Step towards of a Homemade Business Intelligence Solution – A Case Study in Textile Industry

  • Sandrina CarvalhoEmail author
  • Filipe Portela
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
  • António Abelha
  • José Machado
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 353)


Nowadays, organizations are increasingly looking to invest in business intelligence solutions, mainly private companies in order to get advantage over its competitors, however they do not know what is necessary. Business intelligence allows an analysis of consolidated information in order to obtain more specific outlets and certain indications in order to support the decision making process. You can take the right decision based on the data collected from different information systems present in the organization and outside of them. The textile sector is a sector where concept of Business Intelligence it is not many explored yet. Actually there are few textile companies that have a BI platform. Thus, the article objective is present an architecture and show all the steps by which companies need to spend to implement a successful free homemade Business Intelligence system. As result the proposed approach it was validated using real data aiming assess the steps defined.


Textile Business Intelligence Data Warehouse Free Software Architectures Decision Support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandrina Carvalho
    • 1
    Email author
  • Filipe Portela
    • 1
  • Manuel Filipe Santos
    • 1
  • António Abelha
    • 1
  • José Machado
    • 1
  1. 1.Algoritmi Research CentreUniversity of MinhoGuimaraesPortugal

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