I was writing about the difference between operational systems like ERP and informational systems like BI. One of the most obvious differences is that ERP systems support operational or business processes. The information that is captured is very explicit. It is almost binary. Data latency is minimal.BI systems are often supporting decision making processes on a more strategic level. There is no yes or no. Often it is about maybe or what if. The information is much more implicit. Data latency is often a problem. Looking at all this made me think.BI has always been more tactical or strategic. But it has also never been the big success that we BI people claim it can have. Is the reason that we have been looking in the wrong direction. Maybe Operational BI has much more value? What do you think?
Posted June 28, 2009 2:48 PM
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