Executing an effective business intelligence workflow requires effective data management. You need to know where you’ve been and what you have to know where you’re going. Ideally, a data architect with a focus on business intelligence will start with data models to document what data the organization has, where it resides, how it’s used, and who owns it to generate accurate analytics. It’s virtually impossible to navigate the complexities of the data landscape if you don’t have a data modeling tool to create representations that everyone can understand.
Data modeling provides the foundation for processing data through an organization with usability in mind. This whitepaper explains how various data modeling functions can categorize and structure organizational data with applied metadata to bring value to business intelligence.