Many BI environments are being consolidated and expanded in the face of greater requirements and expectations of users in the technical departments, and ever-increasing volumes of information. In recent years, we have conducted numerous BI strategy and BI road map projects at b.telligent, which served as the basis for our BI strategy framework.
In optimizing and/or introducing a BI system, we initially analyze the aspects listed below. At the same time, we identify the level of maturity of your organization and its BI solutions, and assess these across all sectors.
- Functional areas and company image
- Customers and service providers
- Organization & processes
- Methods & standards
- Applications & tools
Implementing this framework affects your organizational and strategic business processes – aimed at establishing a consistent BI system across your enterprise and setting up professional and technical standards. The BICC operates as an independent unit that directs measures to optimize processes across the entire enterprise. Another goal of the competence center is to centralize all BI projects, in order to facilitate the communication of best practices throughout the organization.
The right BICC for each organizational unit
A BICC can be integrated within your enterprise in two ways: as a centralized BICC that sets up its own team charged with executing BI relevant actions. The alternative is a virtual BICC with employees from various departments working in a matrix organization, who handle their own areas of responsibility and organization of the BICC. At b.telligent, we proactively direct the integration process to ensure it is executed successfully. Moreover, a centralized authorization process can be used to grant access to data/information and analyses to a defined circle of decision-makers within your enterprise.