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Distilling Data: The Importance of Data Quality in Business Intelligence
As an enterprise’s data grows in volume and complexity, a comprehensive data quality strategy is imperative to providing a reliable business intelligence

data business intelligence tools research  of inaccurate data. Tying data types to business entities . Data types in source databases must closely describe the business entities they represent. For instance, numeric entities should not be stored as columns with string data types. When non-numeric data is accidentally stored in such columns, integrity problems are bound to occur downstream. Default NULLS . Default values must be specified for all columns so that the null values of all entities are explicable. Failure to do so will lead to data

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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Contemporary Business Intelligence Tools


Tools under the business intelligence (BI) umbrella combine to convert data into information, and information into decisions for action. Dashboards and scorecards are two such tools. Though often confused, they have functional difference, especially in modern BI suites.

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Data Integration: Creating a Trustworthy Data Foundation for Business Intelligence


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Business Intelligence: Actionable Insights for Business Decision Makers


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Accounting and Small Business Software


Accounting systems manage procedures for accurately entering, tracking, and maintaining information related to an organization's financial operations. These accounting applications typically support general ledger (GL), accounts payable (A/P) and accounts receivable (A/R), payroll, job and project costing, and multinational accounting. Many small to medium businesses (SMBs) require that other functions (such as inventory control, manufacturing management, and financial reporting) also integrate with their accounting system.

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