In The Spotlight
- The value of Business Intelligence is correctly summarized by Keith Gile of Giga: "BI has evolved during the past three years from a niche, departmentally focused solution to a strategic enterprise asset."
- Effective BI provides transparency to the vast amount of organizational data to yield operational and strategic information in the format required in a timely manner.
- BI is critical to improve top line revenue growth. With increasing competition and difficult market conditions, the ability to understand true product and customer profitability provides a significant advantage to businesses of all sizes.
- The past 20 years have witnessed a vast spend in transactional ERP systems, yet most organizations have yet to realize a return on these investments. The actual value of these systems is to build a cohesive data architecture for the organization. The goal of BI is to provide transparent access to this data in the form of timely and relevant information.