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Business Intelligence (BI) is a term that encompasses the process of getting your data out of the disparate systems and into a unified model, so you can use the tools in the Microsoft BI stack to analyze, report, and mine the data. Once you organize your company's data properly, you can begin to find information that will help you make actionable reports and decisions based on how the data from across your organization lines up. For instance, you can answer questions like, "How do delays in my manufacturing or distribution affect my sales and customer confidence?" Answers like this come from aligning logistics data with sales and marketing data, which, without a Business Intelligence solutio...