The cornerstone of every commercial business is profitability. If market forces do not permit a great deal of leeway in the pricing of goods and services, other ways must be found to generate adequate returns. Reducing expenses is one of the most obvious ways to expand profit margins, and positioning the organization to react to new business opportunities quickly with flexibility and accuracy is another.
Continuing to build automated business solutions, whether operational systems or business intelligence (BI) applications, using the current development approach is both expensive and time- consuming. Therefore, a mechanism that can cut costs and shorten the delivery cycle must be viewed as a strategic tool and a competitive weapon. This is where a well-supported and fully operational meta data repository environment can help.
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