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SAP NetWeaver BI training tutorial

 


 

Enterprise planning often requires proactive analysis and trend watching to keep ahead of the competition. As a way to compare processes and ROI along a timeline, businesses use a set of applications that has come to be known as business intelligence (BI). It's a fitting term, since when used correctly, the various processes allowed through these applications certainly make enterprises

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and their executives seem more intelligent than the competition.

This SearchSAP.com guide will explain how and why business intelligence is used -- providing expert advice, decision making analysis, case studies and business intelligence tools. Read on to find out how to make your own business processes more intelligent!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
   What is BI?
   BI in the news
   Why BI?
   Planning and analysis
   Decision support systems
   Query and reporting
  Forecasting and data mining
  Books and discussions
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Gartner Research: "If you ask organizations what they want to use BI for, better decision-making is the top answer. The pressure from cost cutting and compliance has put a greater focus on BI, but businesses are still using it very tactically. Successful organizations realize that having a real vision for BI is the key to business performance and they use information as a resource implemented in their business culture."

-- Frank Buytendijk, research vice-president, Gartner Research

 

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This was first published in July 2007

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