Software that enables business users to see and use large amounts of complex data. The following three types of tools are referred to as Business Intelligence Tools:
- Multidimensional Analysis Software – Software that gives the user the opportunity to look at the data from a variety of different dimensions (also known as OLAP or Online Analytical Processing).
- Query Tools – Software that allows the user to ask questions about patterns or details in the data.
- Data Mining Tools – Software that automatically searches for significant patterns or correlations in data.