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Business Intelligence

The use of data to discover what is happening with a company. An example of business intelligence is the use of a computer program to look at financial statements to detect irregularities or other patterns. A company may do this to improve its own efficiency, an outside observer may do it to make recommendations or to invest, and a competitor may do it to find potential advantages.
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Art of BI Software plans to develop BITeamwork and other key solutions for several BI vendors in order to fill feature voids common in all BI Vendor offerings such as data caching, multi-architect development, and of course, collaboration.
Even after large-scale consolidation at the top of the BI market (the acquisitions of Brio by Hyperion Solutions and Crystal Decisions by Business Objects) the fight at the top of the BI software sector for query, analysis, reporting and analytical applications still involves a large group of combatants - Business Objects, SAS, Cognos, MicroStrategy, Hyperion, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and Information Builders.
It has also set-up a development center in Shanghai and released a Chinese script version of its BI software.
Among this year's vast range of findings, The Survey reveals that organizations that selected BI software primarily for innovative features such as mobile support and collaboration features achieved the greatest business benefits from their implementations.
Its BI software is updated constantly by a community of more than 125,000 registered members working on more than 350 projects, which represents the world's largest business intelligence community.
With EasyAsk for Operational BI software, employees can also share reports generated from their own searches and make them available or searchable by other employees.
SaskTel first implemented Hyperion BI software in 1997 to transform an array of manual reporting and analysis processes.
Each of the hundreds of respondents indicated that they were already using proprietary BI software somewhere in the organization.