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business intelligence

Business intelligence is the intelligence method used by businesses starting with raw data generated by businesses as an overview of their internal activity. Business intelligence has a quantitative focus. Business intelligence differs from competitive intelligence, which mainly analyses information from external data sources and where a qualitative focus prevails by means of utilisation of ideas.

The quantitative process employed in business intelligence usually requires software and specific...