BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE is a technology-driven process for analyzing data and presenting actionable information that helps executives, managers, and other corporate end users make informed business decisions.
The term Business Intelligence (BI) refers to technologies, applications, and practices for the collection, integration, analysis, and presentation of business information. The purpose of Business Intelligence is to support better business decision-making. Essentially, Business Intelligence systems are data-driven Decision Support Systems (DSS). Business Intelligence is sometimes used interchangeably with dashboards, data visualization, and executive information systems.
Business Intelligence systems provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations, most often using data that has been gathered into a data warehouse or a data mart and occasionally working from operational data.
Software elements support reporting, interactive “slice-and-dice” pivot-table analyses, visualization, and statistical data mining. In a law firm, applications may tackle hours and revenue, collection cycles, leverage, utilization, and even profit, among many other sources of business data for purposes that include business performance management. Information is often gathered about other companies in the same industry, which is known as benchmarking.
The BIGfish Difference
BIGfish BI was developed to provide high-end BI capabilities to small and mid-sized firms without the cost and complexity normally associated with these technologies.
BIGfish can be deployed in a fraction of the time required to install legacy law firm BI tools and at a greatly reduced cost. BIGfish provides access to firm data that enables managers to make informed business decisions to guide the firm toward growth and profitability.
Once the domain of only the AMLAW 200, sophisticated Business Intelligence is now available to law firms of every size.
What We Have Here for You
Security - Administration
BIGfish BI provides an administrative portal for the administration of users. This security system allows for the creation of an unlimited number of user groups, with security governing which dashboards and features are available to members of each group.
Firms can also define and maintain user-defined fields at the client, matter, or employee level. These custom fields can be incorporated into custom dashboards as columns, groups, or filter attributes.