Chapter 18. Business Intelligence and Reporting

According to Microsoft, business intelligence (BI) can be summarized as "the aggregation, storage, analysis, and reporting of data for the purpose of informing business decision makers." And let’s face it—today’s business decision-makers have a distinct advantage over their predecessors when it comes to BI tools to assist in the analysis, trending, and presentation of data. A good BI strategy, supported by a solid base of BI technologies, can streamline business processes and boost productivity and profit.

Microsoft’s ...

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