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Oracle Business Intelligence: The Condensed Guide to Analysis and Reporting by Yuli Vasiliev

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Summary

The main purpose of this introductory chapter was to give you a taste of things to come. After reading the chapter, you should now have a clear understanding of what Business Intelligence is about. In particular, you should have learned that Business Intelligence allows you to better understand the meaning of the information you're gathering, answering the questions about the current status of your business, how it got to be where it is, and where it is headed.

You looked at some basic ideas underlying Business Intelligence, including those related to answering business questions from data, and accessing transactional and historical data. Through a simple example, you learned how easy it is to get an analytical question answered with Oracle ...

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