Business intelligence tools are designed to transform the raw data that companies collect from their various operations into useable information. The ultimate goal of BI technology is to allow enterprise to easily aggregate, manipulate and display data as actionable information. So why are many companies finding that only a small percentage of their employees are actually able to benefit from BI tools, while the rest of the organization remains “unintelligent”?  

There are many factors that can prevent an organization from realizing the full benefits of a BI solution. For the most part, these factors boil down to a lack of understanding of how people work and a lack of experience with BI software and its best practices. BI should enable companies to improve the way they do business – however in order to implement a solution effectively, companies must first take a step back and plan a tactical approach. Below are five rules to ensure successful BI implementation:

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