Business Intelligence Systems

Data and Business Intelligence

Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning
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Unit Code
Level 7
Distance Learning Fee
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Course Overview

This unit aims to help learners develop an understanding of business intelligence systems and the benefits of using such systems from an organisational point of view. Learners will focus on the key areas within business intelligence systems and develop an understanding of why business intelligence plays a fundamental role in organisational strategic planning.

Course Content

Introduction to the module

Business Intelligence Systems

  • What is Business Intelligence?
  • Components of Business Intelligence Systems
  • Objectives of BI System
  • Business Intelligence Process
  • Hosting and storing methods
  • Data, Information, Knowledge, Wisdom

Organizational need for Business Intelligence Systems

  • Business Intelligence Information in Organizations
  • Purpose of Business Intelligence systems for Organizations
  • Benefits of using Business Intelligence Systems for Organizations
  • The range of business intelligence solutions available
  • Crystal Reports

The Role of Business Intelligence Systems in Organizations

  • Approach to Building and Implementing Business Intelligence Systems
  • Business Planning
  • Business Decision Making

Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler

  • Data Modeler Concepts and Usage
  • Working with Data Modeler
  • Approaches to Data Modeling
  • User Preferences for Data Modeler
  • Saving, Opening, Exporting, and Importing Designs
  • Using SQL Developer to View Exported Reporting Schema Data

Power BI

  • Introduction to Power BI
  • Importing Dataset and Modelling
  • Plotting
  • Saving and Exporting
Learning Outcome & Assessment Criteria

1.  Understand the characteristics of business intelligence systems

  1. Examine the features of business intelligence systems
  2. Evaluate hosting and storing methods for business intelligence systems
  3. Explore common problems that can occur when handling data
  4. Analyse the difference and inter relationships between:

           • Data

           • Information

           • Knowledge

2.  Understand organisational need for business intelligence systems

  1. Analyse the use of business intelligence information in organisations
  2. Evaluate the purpose of business intelligence systems for organisations
  3. Assess the benefits of using business intelligence software for organisations
  4. Explore the range of business intelligence solutions available

3.  Understand how business intelligence systems play a key strategic role in organisations

  1. Explain the processes involved with implementing a business intelligence system
  2. Evaluate how business intelligence systems facilitate better business planning
  3. Analyse how Business Intelligence systems support strategic and operational business decision making

4.  Be able to use business intelligence software

  1. Use modelling tools to document intelligence data
  2. Develop search criteria for reviewing data
  3. Create a bespoke business report from data sets
  4. Develop dashboards to display business data visualisations
  5. Prepare and clean data from a business intelligence system
  • The assessment strategy for this course is designed to test all the learning outcomes.
  • Learners must demonstrate successful achievement of all learning outcomes to pass the course.
Assessment Marking Criteria


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  • The assessment criteria for a pass will be presented with the summative exercise.
  • Further information and guidance on the assessment will be made available through the tutor.
Unit Pass Requirements

To pass the unit a 40% overall grade must be achieved.

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