Common Mistakes in Business Intelligence Strategy

A good BI strategy is the key to a successful implementation, helping to maximize return on IT investment. How do you know if your BI strategy has defects? Below are telltale signs – how many of these apply to your business?

1. BI system not seen as relevant. 

This often specifies a lack of discussion across the organization. This results in a lack of buy-in and potential users do not see what the BI system has to do with them. If the recipients of the system are not tangled in the design the system is unlikely to be successful when executed. The BI strategy, if it exists, does not include the necessity to widely consult internally.Working through Tableau can be frustrating and difficult, especially if you are new to the software so you must go for tableau training.

2. Seeking strategic advice from the vendor 

An over-dependence on the software vendor can lead to a clash of interest where the vendor seizes the chance to get what it wants (more sales) at the expense of what the organization needs (an appropriate use of the software).

3. Continuation of the past 

Doing things "as they have always been done" is the foe of a good BI implementation. It can all too often lead to challenges to cut budgets and often does lead to adoption of wrong decisions such as reporting from spreadsheets where what is needed is a fair appraisal of the available BI delivery tools.

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