Business intelligence (BI) is an application used for giving meaning to raw data that an organization has. The raw data is cleansed, stored and applied with business logics to be useful for enterprise users to make better business decisions. This data can be presented in the form of reports and can be displayed in the form of tables, charts etc. which is efficient and easier to analyse and make business decisions.
During all business activities, companies create data about customers, suppliers and internal activities. Based on these data’s, employees of various departments like HR, Finance, Accounting, Marketing etc. prepare their work plan.
Business Intelligence spans a varied set of toolset, of which the Data Ware House consolidates and loads the data from the different Source Systems, while reporting tools like Query Designer, Web Application Designer, and Analyzer are majorly used to create reports which display the data consolidated by the Datawarehouse for analysing purpose.
Business Intelligence is a SAP product which majorly focuses on providing its customers/organizations with a user friendly and very useful form of representing data that could be helpful for analyses purpose and making business decisions.
SAP BI provides the entire data to the user in a simplified form, so that it can be easily understood. Searching for critical information and gaining a valuable insight is much easier this way. And this is done using common business terms, rather using than any complex semantic knowledge.
With SAP BI, an organization doesn’t have to maintain two different infrastructures for BI and ERP. Both, SAP’s BI and ERP systems are easily integrated and function as one unit. It uses built-in performance optimization technology and comprehensive life cycle that support management.
Using SAP BI and SAP BW , the organization can integrate multiple business applications and modules such as finance ,HR/ sales and make it available to the user in an easy and unified way. User can gather data from any particular department individually in combination with other SAP modules . A vast amount of business data can be translated using SAP BI.
With SAP BI, an organization can distribute data with hundreds of thousands of people. The publishing and scheduling functionality of SAP BI allows to distribute vast volumes of personalized BI content to a number of employees and end users efficiently. One can share information from BI through e-mail and other platforms, while maintaining security.
Using SAP BI, organizations gain a valuable new insight into data across various business modules such as finance, HR, sales and operations. But SAP BI combines all the views to combine that provides the better information.
Since SAP BI makes everything available to all the employees in an organization to do their tasks, so there will be less demand on their Information Technology department to do basic tasks, as this is easily taken care of by SAP Business intelligence.
SAP BI does the processing of all queries and presents the result to readers in an easy format, which is personalized and customized according to their requirements. Information is available in Microsoft Office documents and Adobe PDF documents.
Whether you are online or off-line, SAP BI is always available through browsers, applications, desktops widgets, or mobile devices. So everyone can connected to the company’s server with best SAP database solutions.
SAP Business intelligence is highly reliable because data can be gathered safely and securely and integrated with the MS office environment.
SAP Business Intelligence is easily scalable because of its service oriented architecture. An organization can increase or decrease its SAP BI capacity according to business requirements. One may start SAP BI for a single project and expand to the entire organization.
BI works for organizations of any size – from small businesses to large Fortune five hundred companies with multi-billion dollar revenues.