Organizations today generate so much data which is stored on their computer servers and other PC across the organization, very often in totally different locales and more often, not integrated in any way. Data is often not shared and redundant data lies all across the organization. In managing a business, this data is very valuable but more often than not, organizations rely on reports which have been manually prepared by the staff, extracting data from different sources. The problems with such data are many fold but the most important considerations would be:
- The information is not current as time is required to extract data from different sources and compile into management reports
- The accuracy of the information is questionable
- The ability to dissect the information into relevant views which are required for a particular decision making process becomes challenging
- Comparison against past data is challenging and more often than not, may not be accurate and complete.
Ubicomp, recognizing the need for management information within the industry, embarked on developing a Business Intelligence solution for hotels - QIKINN© Results.