Sage 100 Business Intelligence Helps You Organize Data
The Right Information at the Right Time
Business Intelligence is an umbrella term that describes a variety of tools involved in the process of gathering and organizing data into graphical views and meaningful reports that enable quick and informed decisions. Put simply, Business Intelligence with Sage 100 delivers the right information in the right format to the right person at the right time. Without the tools that BI offers, it can be difficult to harness the volumes of data in your accounting system in a timely fashion. The resulting “information overload” can delay important business decisions. The ultimate objective of BI is to improve the relevance, timeliness and quality of useful information.
No “Techie” Required
One of the most important aspects of BI tools is that they enable non-technical users (like managers and executives) to create charts, graphs, and meaningful reports that interpret large volumes of data without the need for assistance from your “IT guy.” Too often, key decision makers are forced to wait weeks or even months while the data they need is
extracted and compiled by the IT department in a report that arrives well after the fact.
It’s Not Just for “The Suits”
One of the nice things about BI is that it works great as both a strategic and operational tool. Strategically, managers and owners can analyze trends, gross profit margins, and other key performance indicators. Operationally, departmental personnel can streamline procedures. Consider the example of a collections department that goes through a series of tasks, reports, call logs, customer notes, and possibly information in external spreadsheets to determine which customers are overdue.
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