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Business Intelligence (BI) Services

Business intelligence (BI) services are offerings to design, develop and deploy enterprise processes and to integrate, support and manage the related technology applications and platforms. These include business and infrastructure applications for BI platforms, analytics needs and data warehousing infrastructure. Solutions include areas such as corporate performance management (CPM) and analytics, in addition to the traditional BI platform, data…

Business Intelligence (BI)

  Business intelligence (BI) is an umbrella term that includes the applications, infrastructure and tools, and best practices that enable access to and analysis of information to improve and optimize decisions and performance. Also see: Gartner’s Data & Analytics Summit Gartner’s free research and webinars on Data & Analytics. Read reviews of Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms… Gartner Peer Insights has over 7383 r…

Business Intelligence (BI) Platforms

Business intelligence (BI) platforms enable enterprises to build BI applications by providing capabilities in three categories: analysis, such as online analytical processing (OLAP); information delivery, such as reports and dashboards; and platform integration, such as BI metadata management and a development environment. Read reviews of Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms… Gartner Peer Insights has over 7383 reviews on 77+ vend…

self-service business intelligence

Self-service business intelligence is defined here as end users designing and deploying their own reports and analyses within an approved and supported architecture and tools portfolio.

Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC)

A business intelligence competency center (BICC) develops the overall strategic plan and priorities for BI. It also defines requirements, such as data quality and governance and fulfills the role of promoting the use of BI….

Competitive Intelligence (CI)

Competitive intelligence (CI) is the analysis of an enterprise’s marketplace to understand what is happening, what will happen and what it means to the enterprise. CI business goals may be offensive — positioning the company in the marketplace, plotting a course for future positioning, and allocating short- and long-term resources. Goals may also be defensive — knowing what is happening, what may happen and how to react. Read reviews of Data Int…

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) applies advanced analysis and logic-based techniques, including machine learning, to interpret events, support and automate decisions, and take actions. Also see: Gartner’s Data & Analytics Summit – The explosion of data sources, advanced analytics use cases, technology and analytics roles is yielding a wealth of new business opportunities. Learn more about how to leverage these opportunities at the Gartner Data…

Self-Service Analytics

Self-Service Analytics is a  form of business intelligence (BI) in which line-of-business professionals are enabled and encouraged to perform queries and generate reports on their own, with nominal IT support. Self-service analytics is often characterized by simple-to-use BI tools with basic analytic capabilities and an underlying data model that has been simplified or scaled down for ease of understanding and straightforward data access. Also s…

identity and access intelligence

…bout identity and access, and converting it to information and knowledge for action-oriented insight and intelligent decision making in IT and business. Read reviews of IAM Professional Services, North America… Gartner Peer Insights has over 22 reviews on 11+ vendors in the IAM Professional Services, North America market. Learn about these companies and these products from IT professionals who have first-hand experience with them.  …

Telecom Analytics

Telecom analytics encompass sophisticated business intelligence (BI) technologies that are packaged to satisfy the complex requirements of telecom organizations. These include increasing sales, reducing churn and fraud, improving risk management and decreasing operational costs. Analytics solutions usually extend beyond the capabilities of regular BI solutions for reporting and dashboarding to include capabilities ranging from ad hoc querying an…

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