Data Warehousing Solutions for Reporting Problems

Data Warehousing Solutions for Reporting Problems

Juha Kontio (Turku Polytechnic, Finland)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-951-9.ch031
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Abstract

Reporting is one of the basic processes in all organizations. It provides information for planning and decision making and, on the other hand, information for analyzing the correctness of the decisions made at the beginning of the process. Reporting is based on the data that the operational information systems contain. Reports can be produced directly from these operational databases, but an operational database is not organized in a way that naturally supports analysis. An alternative way is to organize the data in such a way that supports analysis easily. Typically, this method leads to the introduction of a data warehouse.

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