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Introduction to InterSystems IRIS Business Intelligence
Introduction to Business Intelligence
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This chapter introduces InterSystems IRIS Business Intelligence, which enables you to embed business intelligence (BI) into your applications. This chapter discusses the following topics:
You can use Business Intelligence only in a specifically configured web application. See “Setting Up the Web Application” in Implementing InterSystems Business Intelligence. Also, be sure to consult the online InterSystems Supported Platforms document for this release for information on system requirements.
The purpose of InterSystems Business Intelligence is to enable you to embed business intelligence (BI) into your applications so that your users can ask and answer sophisticated questions of their data. Specifically, your application can include dashboards, which can include the following:
In contrast to traditional BI systems that use static data warehouses, Business Intelligence is kept closely in synchronization with the live transactional data, as required for your business.
Dashboard Visual Details
The following example shows a sample dashboard:
A dashboard consists of the following areas:
The following subsection describes the more common widgets.
Pivot Table Widgets
A pivot table widget displays data in one of three formats. First, it can display the data as a table:
Second, it can display the data as a chart:
Third, it can display a detail listing, which is a table that shows selected fields from the lowest-level records:
Scorecard Widgets
A scorecard widget displays one or more rows of data in a tabular format that also includes features such as value-dependent lamps and arrows. For example:
Meter Widgets
A meter widget displays one or more values, each in a graphical object as follows:
The preceding picture shows values in a speedometer. Business Intelligence supports several other forms of meters.
Map Widgets
A map widget shows a map with highlighted points that typically correspond to locations that are relevant to your business scenario:
Calendar Widgets
A dashboard can include an informational calendar widget like the following:
Custom Widgets
A dashboard can also include custom widgets called portlets. The following shows an example:
Data Sources for Widgets
In a dashboard, most widgets use a data source, which is one of the following:
Business Intelligence Models
A Business Intelligence model includes some or all of the following elements:

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