According to the definition of BARC*, we understand Business Intelligence as a system, a technology, a process, which is intended to make it easier for the decision makers of a company to manage the present and future business on the basis of provided and qualified information. In the final stage of development we are confronted with highly complex system architectures (ETL processes, warehouse databases, multidimensional analysis, reporting and planning systems). In the simpler structural concept, coordinated partial solutions dominate. How do medium-sized companies - companies that do not have the necessary resources and know-how - cope with this? What can be observed again and again in the field of controlling? How are BI decisions made, how are they influenced and why are they omitted?
BI in medium-sized businesses 2011/12 Status quo, outlook and recommendations, 2nd edition
Dr. Walter Frühwirt completed his diploma in business administration and the corresponding doctoral studies at the Karl-Franzens-University Graz. From 1979 to 1982, Dr. Frühwirt was a university assistant at the Institute of Corporate Management. Later, he was, among other things, Chief Financial Officer of an English-French raw materials group. Since 1991, Dr. Frühwirt has been a managing partner of Wirtschaftsberatung BFB GmbH Nfg KG. Since 1986 he has also been a university lecturer at the University of Graz, the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, the University of Linz and the FHS Wr. At the Karl-Franzens-University of Graz, Dr. Frühwirt is currently teaching the bachelor course "Controlling Practice" within the SBWL "Internal Corporate Accounting".