Is It 'Big Data' Or Lots Of Smaller Data?
For many readers of this article, business intelligence (BI) will not be a core experience, and, in many cases, it has likely become a confusing, costly, and risky business exercise during or after the deployment of Microsoft Dynamics AX.
With a market that is red hot in BI, supported by analysts saying it is currently a CIO's greatest focus (as surveyed), it becomes so easy for the BI industry to find ways to differentiate offerings. However, in doing so, some BI companies can sell capabilities that might not have any business value at all to users and the issues they currently face. As with all discussions around a market, there will be exceptions to the rule, but I am hoping to provide a little focus and some direction as to what is important in most cases for organizations running Dynamics AX and what to look out for.