Consolidating Data from Disparate Systems for an Analytics Project
Analytics discovers patterns in data, by turning raw data into meaningful information. Analytics implies being able to generate insights by analyzing data generated by business systems. Because every business has several systems that support each business process, it is important that data from these different systems is merged before data analysis begins. This is critical to attaining a holistic view of business processes and the data generated by them. This chapter explains the importance of merging data and its attendant challenges and solutions.