NORTH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY UNION
Collecting, storing, merging and sorting enormous amounts of data have been a major challenge for software and hardware facilities. Increasing number of companies and institutions has solved and developed tools for saving and storing tables, documents or multimedia data. The paper is to present a preview of methods and tools for operating or business data analysis with regards to availability of final users. The objective of analytical methods and tools is obtaining necessary and useful information from collected data and consequently utilizing them for active control and decision making. The paper outlines an overview about contemporary state of art and trends in the field of data analysis.