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Previous reading: Core Business Intelligence Capabilities

By using Gartner’s Magic Quadrants of Analytics and BI (Business Intelligence) Platforms, we can define leading software vendors and their products, which are Power BI by Microsoft, QlickView by Qlick, and Tableau by the same company.

These platforms support various data sources and like Power BI are available as desktop, mobile, and cloud solutions:

  • Various data sources can be connected to the system: third-party applications, cloud services, streaming data, Excel workbooks
  • Through the API, you can connect your own applications to the service
  • Interactive dashboards are available on any device and display real-time data

Previous reading “What is Business Intelligence?”

Since we are already familiar with the general definition of BI (Business Intellignece), let us start its brief review with the core BI capabilities.

There are 3 major ones:

  • data extraction;
  • data storage;
  • data analysis.

By data analysis we can understand data visualization, data exploration, data discovery or combinations of these approaches, or even all of them together.

Core Business Intelligence capabilities

While previous slide described core BI capabilities in the context of methodology and governance, there are concrete software solutions exist that support these capabilities by providing the following services:

  1. Reporting. It means taking raw data and…

When someone speaks about data analysis and visualization, including the buzzwords presented in the diagram on left side, the term Business Intelligence (BI) almost always appears.

So what does the BI means?

According to Gartner IT Glossary, BI could be considered as the umbrella term that includes the applications, infrastructure and tools, and best practices that enable access to and analysis of information to improve and optimize decisions and performance.

Generic Business Intelligence (BI) Stack

We also are going follow the common agenda and consider the topics of data analysis and visualization through the prism of Business Intelligence.

The major work of gathering together all…

Business process modeling technique is using by modern organizations to represent knowledge about their activities. Thus, collections of business process models designed by organizations may contain hundreds or even thousands models [1] represented using various modeling notations, from VAD (Value-added Chain Diagram) and IDEF0 used for high-level processes mapping to BPMN (Business Process Model and Notation), DFD (Data Flow Diagram), and EPC (Event-driven Process Chain) used to provide detailed process scenarios. Hence, the problem of storage, share, and reuse of organizational knowledge represented using business process models becomes relevant.

In this paper we propose usage of the knowledge representation model…

This paper considers practice of business process analysis and enhancement using reference models. First of all, we should review the basic aspects of Business Process Management (BPM). BPM concept is the most important management tool, which allows organizations to reach their business goals. It includes steps of modeling, execution, analysis and enhancement of organizational business processes. Business process modeling is the main aspect of the BPM concept, which used by organizations to describe, collect, store and share knowledge about their business activities.

Therefore, business process model collections of modern organizations may contain hundreds or even thousands models. Collection of business…

Andrey Kopp

Ph.D., Senior Lecturer at Software Engineering and Management Information Technologies Department, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute“

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