The term business intelligence software is widely used, but its true meaning is not always fully appreciated. Most business people only have a very broad understanding of the term, which encompasses a variety of different BI tools.
It’s no surprise that potential buyers are often confused because so many different tools are labeled with the same name: business intelligence software.
Therefore this article series sets out to provide the reader with a broad understanding of the scope of business intelligence. It covers what business intelligence software is, and what types of BI tools are available.
Readers should use it as a guide to understanding the various flavors of business intelligence software available. We recommend this as essential reading in the early stages of your BI tool selection project.