How Would You Describe BI In One Sentence?

We started a conversation on LinkedIn a couple of weeks ago and there has been a great response so far. We thought we'd share the results with you up until now.

We asked: How Would You Describe BI in One Sentence?

Some of the responses we liked were:

Business Intelligence is a reliable, analytical process that transforms raw data into relevant, accurate and useable strategic knowledge.

Bill Cabiró,

Get the right information to the right people at the right time.

Damien Keogh

Business Intelligence – the BI-process helps users make better business decisions through technologies for gathering, storing, analyzing, providing access to and presenting data. [Gartner]

Daniel Rexed

Helps you understand what happened and why, determine needed changes to plans, and communicate new initiatives and goals across the company.

Dan Everett

Business Intelligence is a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information used to enable more effective strategic, tactical, and operational insights and decision-making. [Forrester]

David Foale

What's your definition of BI? Post a comment on this article, or go to the Business Intelligence Professionals group on LinkedIn and join in the conversation over there :)