Spurred by government mandates for more business transparency, business intelligence has emerged to extract information from ERP systems. How has BI emerged? What does the terminology surrounding it mean, and what is its current state of affairs?
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users to dynamically analyze business information from multiple perspectives. Users are able to perform multi-dimensional analysis, slice-and-dice data sets, and drill-down to additional detail, all using integrated OLAP technology, whose analytical functionality should ideally be available whether users are connected to the Internet, through a mobile, or are working off-line. Data warehousing also led to the development of the concept of metadata management, whereby metadata is data about data, such