Compare Strategic vs. Operational Business Intelligence and Find Your Business Needs


In the early 1990s, as business intelligence (BI) hit prime popularity, the corporations that used it mainly focused on strategic business intelligence. However, this narrow focus often underestimated and ignored the importance of operational business intelligence.

Unfortunately, that oversight continued for many years and it’s a problem that still plagues many modern businesses.

Now, as we’re quickly approaching the third decade of the new millennium, we find that many businesses are still limiting their insight because they don’t realize how crucial operational BI is to their overall business success.

It’s time to get the facts.

Learn All About the 2 Business Intelligences in 1 White Paper

In a newly available white paper from Sage and Infoman, you’ll get the facts you need to know concerning the 2 different types of business intelligence and why both of them can bring value and efficiency to your business operations.

After reading the white paper, you’ll understand:

  • The functional differences between the 2 types of BI
  • Who benefits (and how much) from each form of BI, respectively
  • What information each BI user needs
  • The best way is to deliver that information
  • How each type of BI contributes to business productivity

Discover the Overlooked Side of Business Intelligence

Get all the details concerning an operational business intelligence (OBI) system’s key components, including:

  • Data monitoring

In general, there are 8 different categories of data monitoring. The purpose is to identify conditions of business data that require some form of response.

  • Data generation and delivery

Putting data together and quickly getting it into the hands of the people who need it are the main drivers of success for businesses using a BI solution. Learn how operational business intelligence achieves this.

  • Automated response

Automated response truly differentiates operational BI from strategic BI. With an OBI, you have the ability to build your response directly into the system, eliminating the time it takes to analyze the data and respond manually.

Which Business Intelligence Is Best for You?

Strategic and operational business intelligence both possess a wide range of advantageous components and features, and both will work well with your Sage 300cloud system. However, the answer to which one is best for your company can only be answered by you.

Only you know the unique needs, abilities, and shortcomings of your business well enough to see the proper choice. But, in order to make the right choice, you need to know the details concerning your options.


Download the newly released white paper, “The Two Types of Business Intelligence,” to get all the facts and details you need to make the right decision for your company.


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