Another benefit is the automation of certain analyses, since different business divisions and subsidiaries often have similar analytics queries. For these recurring questions there is now a solution that can be used to provide answers to a range of queries. Approximately 250 of these analytics applications are now available, enabling more than 500 users from BMW Group to perform their own analyses. The proportion of analytics provided on a "self service" basis is rising continuously, also since the analyses are easy to carry out.
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