Business Intelligence Services
Business Intelligence (BI) Services enable business owners across NIH to capitalize on the robust information sources available by providing a central repository for data from systems that manage NIH operations. BI at CIT extracts information from multiple enterprise sources, standardizes or transforms the information, and stores or loads the information to a common, united format. This central, secure repository can be used by customers to extract and view information in a variety of formats such as standard reports, ad-hoc, dashboards, scorecards and alerts to users. Data elements are collected and integrated through reporting tools to enable users to query, report, and analyze information to meet business needs. An example of BI at NIH is the NIH Business Information System, also known as nVision.
BI Services enable users to observe trends over time, to receive alerts, to identify risks and opportunities, and to receive financial reporting. BI Services also allow users to investigate processes and identify process improvements.
This service is available to all NIH customers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can data be integrated from multiple sources into a single report using Business Intelligence Services?
A: Yes, BI Services allow standard reports to be created which can capture data from multiple sources.
Q: Can ad hoc reports be created using Business Intelligence Services?
A: Yes, BI Services offer robust reporting tools that support ad hoc capabilities to provide users the ability to customize reports based on specific business needs.
Q: Does Business Intelligence Services offer Dashboards with drill-down reporting capabilities?
A: Yes, BI Services offer Dashboard development capabilities that provide high-level summarized information with the ability to drill-down to detail.
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