Exploring the Value of Business Intelligence

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    Financial professionals have experienced the benefits of an access to crucial business data. Analyzing the data through business intelligence provides valuable information about the company internal environment and this knowledge can be successfully used in other departments too.

    While accountants and other professionals in the finance department are aware of the value, clients may not see the impact that access to this data provides. In fact, 87% of organizations have low analytics and business intelligence maturity. Understanding and implementing BI into a business can offer insights to decisions that alter company growth. 

    What is business intelligence? 

    Business intelligence (BI) is a clear and straightforward way of displaying data. Data is collected yet often never utilized due to its overwhelming presence and ineffective data flow. Business Intelligence technology analyzes the underused data to allow businesses to make wiser management decisions. 

    Business Intelligence often works symbiotically with Robotic Process Automation (RPA). RPA processes the newly structured data from BI at a quicker, more effective way by swiftly gathering loads of information from different resources, processing it and transferring to the destination folders without mistakes and any human intervention. 

    Why is business intelligence valuable to any professional?

    BI allows us to see the full scope of business analytics. This data provides insights into areas that a company can improve and shows indicators of excellent performance. An understanding of business data can help company leaders make decisions to move the business in the right direction. Here are a few ways that make business intelligence valuable: 

    Business team meeting and presenting business results. Business Performance Concepts

    Still don’t see the value of business intelligence for your business?

    A few more beneficial points are: 


    Conclusion

    Business Intelligence (BI) can help businesses accurately forecast trends in their company in order to reduce risk and optimize operations. Helping clients see the value of this technology will be critical in improving the client’s company, as well as building a trusting relationship. 

    Be sure to inform clients of the many benefits of Business Intelligence, such as improved employee performance, better customer service, automatic budgeting, an emphasis on data collection, and the prediction of new revenue streams. Allow your clients to go beyond spreadsheets and gain clarity into their company metrics.

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