Are You Satisfied With Your Business Intelligence Solution?
by Christian Ofori-Boateng on Dec 19, 2019 9:50:00 AM
Are you satisfied with your business intelligence strategy and solutions? What would you like to change to satisfy your users more? Data analysis is more prevalent today than it ever was. Therefore, it is also essential to have the right tools and software in place for your business analysts. This will enable them to cater to the demands of various users.
Communication is Key
Your business users and analysts should have open communication about their needs and requirements. It will be essential to providing useful BI solutions to your users. If the requestor doesn’t communicate his needs or his needs are misinterpreted, it could result in wrong solutions that don’t help your business.
Do You Have Appropriate Tools?
From strategy to software, everything is essential when you are implementing business intelligence solutions in your company. Ask questions such as - is the software scalable for my needs? Can the software help me implement all the features that my users need? Can the software help me with integrating data from various sources? These answers will help formulate a solid strategy for your corporation.
Is Your Data Relevant?
How much data do you need, and is it easily accessible? The last thing you want is to collect unnecessary data or to analyze data that you have no use for. You should sort all these issues out during your BI strategy phase so that your BI implementation is to the point and useful for your employees and customers.
Are You Spending Adequate Time on Your BI Strategy?
Don't rush into implementing a business intelligence solution in your organization. Take your time to research and brainstorm to form a solid strategy before implementation. Everyone in your organization can leverage an affordable, agile business intelligence tool. If self-service tools are what your organization needs, then go for it. If advanced features are what you need, then you should follow that route.
Are You Automating Enough?
Last but not least, do ensure that you are not wasting time and resources on manual tasks. There are plenty of BI tools that can help you automate a number of your tasks. You would need a fair amount of automation in a large enterprise where various users have different requirements. Additionally, make sure that all your reports and dashboards are accessible on all devices, including mobile devices.
If all your employees are getting the reports they want, your organization will benefit from your business intelligence solution. Take your time to choose the right tools and techniques and build powerful dashboards and reports for your business to flourish.