Defining Business Intelligence


After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define Business Intelligence

Overview of Business Intelligence

See the following scenario depicting the need for having a basic understanding of BI key components to manage BI reports in one place.

By understanding Business Intelligence (BI), you'll better understand how SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence solutions address the BI product spectrum. BI is a user-centered process that includes accessing and exploring information, analyzing this information, and developing understanding that lead to improved and informed decision-making.

SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence Platform

The BI platform supports a flexible service oriented architectural framework based on open-source protocols that deliver user BI content when and where they need it.

The BI platform is a flexible solution for delivering information to users, in many forms including dashboards and interactive reports, via any web application. The platform gives real benefits extending across and beyond the organization, as an integrated suite for reporting, analysis, and information delivery.

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