Business Intelligence Software Essays

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Business Intelligence Software

As we discuss the possibility of emerging into business intelligence software we must keep in mind the overall purpose of using any type of software is to reach strategic goals in order to increase market shares. I will discuss how business intelligence software will allow us to meet those strategic goals. We will establish what type of information and analysis capabilities will be available once this business intelligence software is implemented. We will discuss hardware and system software that will be required to run specific business intelligence software. Lastly, I will give a brief synopsis on three vendors (IBM, Microsoft Microsoft and Oracle) that are dominating the business information software
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These sales trends can be sorted by geographical regions, industry specific or by an individual customer. The query selection of this type of data would only be restricted by imagination of the staff. Accounting/finance data will also be captured within this database linking accounting/finance information directly to customer data. This will allow management to pull information from sales, inventory, billing and total revenue. The data is endless; the true challenge comes from pulling information that will allow us to make decisions that lead to our strategic goals of larger market shares. I have discussed what most management would consider the backbone of business intelligence software, data management that allows us to run queries and report the queries for managing and production purposes. Information delivery is also a capability that comes from business intelligence software, information delivery can come in the form of emails that are programmed to deliver specified queries on a given day of the week or month or even daily. These same queries can be web based allowing associates to access pertinent information anywhere in the world they might be with internet access. Obviously this type of access brings up security issues, but all of the platforms that I have researched come with a very robust security program.

When looking at hardware requirements the initial question of Scale-up or Scale-out of resources must be answered. Scale-up refers
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