Business Intelligence (BI)

A business intelligence system enhances decision making by giving stakeholders the ability to tap into enterprise information assets in order to make data-informed decisions.

What is Business Intelligence? At its most basic level, 'business intelligence" (BI) describes a process or system that allows a business (and its employees) to be more intelligent in its operation, through effective use of all of the data sources that impact the business. Traditional business intelligence and reporting systems have evolved into web and mobile-based systems and applications that go beyond simple reporting, dashboards and analytics. Modern business intelligence systems include advanced analytical functionality, predictive analytics and machine learning as well as advanced data integration and data cleansing capabilities.

With proper data management techniques and the right software, it's possible to provide a single, robust business intelligence framework which makes enterprise information readily available to executives, managers, and employees—even customers and business partners. Although the term business intelligence has been used for decades, its scope continues to evolve as new systems and tools are developed which expand the accessibility of BI to more users, both inside and outside of the enterprise. 

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Information Builders' WebFOCUS is a powerful, highly scalable business intelligence and analytics platform designed to serve many different user classes, from casual to power users. Raw information from any source can be transformed into useable information, and delivered in actionable ways—dashboards, InfoApps, visualizations, and more—to anyone, anywhere.

    WebFOCUS is a comprehensive, fully unified business intelligence and analytics platform addressing the information needs of all decision makers:

    • Dashboards and scorecards to give executives and managers a high-level view of critical indicators and metrics

    • Self-service and data discovery tools to allow analysts and power users to perform analyses and visualizations, and easily create and share InfoApps™ for guided ad hoc exploration of data

    • Mobile BI allowing people to interact with right-time data on any device, whether connected to the Internet or not
    • InfoApps enabling users to analyze and manipulate information, with no training required

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