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Business Intelligence, What’s in It for Me?

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Business Intelligence, What’s in It for Me?

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  1. Business Intelligence, What’s in It for Me? Faron Kincheloe, Baylor University

  2. So What is BI Anyway? BI (Business Intelligence) is an umbrella term to describe a set of concepts and methods to improve decision-making by using fact-based support systems. Source: Wikipedia

  3. Evolution of BI • What happened to my Data Warehouse? • Was it really a data warehouse? • Diverse definitions • Archived data • Transactional reporting center • Data Mart

  4. Evolution of BI • BI was there all along • Shift from past to present and future • Dashboards • Analytics • Forecasting

  5. Data Subjects in Institutional BI • Recruits • Applicants • Enrolled Students • Degrees Awarded • Retention • Employees • Financial • Aid awards • Tuition revenue • Expenses vs. Budget

  6. Typical Information Formats • Drillable Cubes • Stored Processes • Static Reports (PDF) • Interactive Excel Documents • Links to other web resources • Automated updates

  7. How Does BI Impact IR? • Make our jobs easier, right? • Self-service for users • Questions get tougher • Exposes data issues • Cleaner data • More organized data for IR • Ongoing maintenance • Users are hungry for more!

  8. Questions? Faron_Kincheloe@baylor.edu