Business intelligence (BI) is a set of theories, methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information for business purposes. BI can handle large amounts of information to help identify and develop new opportunities. Making use of new opportunities and implementing an effective strategy can provide a competitive market advantage and long-term stability.
BI technologies provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations. Common functions of business intelligence technologies are reporting, analytical processing, analytics, data mining, process mining, event processing, performance management, benchmarking, text mining, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics. "Now say all that three times real fast..." It may be a mouthful; however, because BI is the way the high-end market is moving, understanding Business Intelligence and BI offerings is essential to any technological consultants' future practice.
Tom Wiermaa will 'bring you up to speed' in this 2-part course covering:
- Basics of Business Intelligence
- Understanding Business Intelligence design concepts
- Practical application of Business Intelligence concepts into QuickBooks design
- Designing a Business Intelligence reporting structure
- Repeatable Business Intelligence reporting out of QuickBooks