Even though BI has become very popular, some companies still don't fully understand what it is and why you'd need it. In short, they're wondering what the big deal is with business intelligence reporting. In this article, we'll try and clear things up.
It’s All about Supporting Informed Business Decisions
Beyond traditional reports that often present static data in lines and columns, BI aims to make the reporting process more visual and dynamic by combining some of those numbers with charts, graphs, pivot tables, and dashboards.
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BI Delivers the Full Picture
Without BI, some executives try and make due with what they have, but often find themselves plagued with "keyhole syndrome" - that is, trying to see what's happening in a room by looking through the keyhole of a door. With that narrow view, you're forced to make critical decisions with only a small portion of the data.
With BI, you can kick open the door and get the full picture of what's going on in your business by tapping into ALL of the data collected in your ERP and other software systems.