How many BI & Analytics tools are there across your organisation? The more there are the likelier you have fallen into the trap of not having an effective strategy.
A strategy that involves all the stakeholders in gaining the right insights to make and execute better decisions.
When BI & Analytics sit in a bubble of their own operational and business users are one or more steps removed from the task in hand. That makes it more difficult to use information and users tend to disregard it.
The answer?- Embed analytics and BI in the core applications and platforms of the organisation. That means the analytics will share the same data as the apps and be as relevant as those apps.
More than that they are embedded in workflows- in the key tasks and activities users have to achieve for success.
To find out more see BI context and desired outcomes.
Then follow the link to the interview with Wayne Eckerson below.
I rarely see teams take an inventory of who is doing business intelligence of same shape or form anywhere in the company. If you don’t know who the players are, it’s difficult to formulate a strategy. I think it’s imperative that BI leaders understand who their competition is – the people building renegade reporting systems and data silos – and strive to work with them in a cooperative manner. BI leaders need to oversee a virtual, grassroots team comprised of corporate BI professionals as well as data analysts and scientists and their managers in the business units.