IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Free Business Intelligence – An Easy and Reliable Alternative




Business Intelligence (BI) represents the ability to look into the core of a business, in order to fundament the most effective and profitable decisions. An operational BI system sustains daily activities through the following functionalities: real-time informing, secured access to information and easy to use analysis. This change is a natural response of a passing to a new organizational culture of management based on measurable objectives. An operational BI system assumes tracking down trends, problems and other factors as soon as they act, allowing employers to solve them in real time. Implementing such a system presumes the existence of an organizational culture where the employee is not longer an executor, but a decision factor. Because the well-known systems are extremely expensive, we focused on finding a free BI software with the same capabilities. We present a case of implementing a BI example using Tableau Public – a free data visualization software. We believe that the future lies in cloud BI with the same strong capabilities.

Suggested Citation

  • Tarnaveanu, Diana & Muntean, Mihaela, 2012. "Free Business Intelligence – An Easy and Reliable Alternative," MPRA Paper 41184, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 02 Jun 2012.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:41184

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: original version
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Antoaneta Butuza & Ileana Hauer & Cornelia Muntean & Adina Simona Popa, 2011. "Increasing the Business Performances using Business Intelligence," Analele Universitatii "Eftimie Murgu" Resita Fascicola de Inginerie, "Eftimie Murgu" University of Resita, vol. 3(XVIII), pages 67-72, December.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Most related items

    These are the items that most often cite the same works as this one and are cited by the same works as this one.
    1. Elena Alexandra TOADER, 2015. "Using Cloud Business Intelligence in competency assessment of IT professionals," Database Systems Journal, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 6(1), pages 33-43, July.

    More about this item


    business intelligence; data warehouses; data analysis; decision-making;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • M00 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - General - - - General
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:41184. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: . General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a bibliographic reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Joachim Winter (email available below). General contact details of provider: .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.