Enterprise data is growing very rapidly. Every day billions of records are adding to the data that is business intelligence. Lacking accurate procedures for utilizing this data in a proficient way is one of the biggest challenges of the enterprise. To assist the enterprise, to make better decisions and to improve the efficiency of business logic, the concept of Business Intelligence (BI) solutions have evolved. Learn how in our blog:
Key Benefits of Business Intelligence for the Enterprise
While there are many differentiations, BI offers in transforming the business decision processes, here we have narrowed it down to some key elements.
Provides a Birds-Eye-View of Business
Business Intelligence helps to provide a cumulative overview of the business. Companies are having massive amounts of stored data but often lack the capability to extract meaningful information. An effective BI strategy converts the data into readable formats and provides the direction on how and what is going on within a business. With this BI approach dashboards of data trends and information about the business can be powerful in understanding how better to make future decisions.
Get the Policy Future-Ready
To decide upon the future-ready policies, companies should have historic enterprise data to understand, how company sales or market behavior is, at any given point in the given timeline. Here, BI offers the studies the market trends and presents analytics that aids the business decision process. By analyzing the former performance, the company can either alter the business logic or focus on the specific product or market. This helps the business to evolve to a state of being more customer focused.
Visuals help better understanding than text. The graphical representation of data is one of the most appropriate use cases of BI process, instead of having voluminous reports. The BI apps convert the billions of data bytes into the graphical format by taking multiple angles of the business into consideration and provides results to compare multiple territories or sales data. This further enhances the ability to analyze the multiple factors that are hindering the growth factors and finally improve the efficiency.
Data Available on Move
Sometimes it is required to make the decisions instantaneously. In such cases, BI apps provide better results in minimal time, so business users can make the decision accordingly. Now-a-days business apps are having mobile solutions which help to get the information as on need.
Multiple Database Support at One Place
In the world of growing applications, we have data stored at multiple data storage locations like SQL server, my SQL, Postgrees, Spreadsheets, Flat files and so on. In these cases, it is very difficult to analyze the data on multiple databases and to generate consolidate reports that assists in the business decision making process. Here BI Apps can take the source from multiple locations and can provide consolidate report at one place.
Choosing Right BI software
While there are many BI software applications, each BI software has its own advantages. Business to pick the appropriate software, they should understand draft precisely their requirement, which should consider parameters like pricing, database source, and offline storage. Getting a clear map of these requirements will help you pick the correct application.
Some of the best Power BI tools in the industry are:
About The Author
Vikash Agrawal is the Practice Head for the Enterprise Application Development at V-Soft Consulting. He holds 11+ years of experience in Application Development, Business Relationship Management, Database Design, Infrastructure Design and Project Management. Apart from these, he also possess great amount of skills in developing AI related applications like voice assistants, chatbots, machine learning and so on.
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