Analysis and reports creation
What is the difference between creating reports and drilling them?
While creating a report the most common drill directions (beyond new BI tools, are programmed which use e.g. associative logic; see more: associative logic). Report drilling is one of the ways of effective data binding in BI system (achieving detailed data – drill down, more general data – drill up or analyzed in different way).
How fast do Business Intelligence systems generate reports/analysis?
It depends on data quantity. Report generation can last from fractions of a second to several minutes (when generating detailed report on a long period). BI tools are based on the fact that the source data, downloaded from the source system, are prepared especially for the reports. Therefore “best practices” minimize report generating time. On the other hand, if no of these practices can be used (what happen extremely rare), it is possible to generate report in advance using the tools for scheduling. The final user can receive the most recent report when needed.
Is it possible to analyze trends using Business Intelligence systems?
Reports created through Business Intelligence systems create a possiblity to analyze trends. Advanced BI tools, apart from historical trends presentation, provide predictioning which is based on more or less complex mathematical models.
Is it possible to export reports from Business Intelligence systems to PDF?
The majority of delivered solutions give opportunity of exporting reports to PDF.
What can you analize with the help of Business Intelligence?
Using Business Intelligence it is possible to analyze a lot of company areas, e.g.:
- financial area – sale costs and income, profitability analysis
- marketing area – income from advertising, markups, orders time
- customer service area – clients profitability
- production area – results comparision, problems and delays identification
- payroll data area – payment, personal data