As far as data integration goes, once you have all the data centralized in a primary data source, it’s time to actually present that data to those that need it to make business decisions. And of course, we ideally want there to be minimal effort on our client’s programmers, to make the process easier.
What do we do with all this data? It seems to be coming from everywhere and there’s more of it than ever before. Each day we’re making thousands of terabytes of new data. If only integrating it all was as easy as pushing a button! But it isn’t. Let's take a look at where this new data comes from and some of the problems it causes.
Microsoft Works. Jumbo Shrimp. Clearly Misunderstood. Business Intelligence. What do all of these have in common? They are all oxymorons. But, business intelligence doesn't have to be one. Let's take a look at business intelligence and how it can help you.
In fast-paced environments like manufacturing, reporting can be a pain. Isolated systems for control, accounting, order entry, and QA lead to a lot of manual work and prevent business owners from having an comprehensive real-time view of their business. Problems aren’t identified until days (or weeks!) after they’ve occurred and opportunities to increase efficiency are [...]
In the fast-paced, breakneck speed of business today, having information on demand is vital, and decisions need to be made quickly and intelligently. However, if you can’t access the real-time look at your company’s business profile or can’t give up-to-the-minute data, you may be missing out. What’s more, business intelligence software can be more expensive [...]