"Business Intelligence - BI" comes from the English language and means "Business Research and Analyses" is a system of special types of reports intended for analyses by asking questions and receiving answers. Unlike the traditional reports usually used in the ERP software products which show two-dimensional information in columns, the BI reports show the information in three dimensions in the form of a cube with cuts and sections. Using just the mouse, you pair different types of data and thus you ask the questions and the BI system answers by adding up the data according to the received sections, as well as by showing specific business operations that form the sums along the sections (drill down). The BI references of Zeron V/4 also show dynamic charts in accordance with the information received from the cuts.
BI enables the users to analyze their business quickly and in great detail. This is a modern and unique technology. It is the best so far in its segment and helps the transition from a collection of data of individual, unrelated or partially connected to one another information databases to information based on which managerial decisions are made. In business organizations, these solutions are mainly related to the analysis and management of sales, the client base and financial management, profits and losses, and they are often critical, especially in times of financial crisis. Since Zeron V/4 integrates all possible business information, the BI technology unfolds its full efficiency by working with the entire information resource of the given organization uniting it into an single piece without limiting the output information - financial, marketing, technical, etc. The BI technology will give you an information that is richer, better and, last but not least, more understandable by the user.
We can write a lot about Business Intelligence but it will be difficult for you to see exactly what the working principle is if you only have those descriptions. What you need is a real BI demonstration where you will understand the principles in 10 minutes and will surely be intrigued because BI allows the business users to work with data in a way that is close to the associative thinking of the human brain. BI references are absolutely essential for the modern manager - once you start using them you'll wonder how you have done your work without them before.
Caching of the data.
Zeron V/4 can be configured to cashe the data necessary for the references. "Cache" is the pre-aggregation and preparation of large amounts of data for faster loading. This system saves precious time when you want to analyze information for a longer period. In addition, BI references in Zeron V/4 can use the OLAP functions of the SQL Server for greater efficiency.
Zeron V/4 can be configured to make forecasts for the data in a specific reference. By using different statistical models of the history of the data in the report plus the automatically formed indices of seasonality and market trends it can complement the data displayed in references with future data. This way you can have a general idea about how different aspects of your business will look like by the end of the year or during the next year. You have employed new staff? You have a decrease or increase in sales? How will your profit look during the next year under the new conditions? Forecasting will always give you answers to such questions.
Of course, besides BI references, Zeron V/4 also offers a full range of the traditional type of references such as lists, inventories, stocks, turnovers, deliveries and sales, receivables and payables. Work with the traditional references is also very intuitive; besides viewing static information, you can also make quick backlinks from the data displayed in the reference to the real nomenclatures, documents, entire processes or separate tasks included in a specific order in the business processes, as well as to other related references that get deeper into the data. You can configure tabular references of the Excel type and references "drawn" in a special designer program to look similar to Word or PDF.
Zeron V/4 also allows you to configure all new kinds of traditional and BI references yourself. You have all the available database when choosing what information is displayed and what filters it is displayed with. Configuring references becomes quick, convenient, using a language understandable for you, without you needing to have special professional knowledge in databases. Zeron V/4 allows you to completely delete all references configured in your database and to rebuild only those concerning your business specifically, with your specific names, displayed data and filters.