Your Challenge

A significant number of organisations ranked business intelligence (BI) as IT’s top priority for 2014; however, an appetite for BI does not guarantee an initiative will be an automatic success.

In fact, less than 50% of organisations considered their BI initiatives to be a complete success. It is imperative that organisations take the time to craft a BI strategy that aligns with business goals and fosters end-user adoption.

What's Inside

Critical Insight into BI Strategy

Use a Top-Down Approach – Historically, BI has been successful at penetrating the operational and tactical levels, but hasn’t always reached the strategic level. Taking a top-down approach ensures key decision makers are immersed in BI.

Build a “Duct Tape” Prototype – Before committing to an expensive BI tool, use the resources you already have to prove the value of BI and build buy-in.

Work Backwards from the Decisions – Think about the actual decisions being made and build a tool that supports the decision maker.

Impact and Result

Run a low-cost BI pilot project with a senior executive to demonstrate the value of BI to other senior decision makers. The scope of the pilot project must be small and should focus on assisting a senior executive to make one or two major decisions.

Use metrics, surveys, and quotes to capture and communicate the results of the pilot to build buy-in and generate support for the enterprise deployment of BI.

Remedy any capability gaps and deficiencies before the enterprise deployment of BI.

Once senior executive needs have been met, begin accommodating requests from the tactical and operational levels.

Create a network of BI ambassadors across the organization to promote BI.

Guided Implementation

This guided implementation is a 15 call advisory programme with one of our subject matter experts.

Onsite Workshop

Onsite Workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our Project Workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a road map in place to complete your project successfully.

Info-Tech Partnership

Spaarks is the only UK partner of Info-Tech Research Group, the world’s fastest growing information technology research and advisory company.

Our partnership allows us to provide everything our clients need, from research and blueprints through to actionable tools and in-depth programmes, ensuring we deliver valuable and measurable results for your organisation. Find out more about how this partnership can help your business.