Every business operation gathers data about the various processes, tasks and achievements it records, along with data about the inputs that went into them.
Just looking at multiple data sources and deriving a meaning out of them all put together is no easy task and that is the reason why everyone relies on effecting graphical presentations of the data in order to allow fast and easy transfer of relevant information to those trying to make a meaning out of these.
It is very easy to imagine yourself in such a scenario. Would you prefer to receive hundreds of sheets of tabular data or would you like to have easier to interpret graphs made out of them and rely on those for decision making and business process evaluations?
In all probabilities, majority of us would prefer to receive graphical dashboards backed with the data that goes into them for specific reference, etc.
If as a decision maker you are not already using Dashboard’s for keeping a watch, as well as interpreting the data about your business operations, then it’s time you gave your data a makeover and brought it up to easily readable and presentable forms.
BI is all about allowing relevant business data collected from various sources and stages to be used in unison and drawing meanings and inferences from them. In other words, BI is also a form of Makeover for your data.