Business analytics crash course: BI and BPM tools

Providing accurate business analytics can lead to greater profits for your clients and loyal clients for you. Determine what business intelligence (BI) and business process management (BPM) tools and services to offer.

Business analytics programs dissect business data so your clients can make informed decisions more quickly. Tools and best practices in this growing field -- including business intelligence (BI) and business process management (BPM) software and services -- allow you to help clients assess their data effectively and ultimately make decisions that will increase ROI. Learn more about business analytics in this crash course.

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