The main goal of business intelligence (BI) software is to assist in making good business decisions. This IT Business Edge report on Business Intelligence software and platforms offers a look at how these computer-based systems are able to identify and analyze business data such as sales revenue and buying trends to provide perspective on business operations that supports the decision-making process.
"With all the money and other resources at stake in business decisions, business intelligence systems can be critical to making the right choices for the future. And yet, economic conditions have curtailed BI spending. This is unfortunate because a good BI system can conserve those same resources and make companies more competitive."