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Achieving Business Intelligence (BI) in Midsize Companies
Like many of today’s IT decision makers, you may be considering a business intelligence (BI) solution for your midsize company. But how do you go about adding

example bi  was not a shining example of BI even in a very large company, but the point is that BI can get away from you, and that's when it starts being disruptive. Can you imagine a tenth of your IT staff occupied for several months on nothing but a BI project? The good news is that, with prepackaged BI software designed for a midsize company, you'll never have to imagine that. There's no discovery of business requirements to be done. Many reports and dashboards will come prebuilt, so you won't have to create

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