OLAP Tools

Guide to Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence

The acronym OLAP stands for On-Line Analytical Processing.  OLAP Tools are used to analyze multi-dimensional data.  These powerful tools allow users to identify observe trends and then to "drill-down" to discover the details behind those trends.

As the name implies, OLAP tools are "online" and are used for "analytics".  Many firms are addressing their information needs by replacing their static, paper-based legacy reports with online access to corporate information via OLAP Tools.

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