Business Intelligence is software that supports decision making by using data analysis. Local government handles a great amount and variety of data which not only can, but should be analyzed. This is important both for generating reports and for progressing towards the ideal of the intelligent office. Business intelligence concerns not only forecasting but also up-to-the-minute reporting and the monitoring of the work that goes on in local government.
Business Intelligence for local government is an opportunity for a revolution in local government’s approach to decision making. It has the great advantage of collecting all the data together in one place and making it almost instantly available in the form of straightforward analytical and reporting operations. The system is limited analytically only by the data available at the local government level.