To attain, sustain, and further their competitive standing in a dynamic marketplace, companies need to be agile and responsive in the face of market conditions. Business intelligence (BI) can help executives make better decisions with reliable and timely information.
BI refers to a set of methodologies, processes, and technologies that transform raw transactional data into meaningful and useful information easily accessed and explored by business users. For most companies, information is locked up in enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, and in its broadest sense, an ERP system is a direct source of BI.
Companies that have invested in Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP want to leverage the BI tools and technologies delivered within the product. This white paper defines BI within Microsoft’s framework, explains what is being delivered out of the box, addresses the challenges to success, and offers recommendations for a successful BI deployment.