Essay on Business Intelligence

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18th European Conference on Information Systems

BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ADOPTION IN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES

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18th European Conference on Information Systems ECIS2010-0252.R1 Research Paper Business intelligence, Decision support systems (DSS), Information technology adoption, Organizational characteristics

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18th European Conference on Information Systems

BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ADOPTION IN SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES
Scholz, Patrick, HOERBIGER Holding AG / Chemnitz University of Technology, Hannawaldweg 12, 09405 Zschopau, Germany, patrick.scholz@hoerbiger.com /
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Results can create value for enterprises that plan to implement a BI solution, BI consultants as well as BI suppliers. Keywords: Business Intelligence (BI), exploratory factor analysis, cluster analysis, IT adoption, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

18th European Conference on Information Systems

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INTRODUCTION

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the spine of the world’s economy. More than 95 per cent of the enterprises in most economies belong to the group SME (European Commission 2008; Kotelnikov 2007). Sixty-five percent of the total labour force is employed by about 140 million SMEs in 130 countries (World Bank 2006). Particularly in times of global economic crisis, the vulnerability of the so-called global players seems to become apparent. Since most SMEs support large enterprises or provide specialty or outsourcing capabilities for larger companies (Huin 2004) as well as their adaptive capabilities (Ritchie & Brindley 2005), they also provide the backbone for global economic structures. Business Intelligence (BI) as a concept provides a means to obtain crucial information to improve strategic decisions and therefore plays an important role in current decision support systems (Inmon 2005). According to Kimball et al. (2008), the data warehouse industry – as the technological basis of BI – has reached full maturity and acceptance in

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