There is an increased awareness by most companies that the correct business intelligence tool can deliver important data and information from reputable sources and can deploy that information in easy to understand and user friendly environment. A business intelligence tool that could not extract information and create analysis in as little time as possible would not benefit the company. The key in a successful BI engine is its ability to enable users to utilize data to make quick decisions or to deliver information to other users both within and outside the company.
The quality of information therefore is primarily dependent on the quality of business intelligence tool used by the company. Any data has its inherent uses but not all information generated from mined data will be useful to the company or to its subscribed customers and clients. A superior business intelligence tool would have the ability to mine important information based on the specifications set by the company and deliver reports that can be used immediately before that information loses its value. So there are two ends to the business intelligence tools. The first end refers to the ability to gather correct and timely information and the other end refers to the ability of BI tools to deliver information. An inferior BI tool would definitely produce inferior information resulting to flawed decisions. Worse the adaptability and user popularity of BI solution could be adversely affected by inferior BI tools. That is why companies must carefully choose which business intelligence tool to use in order to maximize the benefits of BI implementation.