Business Intelligence is intended to support quick & right business decision-making. The information provided can be achieved by combining multidimensional data analysis and data mining with advanced statistical and analytical functions in a real-time, integrated environment. We can also says that pulling out data from different sources all together, placing them in a collaborative manner and building business mapping over the pyramid to get prolific information out of it. These information reports are then required by the business owners for making complex decision.
BI is been treated as a software which is not true since it is more of a solution which can be mapped to any business with respect to the organizational data associated with it. The data is gathered from CRM, ERP (SAP, PeopleSoft, etc.), Excel sheets, text files, legacy systems and data warehouses throughout the ETL process etc., proceeded according to company's needs and can be presented in a way understandable by business people.