BiLog: BI Acronyms and more
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Within the Maximo and Version 7 product lines, there are numerous ways you can analyze your data. As a Balderdash lover and an IBMer immersed daily in a sea of acronyms, these data options are listed below in increasing range of data analysis capability.
QBE – Query By Example. Using your application’s filter and/or query, you can immediately download your results for additional analysis in Microsoft Excel.
KPI - Key Performance Indicators. Visual indicators displaying status against predefined targets.
RS – Result Sets. Using an application’s query, enable a set of fields or graphic for display on the Start Center.
QBR – Query Based Reporting. Version 7’s version of Ad hoc reporting where users create their own reports on the fly from within the various applications.
ROS – Report Object Structures. Collection of joined database tables, forming the backbone of QBR and metadata packages.
OR – Operational Report. Often referred to as transactional reporting, these are the day to day detail reports users require to complete their business tasks.
SR – Strategic Report. Enable viewing of data in varying perspectives thru the use of complex graphs, in depth calculations or scenarios.
Which option or options are best for your unique business needs? And once you’ve selected that option, how do you maximize its use and enable its interaction with the other tools?
Stay tuned to these BiLOG (Business intelligence Leads to Outrageous Greatness) entries as we focus on those questions and more…..