Best Practices in BI: Questions CEOs Should Ask Before Investing in BI

No single organizational initiative which warrants preparation, planning and strategy more than its decision to invest in a Business Intelligence (BI) Program.  Many organizations make BI one of their priorities because of the organization’s leadership direction.  From a strategic perspective, information remains as one of the most valuable assets to an organization.  True organizational responsiveness begins with an alignment of organizational strategy to a BI program.  Information must be factual, timely and relevant, thus ultimately solving a business problem or allow an action to be taken.  A holistic view of the organization is critical.  The promise of gaining valuable business insight thru Business Intelligence Programs remains one of the last frontiers for organizations to gain competitive advantage.