When we get down to the ground realities of running an operational Business we need reports, analytics and business insight at several levels:
Reports for day-to-day operations used by the technical and administrative resources.
Decision support reports required by junior and middle management to evaluate and improve performance of individual teams and sub-departments.
Decision support reports and advanced analytics with powerful slice and dice features required by senior management to evaluate and improve performance of departments.
Summarized analytics with data rollup to an organizational level required by the top management to make strategic and directive decisions for business profitability and growth.