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Business Intelligence Readiness Assessment

One of the first steps in any BI Program is an assessment of the enterprise readiness for business intelligence.

The assessment determines where the organization is currently on the Information Intelligence Lifecycle and outlines the appropriate steps needed to make BI work.

A BI Readiness Assessment helps an enterprise determine:

  1. Current Information - whether the organisation has all the information they need to manage their business
  2. Current Business Intelligence Capability - transforming existing data into knowledge.
  3. Current BI Applications - including decision support, ad hoc query and reporting, statistical analysis, forecasting, and data mining.
  4. Timeliness - how timely current information is
  5. Business Need - would having the right information at the right time be a competitive advantage for the organization.

A readiness assessment answers these questions and defines a high level roadmap to full Performance Management Capability. This includes:

  1. Review of the Information Intelligence Lifecycle
  2. User Groups Analysis
  3. Review of Current Systems
  4. KPI Review


Information Intelligence Lifecycle

  1. Gain a better understanding of your organization’s level of information maturity
  2. Discover how more advanced analysis tools fit into the current organization
  3. See how the Information Intelligence Lifecycle drives improvements in your operational systems.

User Groups Analysis

Define and understand how different types of users in your organization can leverage different types of information distribution methods such as reporting, ad hoc query and analysis, and dashboards

  1. Identify data use case scenarios
  2. Quantification of content consumption types
  3. System of Record Analysis
  4. Review existing operational systems to identify issues, problems and opportunities for collecting the appropriate data to drive better decisions


Systems Review

  1. General review of your operational systems environment
  2. Subject area integration analysis
  3. Definition of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)


Review of KPIs

  1. Identify your top 5 KPIs
  2. Recommendations for making BI work for you


Assessment Of BI Readiness Outcome

The outcome of this readiness assessment is an 8-10 page consultant’s report summarizing where the enterprise is today, where it could be, and how to get there.

This also includes recommendations on improvements in operational systems and analysis of appropriate next steps to move the organization toward better use of your information.


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