Since the 1990s, companies have been investing into IT infrastructure initiatives such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Supply Chain Management (SCM) systems, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems in order to increase efficiency, effectiveness, and internal process integration, among other goals. The current value of Business Intelligence (BI) for companies could be summarized by two main achievements: improvement of management of processes and improvement of operational processes. This paper will identify current requirements of BI and present a linkage to service-oriented architectures including added-values. Semantic-enabled Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture (SESOA) is an enterprise solution that links businesses to external systems based on Web Services and SOA concept. It represents a lightweight web application that annotates Web Services that are coming from different service providers with semantics so that the indexing and discovery of these services can be more comprehensive. BI applications can be considered as service consumers in SESOA and can discover, select and invoke the services supplied by the external systems (service providers). In this way, SESOA forms the bridge between SOA and BI concepts to deliver in real time the ?on-demand? data as services and this opens the BI market to include SMEs as main resources of these services.
Mahmoud, Tariq; Marx Gómez, Jorge; Rezgui, Abdelkerim; Peters, Dirk; and Solsbach, Andreas, "ENHANCED BI SYSTEMS WITH ON-DEMAND DATA BASED ON SEMANTIC-ENABLED ENTERPRISE SOA" (2012). ECIS 2012 Proceedings. 184.