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Introduction to Business Analytics
IBM Cognos 8 Business Intelligence: The Official Guide devoted a great deal of space to the progression of Business Intelligence (BI), including the value of performance management. The book discussed moving from the use of reports and online analytical processing (OLAP) to the integrated enterprise tying performance measurement to business objectives by incorporating insight to forecast information. The role of the office of finance was expanded, and the information from that natural extension extended enterprise-wide insight to performance. Those concepts are still part of the vision for many organizations, yet many have made significant strides in executing BI and comprehensive performance management ...

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