An important part of Business Intelligence is the Data Warehouse. Data from all kinds of sources, for instance Exact or Dynamics, are saved in the Data Warehouse. This data is then used for making your reports and dashboards.
Building a Data Warehouse can be partially automated, this way the time from start to first report is very short. The automazation is done using Business Intelligence Markup Language or BIML.
In the Data Warehouse the data from all your different types of source are matched together. For instance, the data from your productionprocesses, customer, sales, planning and more. With this data a fitting report can be made to help you with key decisions.