2020-06-17T09:30:00Z

What is the difference between Business Activity Monitoring and Business Intelligence?


What types of insights do businesses gain from BAM as opposed to BI?

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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

The difference between BAM and BI mainly recides in the way that the information is use, for example in many cases the information collected for BI is historical to the bussiness and for support to set goals in short, médium and logn term could be use to establish the estrategic decition most convenient. On other hand BAM, mainly use the information on a day to day basis about the results of bussiness processes and to act proactively to reach the operational bussiness goals of the processes with the information that could be part of the dashboard.

2020-06-17T18:17:30Z
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Business Application Monitoring usually involves measurement and monitoring of up time of key systems, whether that be ERP, CRM, HR, etc. System uptime, downtime and performance response time are some of metrics usually associated with BAM. BI analytics are much more granular and business specific such as gross profit, inventory costs, AR days outstanding and are accessed via dashboards and reports.

2020-06-17T17:48:54Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

BAM is a great way to look at daily production of your business in real time, using solutions such as DMI (direct machine interface). BI is taking all of the data that you have accumulated and using that data to lead your business into the future with help of tools such as Microsoft BI, Minitab, Microstrategy and so on.

2020-06-17T11:00:39Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

BAM offers real-time monitoring versus historical BI information. So in situations where's urgent to decide can work better and to compare the results of those desitions with the BI information.

2020-07-07T16:31:24Z
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Business Activity Monitoring is the monitoring of the various processes (activities) in the business. It provides an insight into the processes in a business and how they interact with internal and external entities.


Business intelligence is the "Intelligence" derived from the data generated during the business activities/processes and their interaction with the variety of entities.


At the end of the day they both give information only their focus is different.

2020-06-19T00:19:48Z
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Business Activity Monitoring is about tracking the activities happening in a computer system environment. Business Intelligence is about making decisions based on data. BI is about DECISIONS.

2020-06-18T14:39:41Z
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