On its own, raw data doesn’t tell you very much. After all, it’s just quantities and numbers stored on a computer. It needs to be analyzed and put into context before it can be useful. At that point, data is transformed into information. When placed into business intelligence reports, your management team can interpret the information and use it as the basis for sound decision making. To bridge the gap between data and information, your business needs a quality enterprise resource planning system (ERP).