Accelerate Success

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Maximize return on your BI and Analytics investment.

Why do 97% of BI Masters have a BI & Analytics CoE?

A BI & Analytics Center of Excellence delivers

Executive
Visibility

Business
Agility

IT
Speed

IT Efficiency & Business Effectiveness

Choose your Line of Business

Focus

Advise & Consult & Education
Drive user adoption, enable self-service


Enterprise Architecture
Shared standardized architecture & software


Communication & Evangelism
Communication & Recognition of Success


Data Governance Alignment
Adherence to processes, policies, standards

Benefit

Improved productivity
Reduction of IT backlog


Reduced cost of ownership
Breaking down silos


IT investments deliver on Business Value
Business Buy-In


Improved trust in the data
Audit, Compliance, Mitigate Risks

Result

Higher acceptance and results of BI & Analytic programs. Less IT spend


Less cost and  less spend
on BI and Analytic programs


Business and IT are accountable for results and success and recognized for such


Faster delivered projects
Higher quality at less cost

Focus

Business Strategy Alignment
Drives Roadmap, consensus on priorities

Best Practices, Advise & Consult, Education
Self-Service with confidence and knowledge

Data Governance Alignment
Drives information quality and stewardship

Community Services, Data Gov. Alignment
Drives information quality and stewardship



Benefit

Better alignment with strategy
Business & IT collaboration

Responsive to changing environment
Improved business management processes

Improved confidence in the data
Mitigate risks

Lowers cost of BI and Analytics delivery
Central responsible reporting org

Result

Better and faster decisions
Mature from responsible to accountable

Better measureable results
Less reliance on IT

Clearer accountability for business results
Aligns execution

Frees business to concentrate on Analysis
Higher effective campaigns

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Why do BI and Analytics Leaders have a CoE?

IT & LOB
Alignment

The cooperation between IT and Business users is much stronger in companies with an established BI & Analytics CoE

User
Adoption

Every department has a higher usage of BI and Analytics software when a BI & Analytics CoE is part of the organization

Business
Value

Companies with BI & Analytics CoE's outperformed those without in every single measured category


Other factors inhibiting BI and Analytics Excellence

Culture    

Lack of senior management commitment

Low trust in the data

Resistance to change

Communication gap between IT and LOBs

Lack of accountability for KPI's

Data ownership conflicts

People

Competing priorities, silos of activity

Pockets of expertise that are not well leveraged

Business demand exceeds IT supply

IT as a bottleneck

Lack of time, budget, resources - no business case

Lack of training and skills

No awareness of success in solving business pains

Lack of demonstrated ROI 

Process

Projects not aligned with goals & strategy

Disconnected business management processes

Data quality is not improving

Compliance issues, governance, risk

Best practices not shared, accessible

Missed deadlines, missed requirements

No/poor/inconsistent methodologies & standards

Lack of adequate help desk support

Data & Technology

Silos of data, poor integration

Structured data vs. unstructured data

Response times do not meet expectations

Many different tools, expensive to support & license

Inconsistent metadata, data definitions, security

Perceived to be difficult to use, hard to learn

Silos

There are many kinds of silos.
They cost you TIME and MONEY.
A BI & Analytics CoE breaks down the organizational silos.

Organizational Barriers


A study showed the most common organizational barriers to BI success.
A BI & Analytics CoE overcomes these obstacles.

Lack of understanding how to use BI and Analytics to improve the business

34%

Lack of management bandwidth due to competing priorities

28%

Lack of skills internally in the line of business

24%

Culture does not encourage sharing of information

Lack of executive sponsorship

Self-Service with confidence accelerates adoption. Adoption maximizes your ROI.

In these complex and quickly changing economic and technological times, we understand the importance of success to customers, both internal and external, and the cost and time to achieve this success. A customer-centric BI & Analytics Center of Excellence is the quickest vehicle that industry leaders leverage. 
Let us show you how.

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