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SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us
In the IDC report SaaS BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us , you'll learn how a SaaS-based BI solution can help employees throughou...

bi tools  BI Tools: Better Decision Making for the Rest of Us For years, only top executives at large corporations had access to business intelligence (BI). Not anymore. Today, the software as a service (SaaS) revolution has brought the power of BI to companies and decision makers at all levels —including people who create plans and forecasts and manage operations across the enterprise. Is your company taking advantage of the democratization of BI? Or are your information workers still struggling to mine

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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