With 2010 upon, it is an opportune time to reflect on the success of your BI strategies, consider where you want to take your company in the coming months and years and what BI strategies will take you there. The challenge with a BI strategy is that it isn’t a simple business process that can be optimized and let be. BI strategies evolve and are applied more intimately to industries and lines of business at all levels within an organization. Companies are wondering what are the best practices to keep up, to affect culture to empower the individuals.
And the BusinessObjects Community (BOC) team has been listening, we’ve begun working closely with core teams within SAP to build a BI best practicesarea on the BOC. Today is the start, to help point companies in the right direction. And not just for the BI leads, it is to go get many areas of IT and the business thinking about what it takes to accelerate the company’s ability to make better decision that affect performance. And of course BI strategies are only as good as the data provided so strategies do not end with tools, garbage in is garbage out, so ensuring your data is clean and trustworthy will demand a solid foundation of enterprise information management strategies as well.
The area will be BI tool agnostic, thus it isn’t intended to be a pitch for which vendors tools are the best, it is about helping companies increase their BI competency and put in place the right strategies to allow them to increase value out of both existing and new BI product licenses.
Please check out the initial phase of the BI Best Practices area. The first phase will focus on defining the scope of the strategy and factors to consider. There are already a lot of technical assets provides on SCN and moving forward other assets will arise within the community, directly targeted at information knowledge workers to help accelerate their individual BI competency and effective decision making.
If you are eager to get started, then I recommend some background reading; some great content about BI Maturity has been provided fromTDWI.
Another great article
Have a Happy New Year and warm wishes for 2010