BI Health-Checks, Benchmarks, and Audits

"Our research indicates BI is an area where the disciplines of auditing and benchmarking are not frequently applied and if they are, they are often very technical in scope."

"The services outlined encompass both the technical and business aspects of the BI operation with the ability to adjust the focus according to client requirements."

We will work with you to measure and quantify the status and direction of your BI estate. We will utilise BI Exploitation Best Practice to analyse and measure where the strengths and weaknesses in your current infrastructure and processes lie.

The scope will cover both the business and technological elements of BI.

We aim to help you answer the following questions:

  • What are our strengths?
  • What are our weaknesses?
  • How do we compare against best practice?
  • How do we compare against our peers/competitors?
  • Where are the gaps in our processes?
  • Looking forward, what are the key risks we should be considering?
  • What are the differences between functions and geographies using BI?
  • Do we have pockets of good or poor practice?
  • How is BI perceived across the organisation?
  • What are the key areas we should be focusing on?
  • What actions should we be taking?
  • What are the priorities?
  • How do we socialise the changes proposed?
  • The deliverables will be in a business language and employ tools to quickly and clearly communicate the issues, implications and needs to key decision makers.

    Recommendations may result in both minor and major changes. The major changes may involve significant cross functional co-operation and some re-structuring. Some clients have chosen to confine the scope of their initial effort to a geography, division or BI service to enable a quick win and get a feel for the extent of the broader challenges they face.