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Delivering Business Intelligence with SSRS

Most companies accumulate business data that, if analyzed correctly, can provide insights into what direction the company should take to achieve ultimate success. The main intention of Business Intelligence (BI) is to provide data in such a way that it can be immediately utilized to make important decisions. Microsoft’s BI platform comprises many services and applications that work together to facilitate the analysis and delivery of critical business data. SQL Server is at the heart of the BI model, providing data storage, data transformation, notification, scheduling, analysis, and reporting services.

Having the right data available is just the first part of the challenge in building ...

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