This is an article from the August 2006 issue of DM Review's Extended Edition. Click on this link for more information on DMR Extended Edition or to download this entire issue in a PDF format.Extracting information from transactional applications is a continuing struggle for businesses today. Vendors have created report templates, metadata management tools, schemas and load scripts. Collectively, these constitute a category of analytic applications tailored specifically for transactional applications. Ventana Research calls these products application BI and conducted a survey earlier this year on the subject.

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