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Adding more metadata to your reports (like standard tags, author information, time periods covered, etc.) makes them more likely to be found and used, rather than having their contents (and effort) duplicated time and time again. Going further, allowing reports to be rated, annotated and shared with colleagues is a step toward the future of BI — collaboration.

One of the most common functions of business intelligence is reporting — so much so that the terms are often used interchangeably. Reporting is really the presentation layer of BI, or the interface between the data repositories and the decision-makers. As more employees in a company become responsible for decision-making, easy access to reporting and analysis has become paramount. Companies are moving beyond the notion of static reports for a small subset of users, and opening reporting up to knowledge workers (the casual BI user).

Reporting for some organizations is akin to manually manipulating data in Excel spreadsheets. But organizations that want to take their reporting to the next level should consider the following 10 pieces of advice from global BI leader arcplan.

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