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Essential SharePoint 2013, Second Edition by Chris Bortlik, Susan Hanley, Scott B. Jamison

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Chapter 18. Planning for Business Intelligence

Business intelligence (BI) is the art and science of transforming data and information into knowledge and wisdom. BI requires both attention to detail and big-picture thinking. And SharePoint 2013 can make it all possible through a nicely improved toolset—definitely the most comprehensive and well-performing set of tools on the Microsoft platform to date.

Before we get deeper into what SharePoint itself has to offer, let’s take a closer look at BI in general. Ask any CxO what his or her number-one need is for enabling solid business decisions, and the answer will most likely come down to one word: information. These people need the right information, in just the right amount, at just the right time. ...

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