A business intelligence platform is the software infrastructure that provides end users with BI capabilities for query, reporting and analysis and enables the deployment of analytic applications. It delivers business intelligence across the enterprise and securely across the supply chain for an extended enterprise advantage.
Business users need timely and easy access to information without requiring assistance from IT. A business representation of information shields end users from underlying technical complexities. And advanced portal functionality gives them control over the information they receive so they can efficiently organize it themselves. Business Objects has the industry's best web query, reporting and analysis solution. Only Business Objects offers a single interface - WebIntelligence® - that allows users to easily create complex queries on the fly; perform sophisticated web-based report authoring; and easily analyze (and calculate) summary and detail level data. WebIntelligence also works across organizational firewalls, making it perfectly suited for extranet deployments that provide secure information access to your customers, suppliers and partners.
The IT team needs to maintain control over the BI deployment while still giving business users the freedom they want. Platform-level resource and security management simplifies administration. A wide range of deployment options and a scalable architecture - which includes a highly performing, scalable hardware infrastructure such as HP's - ensures that the platform can meet the most demanding enterprise requirements, today and well into the future.