Abstract—In the last decade, Business Intelligence (BI) became a predictable technological advantage of the large enterprises which could afford to buy, implement and maintain BI solutions. Presently, small and medium size enterprises all over the globe have realized competitive and financial benefits of BI. However, limited IT budgets of small companies and BI’s high total cost of ownership have created a gap between large and small enterprises where small enterprises do not become fortunate to avail the virtues of BI because of the affordability factor. This research proposes a BI framework which provides automated data mapping, loading from user application to BI framework and also validates it. The implementation of the proposed framework provides convenience of use and effective cost saving as it does not require any technical expertise and any non-technical user can get on with it very well.
Index Terms—Business intelligence, software as a service, small enterprise, SME
Muhammad Sohail is with the BI Solutions working as a SAP Solution Consultant/Trainer. BI Solution is SAP Business Objects Partner’s company and the largest enterprise solutions provider.
Khalid Khan is with the computer science at PAF-KIET, Pakistan.
Rizwan Iqbal is with the computer science at University Putra Malaysia. br>Syed Noman Hasany is with the Qassim University, KSA and working as Assistant Professor.
Cite: Muhammad Sohail, Khalid Khan, Rizwan Iqbal, and Noman Hasany, "Developing Business Intelligence Framework to Automate Data Mapping, Validation, and Data Loading from User Application," International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 847-850, 2012.