Growing needs of businesses
A study by PWC titled 'Technology Forecast: 2003-2005' reflects the growing
importance of two requirements for businesses today: the need to make informed
decisions, and the need for real-time responsiveness.
Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities are increasingly being built into the
applications used to automate processes, as well as into specialty BI tools
and applications. During the forecast period (2003-2005), it will become increasingly
unlikely for vendors to introduce major process automation applications without
including significant BI capabilities.