Strategically Approach your Business Intelligence Initiatives

A robust Business Intelligence (BI) solution enables organizations to make faster and better informed decisions, uncover trends and predict future ones, and provide visibility into the status and health of the organization.  However, as the type and number of BI solutions has grown, so too has the complexity of BI projects.

Opportunities for Success

Based on our work with companies in delivering BI solutions for the past several years, we have found that there are many opportunities to avoid making costly mistakes.  We have also learned how to help you get the most out of your BI solution.  While the needs and BI maturity of every organization is unique, taking a pragmatic approach ensures that all of the most critical pieces of the project are addressed.  We specifically focus on five key areas:

  1.  Defining the business problems you are trying to solve
  2.  Involving end users in each stage of the process
  3.  Choosing a solution that meets your current and future needs
  4.  Empowering your mobile workforce
  5.  Agile solution development

At Peters & Associates, we like to start with an overall assessment process.  This process enables us to ensure we are collaboratively exploring all of the requirements and options to support the long and short term BI strategy for organizations.  As a result, this helps create strategic framework for implementation that acts as a roadmap for success!

If you would like to learn more about strategic approaches to Business Intelligence solutions, please email me directly at!

By |2018-12-18T11:04:52-05:00November 9th, 2016|Business Intelligence, Collaboration|Comments Off on Strategically Approach your Business Intelligence Initiatives

About the Author:

Rachael Narel, PhD, CISA is a Solution Strategist at Peters & Associates focused on partnering with clients to understand business vision, goals, and challenges, and aligning solutions and technology to help immediately and in the future. She has spent over 17 years in the IT and Software fields having experience in virtually every functional area of an organization through both team and leadership roles. Her diverse background includes organization development, change management, strategic planning and process improvement, product management and marketing, new product development, and customer service, sales and support. Narel holds a PhD in Organization Development and a Master of Science in Management and Organization Behavior from Benedictine University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biology from Saint Xavier University.