Business Intelligence for Dummies

ISBN-10: 0470127236

ISBN-13: 9780470127230

Edition: 2008

Authors: Swain Scheps, Swain Scheps

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Want to know more about Business Intelligence and how it can help you make better business decisions? Business Intelligence For Dummies helps it all make sense. More than just the technology, Business Intelligence is a broad concept that encompasses tools, philosophies, and strategies for success. This handy guide explores the principles as well as the software, making it easier for you to create a business environment that helps you gain a competitive edge in today's demanding marketplace. By putting together the appropriate technologies and applications, you'll be better able to gather, access, and analyze data about your market and your customers. With that knowledge available, you can make more informed decisions and get a jump on the competition. Business Intelligence For Dummies will help you Compare various BI models Determine the needs of your business Build a solid BI architecture and roadmap Design, develop, and deploy a plan Relate BI to data warehousing, ERP, CRM, and e-commerce Use the information you collect to develop a clearer understanding of your customers, your competitors, your business partners, and the general economic environment in which your business operates Work with specific technologies, including data warehouses, data marts, and operational data stores This exciting, emerging set of practices and principles becomes more vital for business success every day. Business Intelligence For Dummies gets you prepared, so you can become a business whiz kid before you know it!
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Introduction and Basics
Understanding Business Intelligence
Fitting BI with Other Technology Disciplines
Meeting the BI Challenge
Business Intelligence User Models
Basic Reporting and Querying
OLAP: Online Analytical Processing
Dashboards and Briefing Books
Advanced / Emerging BI Technologies
The BI Lifecycle
The BI Big Picture
Human Factors in BI Implementations
Taking a Closer Look at BI Strategy
Building a Solid BI Architecture and Roadmap
Implementing BI
Building the BI Project Plan
Collecting User Requirements
BI Design and Development
The Day After: Maintenance and Enhancement
BI and Technology
BI Target Databases: Data Warehouses, Marts, and Stores
BI Products and Vendors
The Part of Tens
Ten Keys to BI Success
Ten BI Risks (and How to Overcome Them)
Ten Keys to Gathering Good BI Requirements
Ten Secrets to a Successful BI Deployment
Ten Secrets to a Healthy BI Environment
Ten Signs That Your BI Environment Is at Risk
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