Is your team and management frustrated by time wasted on manual reports? Are departments operating in silos, unable to produce consistently accurate data? Investing in a long-term business intelligence (BI) strategy can help your organization save time, money, and gain valuable insights. Developing a thorough BI roadmap consisting of a data management platform, analytical tools, and data governance that are uniform across the enterprise will drastically reduce manual processes and produce more accurate and insightful reporting.
Governance Leads to Adoption
Data Stewards Hold the Key
An ideal data steward would have an in-depth understanding of the system and the business processes around it, as well as an in-depth understanding of how their data impacts downstream systems and reporting tools. Document the specific responsibilities of each system’s data stewards and hold them accountable for fulfilling those responsibilities by reviewing data quality and actions taken toward improving it.
The Result: Empowerment Through Data Literacy
Implementing a BI strategy and modern data management and analytical tools will allow teams to consume more insightful and timely reports. These investments will also enable business users and analysts to produce reporting and analytics in a self-service manner, reducing IT overhead and bottlenecks. With appropriate preparation and governance of the data model, and with adequate training, empowering data consumers with self-service reporting capabilities will begin to foster a data-driven culture.
Craig Dougherty is Director of Consulting Services for Avaap’s business intelligence and analytics practice. Craig is an experienced leader in developing solutions that create efficiencies and provide meaningful insights for organizations across industries.
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