Mastering Enterprise BI: Time Intelligence Pt. I
Mastering Enterprise BI: Time Intelligence Pt. I: "As I stated in my article Introduction to SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services: Handling Time Dimensions, it is a rare thing to encounter an instance of an OLAP cube that does not require a Time dimension. Throughout years of business intelligence consulting, I have only witnessed this scenario a handful of times within a production environment. Although there often seems to be no shortage of people to argue any side of any statement, few of us would disagree that the measurement of activity over time - and, hence, the Time dimension that supports this capability - is important to both analysis and operational management in general."