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ModuleTwoCase-BusinessIntelligence(Makeia)

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Business Intelligence Best Practices Business Intelligence Best Practices Piedmont Technical College IMT 301/Management Information Systems Instructor: Professor James Connolly 21 January 2011 Name: Mary Sims 1
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Business Intelligence Best Practices SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software. SAP software assists enterprises globally to improve customer relations, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chain and business operations. This is possible because SAP software is powered by the SAP NetWeaver(R) platforms, which drives innovation and enable business change. According to Bawaba, the goal of SAP BusinessObjective Data Service is to provide organizations with a foundation of trusted information for all their key business processes and decisions (Baeaba, 2009). Information provided to organizations by SAP is used to launch successful initiatives in areas such as business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), system migrations and data g governance. Additionally, SAP is extremely useful in assisting information technology (IT) personnel successfully use SAP solutions to develop business plans and IT infrastructure, identify and assess the business value of IT solutions and processes, and gain the functionality required to realize business goals and generate competitive advantages. According to Yip (2011), “Business Intelligence (BI) is a broad category of computer software solutions that enables a company or organization to gain insight into its critical operations through reporting applications and analysis tools (Yip, 2011). Business Intelligence may include diverse components such as tabular reports, spreadsheets, charts, and dashboards. Additionally, Business intelligence is compounded of all the information technology (IT) solutions responsible for extracting, transforming, 2
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Business Intelligence Best Practices and loading data, as well as different types of information operating, reporting and analysis. Information is a strategic asset. Business and organizations are using business intelligence to optimize decision-making in key areas. Companies must look for additional opportunities to uncover value and drive improvements on a continuous basis.
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