Beams for the ceiling
Beams for the ceiling is definitely point from where Business Intelligence should be learned. Beams have several horizontal bars in order to make stability and no distortion in ceiling.
Stability and no distortion actually means integration in business intelligence world. Element needs to integrated in order to provide stability of system.
Company Information systems with separated Business Intelligence solutions is similar to beam. Each brick in beam is similar to each business intelligence solution. In Business Intelligence Manifest I’ve used cones to present different business intelligence solutions laying on different data marts. It was also mentioned in post Dashboards are Combs.
Only difference is cones have to imagined in one row.
Beam for ceiling has three horizontal stabilization bars. Two bottom bears are similar to master data management solutions (product MDM, Customer MDM, Reporting MDM, Sales MDM and similar) and Data quality solutions. Their functionality will provide horizontal communication between production systems and secure integration and stability on production level.
What current Decision Support Systems and/or Management Information Systems solutions are missing is “horizontal integration”, stabilization. Stabilization but bot on bottom level which is already achieved with MDM and Data Quality solutions. Bottom integration will not provide business intelligence data flow disturbance. Each company needs Total Controlling Concept to integrate management reporting, to make stabilization. For more details download Challenging Perfect Management Reporting, Business Intelligence Manifest.