Business Intelligence ( Bi )

1100 WordsMay 29, 20165 Pages
Introduction How much will organizations spend on business intelligence (BI) in 2016? According to Gartner, organizations are projected to spend almost $16.9 billion in 2016. That is an increase of 5.2% over 2015 sales . Business Intelligence plays a big role in today’s business, it now used in every part of the organization from supply chain to human resources (www.gartner.com). This paper will compare two business intelligence software tools. First, I will define business intelligence (BI). Then, I will examine the features of each of the BI tools. Next, I will discuss the pros and cons of each software. This paper will focus on the capabilities and costs for each BI software. Lastly, this paper will indicates which choice was made and an explanation of that choice. Business Intelligence (BI) According to Sauter (2010), business intelligence is defined as a goal, information is provided to decision makers in a timely manner to solve organizational problems or to act on opportunities for the organization. The business intelligence system aids decision makers in better understanding problems through data. Business intelligence has become necessary due to globalization and the rate of speed in which business is conducted today, 24/7. Information alone, is not business intelligent. The information must be “intelligent” (p. 56). Intelligent information is information that is important to the organization and aligns with the organization 's goal (Sauter, 2010). It
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