Part I: Introduction

Introduction to CogBI & Business Intelligence

Welcome to the “Introduction to CogBI” series. The series is divided in 5 parts that will introduce you to the concept of Mobile Business Intelligence and how CogBI can help you to take advantage of it in your business or organization.
After going over these 5 parts you will have a clear understanding of how CogBI works and how it can improve the decision-making processes in your business or organization.
Each part is short and concise. You will only need your iPad to follow along and to easily replicate the examples.
In this part we will define what exactly is “Mobile Business Intelligence”, as well as highlight its importance and explain why CogBI is the BI tool that best fits your BI needs and budget.

The Definition of Business Intelligence:

“Business intelligence (BI) is the set of techniques and tools for the transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information for business analysis purposes. BI technologies are capable of handling large amounts of unstructured data to help identify, develop and otherwise create new strategic business opportunities. The goal of BI is to allow for the easy interpretation of these large volumes of data.”

The definition above is very accurate and is the one you will find in Wikipedia. You may find other variations but they all describe it in a similar manner. We like to simplify it to:

“Business intelligence (BI) is the process of transforming data generated by business, organizations, and processes into valuable and actionable information.”

The Definition Mobile Business Intelligence:

Mobile Business Intelligence (Mobile BI) is the term used to describe the action of using a mobile device (such as a tablet or smartphone) to run a BI tool. This gives its users the power of accessing and interpreting valuable information at any time.

Why is Business Intelligence Important?

The ability to review business information as soon as it becomes available and to interpret its meaning is highly valuable to businesses and/or organizations because it allows them to make informed and meaningful decisions. BI and Mobile BI give business and organizations the ability to gain insight into the state of their activities, evaluate their performance, and take action to ensure that they stay competitive and profitable.

Why Should I Choose CogBI?

We have designed CogBI to be a friendly and intuitive Mobile Business Intelligence application. CogBI offers advanced data analysis along with an easy to use approach to interact with your business data.

CogBI’s cost per user is very low and its implementation process has been optimized to minimize time. The setup is straightforward and efficient. CogBI can get your BI project on its feet within one day.

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