Data is driving decision-making at all levels because data continues to grow in size and significance. Logging, storing, and evaluating data has become a big part of the business culture today. In order to produce rich, helpful financial reports for an analysis of a company’s opportunities and challenges, you will have to routinely store, access, and manage your data. Because of this reality, you might feel overwhelmed your technology options for storing your data. You have a few options, but they vary in functionality, and one might be better for your company than another, depending on what analysis goals you are trying to achieve. This article will explore data warehouse and OLAP cube based reporting.