5 Ways to Maximize the Use of Business Intelligence Tools

Posted by Cedric Joshua Martinez

May 19, 2016 3:51:00 PM

Businesses in different parts of the world are learning how to use business intelligence (BI) in pushing their business to a more advanced phase, and with good reason.

CFO learning how to use business intelligence

Critical business data integrated and visualized by BI tools revolutionize the way business decisions are made. Business owners, Chief financial officers (CFOs), managers, and teams are empowered to improve the different aspects of their organizations in a simple yet collaborative way.

With this in-the-know, why wouldn’t you take extra measures to make sure you are using BI tools to the fullest? Get to know what problems business intelligence can solve, and how you can maximize their potential for your business’ growth.

Choose appropriate BI tools 

BI tools are intrinsically intuitive in nature. Make the most of what these tools have to offer by choosing solutions that cater to your specific business requirements or something that can be customized to your needs. There is no better way to take advantage of BI tools than to explore your SME’s strengths and weaknesses, and using big data to bridge the information gap. In the long run, all these efforts lead to maximum operational efficiency.

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Filter necessary information 

Big data can be overwhelming - that is a given. BI puts a lot of information within your reach, but it is not always necessary to use all of the available business data. 

Learn how to filter which critical business data is relevant to your business and which ones would merely add confusion. Doing this would significantly help you focus on the numbers that really matter.

Go beyond cost reduction 

For most business owners, the value of BI is focused on the role of reducing production costs. Do not get boxed in with this idea. Fact is, there is a lot more to BI solutions than just cost-efficiency. It can actually help every department of any organization as long as the teams know which data is needed to answer their questions.

Make in-depth business discoveries 

Making use of business intelligence tools for small companies can open doors to fresh insights and endless possibilities. Welcome these possibilities with an open mind. 

By being on the lookout for non-traditional business information, you could find a wide array of meaningful data discoveries that can be used to further improve your current business operations. Find patterns, trends, and new knowledge when you harness this innovation in your operations, and use them to craft strategies that will get you on top of the competition. 

Grow your assets 

Making money and growing your assets is a core objective when integrating business intelligence tools and techniques. Set your financial goals and hit them bullseye with the use of BI solutions. They help generate more capital for your SME, be it in making profitable investments or in expanding your operations.

There is no better way to turn your business around than to know how to use business intelligence solutions to its fullest potential.

Leverage big data today. Download our Business Analytics whitepaper and learn how far BI can take your business forward. Get in touch with our financial advisers at D&V Philippines for that much-needed head start!

Business Analytics Solutions For Your CompanyThis post was first published 19 May 2016  and edited 1 June 2021.

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