of traditional silo-ed metrics. BI is not a panacea, and enterprises must organize and prioritize their business needs across regions, departments (even across non-official "political" boundaries), etc., before they can hope to usefully report on the business information.
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distinct possibility. If the accounting department, payroll department, or production planning department sees a slowdown in their respective GL/month-end, payroll, or material resource planning (MRP) transactions because the system is busy sending unnecessary information to a real-time BI system, something is not right. In some cases within the financial and manufacturing sectors, information has a definite shelf life, where seconds and minutes count. In most cases, however, the optimum solution is a