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The Technical System - An Overview
A look at the components of a technical system in a business setting.
# 151990 | 1,565 words | 8 sources | APA | 2012 | US

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This paper explores how business intelligence systems (BI's) are helping businesses today, further defining the types of information and analysis these applications and platforms provide. The typical system requirements of BI applications are provided in addition to an evaluation of major vendors' BI applications. According to the paper, BI's consist of eight core functional areas, and may be customized for the specific needs of one business and industry versus another. These eight areas are listed and examined in detail. Next, the paper discusses the hardware and software needs of BI systems. Finally, the various vendors of BI's are analyzes along with their products. The paper concludes by noting the exponential growth of BI systems globally, stating that the role of BI in organizations varies from analyzing past performance to gaining predictive insights about the future.


Components of Business Intelligence Applications
Hardware and Software Requirements
Vendor Evaluations

From the Paper:

"The high degree of uncertainty about current global economic conditions has been a strong catalyst of growth for BI applications, systems and platforms globally. In conjunction with global economic uncertainty, the modular and highly customizable structure of BI applications and their pervasive use in the following application areas has also led to exceptional growth over the last three years. Applications that BI most often gets chosen to contribute to include strategic planning, capital budgeting and finance, forecasting, balanced scorecarding, enterprise performance management (EPM) and enterprise quality management and compliance (ECQM) and most often, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) (Phan, Vogel, 2010).
"All BI applications have eight core functional areas, and to the extent they are customized for the specific needs of one business and industry versus another is the extent to which performance analysis varies. The first functional area all BI application share is production and operational reporting. This is the ability to create reports on the fly and also define their appearance with exact precision. Production and operational reporting has quickly progressed from programming dashboards and reports in HTML to more advanced programming standards including AJAX and J2EE programming languages (Steffen, 2009). Oracle and their adoption of XML has been one of the leaders in this area and as a result..."

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