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Business Intelligence

September 10, 2011 by gfoss (0 Comments)

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Business Intelligence software is vitally important to delivering public sector evidence based decision making and obligations for open data transparency. Producing management information from raw data is always a challenge, because raw data is rarely in the required format, timing, mode of use, and often needs to be correlated with a range of other sources of data to be useful in decision making. See here for a cool definition of business intelligence. A range of open source software packages have sprung into existing over the last few years, which are all vying for business. They include Jaspersoft, Pentaho, and Jedox Palo. See here for a google trends comparison for an indication of relative popularity.

Typical Challenge:

A hospital needs to improve its rosta scheduling, using data from recent hospital activity