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Business Intelligence Definition

What is Business Intelligence?

The Business Intelligence industry is a rapidly evolving space which continues to show strong growth. Here are some definitions of BI from leading experts in the space and answers to the questions you may be asking.

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Business Intelligence Dashboard

A business intelligence dashboard is an information management tool that is used to track KPIs, metrics, and other key data points relevant to a business, department, or specific process. Through the use of data visualizations, dashboards simplify complex data sets to provide users with at a glance awareness of current performance.

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Anatomy of a KPI

Anatomy of a KPI

The use of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) is an integral part of business intelligence. The careful definition and use of a KPI, enable a business or department to monitor its progress against these goals.

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What is SaaS Business Intelligence (BI)?

SaaS BI is a cloud-hosted application that offers enterprises BI applications, such as dashboard, using a recurring or subscription-based pricing model.

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Designing dashboards for mobile users

Best practices for mobile dashboard design account for key factors like the device being used, the person accessing the dashboard and the information being communicated.

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Mobile Business Intelligence application on an iPhone

What is Mobile BI?

Mobile business intelligence (BI) is the ability to access BI-related data such as KPIs, business metrics, and dashboards on mobile devices.

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A quick guide to common time frames in business reporting

An in-depth look at common time frames in business reporting and KPI monitoring.

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Business Intelligence. Trends for 2013

Terms like Big Data, mobile BI and cloud BI look to be the top business intelligence trends for 2013.

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What is a KPI Dashboard?

A KPI dashboard is about communicating information about your business performance in a way that is clear, meaningful, and actionable.

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What is pervasive business intelligence?

Pervasive BI is a term that is getting a lot of attention, but what is it and why is it important for your business?

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