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Write-back is the ability to update source systems, such as databases, to maintain systems of record while staying within the context of a BI application. This is essential to the concept of embedded BI.

With support for database write-backs and the ability to initiate backend processes from within the analytic content, end-users can update source systems directly in the same context as their analysis. A good BI application will enable these data updates in a secure and managed way.