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Discovering Business Intelligence Using MicroStrategy 9 by Samundar Singh Rathore, Nelson Enriquez

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Chapter 2. Mapping Typical Business Needs

What is the best way to start to using the MicroStrategy platform? In this chapter will answer that question.

At first, we need to have our business needs clearly identified in order to design the solution to leverage the platform (the response we are looking for, the location of the data, the issue that we need to solve, the person responsible taking decisions with the information, and so on).

But prior to that, we need to understand what a BI solution is. According to Forrester Research:

"Business Intelligence is a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information used to enable more effective strategic, tactical, and operational ...

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