There are many components of a BI Strategy.  Let us start with a table of contents as a guideline.

       EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.    Introduction and Purpose

1.1    Purpose

2.    Reporting Gaps and Risks

3.    BI Vision

3.1    Target Audience

3.1.1    Global Business Intelligence

3.1.2    Country Specific Business Intelligence

3.1.3    Operational Business Intelligence (Integration/Staging Layer)

3.1.4    External Business Intelligence (Extended Enterprise)

3.2    BI Components

3.2.1    Architecture components

3.2.1.1    Delivery

3.2.1.2    Data Warehousing Layers

3.2.1.3    Operational Layer

3.2.1.4    Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL)

3.2.1.5    Master Data Reporting

3.2.1.6    Federated Architecture

3.2.2    Support Organization (BI COE)

3.3    Goals

3.3.1    Governance

3.3.2    Tools

3.3.3    Data Modeling/Data Flows

3.3.4    Business Intelligence Organization (BI COE)

3.3.5    Principles for BI Design/Build Initiatives

4.    Conceptual Architecture and System Landscape

4.1    Business Intelligence Data Architecture

4.1.1    As-is

4.1.2    To-be

4.1.2.1    Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW)

4.1.2.2    Design Guidelines

4.1.3    Interim Architecture

4.1.3.1    Co-existence

4.1.3.2    Interim Solution Risks

4.2    Design Template and Global Data Structure

4.2.1    Application Design Template

4.2.2    Master Data Considerations

4.2.2.1    The Issue

4.2.2.2    The Challenge

4.2.2.3    The BI Design

4.2.3    Near-Real Time reporting / Zero Latency

4.2.3.1    Load Strategy

4.3    SAP BI Accelerator

5.    Front-End Reporting and BOBJ Architecture

5.1    Building Cameron’s Frontend Reporting Strategy

5.1.1    Tool Selection Matrix

5.1.2    Portal Reporting Integration Scenarios

5.1.3    Build Reports integrating SAP and Non-SAP data

5.1.4    Design Challenges and Mitigations

5.1.5    Report Broadcasting and Publishing

6.    Business Intelligence Implementation Guidelines

6.1    Process

6.1.1    Overview

6.1.2    Detailed Implementation Process

6.1.3    Deliverables and Methodology

6.1.3.1    Business Intelligence Work Plan Template

6.1.4    Other Considerations

6.1.4.1    BI Security and Authorization Model

6.1.4.2    Challenges of a Central BI Instance

7.    Enterprise Center of Excellence (COE)

7.1    Overview

7.1.1    BI COE Functions

7.1.2    Roles and Responsibilities

7.2    Implementation – Six Step Approach

7.3    Benefits

7.4    Summary

8.    Appendix A: Reporting Scope by Functional Area

8.1    Aftermarket

8.2    Commercial Sales

8.3    Engineering

8.4    Finance Managerial Reporting

8.5    Finance Financial Reporting

8.6    HR

8.7    Manufacturing

8.8    Project Management

8.9    Quality

8.10   Supply Chain

9.    Appendix B: Definitions, Acronyms, and Abbreviations

10.    Appendix C: Roles and Responsibilities

11.    Appendix D: BusinessObjects Product Suite

12.    Appendix E:  BI Naming Standards and Conventions

13.    Appendix F: Data Modeling

13.1    Data Modelling Standards and Guiding Principles

13.2    Naming convention and Standards

13.3    Data Mining

13.4    Enterprise Performance Management Solution

13.5    Meta Data Management

13.6    Standard SAP BI Content

13.7    BI Data Aging and Archiving

13.8    Data Integrity Checks and Reconciliation Layer

13.9    Workbench Maintenance Tasks

14.    Appendix G: BI System Landscape

14.1    Production and Disaster Recovery

14.2    Quality or UAT

14.3    Development

14.4    Sandbox

14.5    Transport Path

15.    Appendix H: Best Practices and Guidelines for Reporting Tools

15.1    Universe Design

15.2    OLAP BAPI Performance

15.3    Security

15.4    Web Intelligence

15.5    Report Design

15.6    Crystal Reports

15.7    Explorer

15.8    Dashboard Designer

Part 2 explores the development of an Executive Summary .

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