Analytic Excellence: Transforming Decision Making
The value of BI lies ultimately in its ability to transform decision making. The best business outcomes arise from BI programs that deliver what users need to make fact-based, analytic, collaborative decisions (not just by giving them better access to data).
Analytic excellence requires initiatives that reduce the gap between BI producers, enablers and consumers. It also demands that BI teams embrace a portfolio of BI platform, performance management and discrete analytic technologies, in order to expand the use cases covered and their relevance to the decisions end users need to make. This approach means learning from what business teams are doing to meet their own requirements, figuring out what broader "information products" are most valuable and where BI solution architectures should integrate these deliverables.