We have our first data warehouse committee (seven people). Our task is to submit a recommendation to set a data warehouse/mart infrastructure in place and present it to our budget committee. We're having a tough time trying to justify the startup cost (for migration, transformation, administration tools, reporting technologies and OLAP tools). We have a list of the "benefits" in terms of soft dollars, but our recommendation will only be to set the infrastructure in place, not to build one as part of our assignment. Can someone help? We're not willing to let some of the tools go - our data is really dirty.

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