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What is Business Intelligence and Analytics Platform ?

Business Intelligence Systems help in the decision making process of the business by providing information for analysis from variety of sources. The information from BI systems provides VISIBILITY in to various business operations and helps to understand CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR. The visibility and consumer behaviour can expose PROBLEMS or ISSUES along with OPPORTUNITIES, this helps Business to make DICISIONS and ACTIONS either to fix problems or to take advantage of opportunities.

During 1990’s Decision Support Systems (DSS) helping business in the decision making process. Majority of the DSS systems were having static reporting using stored procedures, SQL, Cobol, Easytrieve, SAS etc.

During 2000’s DSS rebranded to Business Intelligence Systems to help decision making process of business by adding visually rich and interactive reports using Cognos, Business Objects, Microstrategy etc.

During 2010’s visual analytics tools with ease of use along with more advanced and automated features such as Tableau, QlikView etc are popular in BI area.


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