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Practical Business Intelligence: with SQL Server 2005 by Roger Toren, John C. Hancock

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Business Problem

Our customer for this chapter is a mid-sized professional services company, with several hundred consultants who work on projects at various large corporate clients. Most of the work they do is on a time and materials basis, with every consultant keeping careful track of the hours he or she has spent working on a project and submitting detailed weekly timesheets.

Problem Statement

The customer’s timesheet system was developed in-house several years ago, and the primary issue with the system is that it has no flexible reporting features. To work around this problem, they have developed some ad-hoc solutions to connect to the application’s database and query the information. The business operations team is using several ...

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