Information content and usage in a data warehouse differ greatly from those in operational systems.
The data warehouse possesses enormous information potential for the overall enterprise management as well as for individual business areas.
You realize the information potential of the data warehouse through an effective user-information interface.
Who will use the information? Understand the various users and their needs. The users may be classified into interesting groups of tourists, operators, farmers, explorers, and miners.
Provide information to each class according to its needs, skills, and business background.
Queries, reports, analysis, and applications form the basis for information delivery. Each class of users needs variations of these information delivery methods.
The success of your data warehouse rides on the effectiveness of the end-user information delivery tools. Carefully choose the tools by applying proven selection criteria.