We begin the process by laying the foundation. This involves the aggregation of data from disparate operational and financial systems, into one data warehouse.
This allows for easier interrogation of data within the company as a whole, rather than in their traditional silos. For easier access to the data within the warehouse, a data cube is developed.
The fundamental purpose of the Cube is to provide information immediately and accurately. It is able to do this by extracting a comprehensive set of predetermined answers to expected questions based on the systems and dimensions specified.