After completing this chapter, you will be able to
Differentiate between business communities that consume BI.
Understand the typical progression of BI.
Determine the best BI tools for your needs.
As described in Chapter 1, business intelligence (BI) is a general term used to describe the development of insights from one or more tools that allow information workers and decision-makers in a company to understand what has happened in the past and to compare past events to what is happening now. With these insights, they can set appropriate goals for the company, monitor ongoing progress towards those goals, and take corrective action whenever necessary. This chapter focuses on the reporting and analysis ...