Truly integrated knowledge is more than just reporting. It is a concept for providing the capability to share data across applications and intelligence functionalities enabling a “best of breed” approach and can maximize the value each system provides. Allowing applications to access and leverage BI Models can maximize the value that the intelligence brings to the organization. Integrated knowledge also allows an organization to constantly feed the intelligence gathered back into their systems to drive excellence.
You must unlock your data to allow it to drive your systems, processes, and business. This data more than likely resides across many applications. This data already exists in your system, whether it resides in Excel spreadsheets or maybe it is hand written somewhere, and it needs to be submitted electronically. The point is that more than likely, this information already exists within your organization. With the proper technology coupled with an effective strategy, data can now add endless value to your business as opposed to being a hinderance.
It takes planning and design effort to implement an effective integration solution into your organization, but it is critical in order to truly drive operational excellence. This is why it is so important to have an Enterprise Intelligence Strategy and an Enterprise Integration Strategy to leverage.
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