Spreadsheets

Users continue to rely on the familiar interface and toolset of spreadsheets to do business analysis. The downside is that local spreadsheets make it next to impossible to have one version of the "truth" about how your business operates. To combat this problem, many business intelligence and data-mining vendors have integrated spreadsheets as an optional user interface. Microsoft Excel continues to dominate the spreadsheet market, with rivals emerging in the open source and software-as-a-service space.


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Business Intelligence

Business performance information for strategic and operational decision-making

SOA

SOA uses interoperable services grouped around business processes to ease data integration

Data Warehousing

Data warehousing helps companies make sense of their operational data

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