At my job, we have managers. Not all that surprisingly, some of them really want to know what is going on in our company. Enter business intelligence (BI), which is supposed to ease the life of our managers in their ever-ongoing search for the facts and figures behind the business. When presenting today's "standard" BI package - which is often comprised of dashboards, OLAP analyses, ad hoc querying and report generators - the classical "BI pyramid" still tends to be very much used by the BI solution providers. The BI pyramid shows how to distribute the different BI tools between different user groups (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: The BI Pyramid

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