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The term is commonly used to refer to the group of information management methods tied to the automation or support of human decision making. It denotes an enterprise reporting system, which gives managers an overview of business operations.
A measure is a quantifiable, specific piece of information. Without a trend to follow or an expected value to compare against, not much information can be derived from a measure. It especially does not provide enough information to make meaningful decisions. To be useful, measures must be used as part of a metric.
The sum of all documentation about the data warehousing process in its entirety. Metadata describes the contents of the data warehouse, its structure, and the processes involved in its setup. Metadata should be updated as the system evolves. Essentially, metadata is all the information in the data warehouse environment that is not the actual data itself.
Measures of performance that monitor progress and assess trends within an organisation. A metric is the comparison of two or more measures.
The analysis of business indicators by examining them from different points of view. One can examine revenue by product, or revenue by geography, or revenue by time period. It is also known as dimensional analysis.
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