Tag Archives: reporting

Reporting: why it pays to be radical

“We need the new system to produce 300 reports.” “That’s a lot of reports. Why so many?” “Because that’s the number of reports we have now.” Almost every BI professional will, at some point in their career, have had a conversation with a client that goes something like that. In most business transformation projects, a common expectation is […]

Business Intelligence

BI 101: What is Business Intelligence?

For the uninitiated, the term “business intelligence” has the potential to generate quite a lot of questions. When is business ever unintelligent? How is it different from business analysis? What tools and skills does it employ? Why is it important? Would my business benefit from it? This first post in the “BI 101” series begins […]