May 14, 2007

Organization-wide Business Intelligence

Here is a cross-industry survey about integrating business intelligence and analytics from Optimize Magazine.

If business intelligence (BI) isn't in the hands of a majority of your organization's users, chances are it will be in the next two years. BI is expanding beyond its decade-long use by only handfuls of technically savvy employees. No longer will business and financial analysts own data mining, analysis, and reporting tools. Businesses are trying to get smarter about BI, and they're planning to expand use of these applications outside the historical confines of finance, sales and marketing, customer service, and IT departments. The idea is that spreading BI technology to more business functions—such as human resources, supply chains, and E-commerce—will eventually allow more data sharing and collaboration throughout the value chain.

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