Where do you stand with your Business Intelligence/Data Warehouse Roadmap?

Do you ever wonder how your business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) environment compares to other companies and what steps you should be taking to progress your analytics platform? Do you hope your current environment will meet your future needs? Are your business users getting the most out of your BI implementation? Do you have the feeling that your BI system is not giving you the expected ROI? Is your BI implementation experiencing challenges with being able to handle performance requests on time? At AppsTek, we help clients with conducting an unbiased, unfiltered, comprehensive Business Intelligence Assessment against four areas:

The User Perspective
User autonomy (independence), availability of data and analytics, training and support.

The Organizational Perspective
Funding, project standardization, functional roles, ROI and overall approach to learning.

The Technical Perspective
BI/decision support technology, analytic capabilities, architecture practice, and data acquisition and integration.

The Data Perspective
Gauging data coverage, acquisition, integration, quality and management, as well as logical and semantic data modeling, data governance and stewardship.

Let AppsTek  help you solve these challenges by evaluating your BI environment.

Successful Business Intelligence Needs a Good Strategy

BI and analytics strategy empowers your workforce, giving them the right information at the right time and enables them to make good decisionsA good analytics strategy not only addresses the information needs of your entire organization, it also aligns IT and business.

Higher revenue per employee when a thorough understanding of business and technical requirements for BI is in place.

Reduction in BI expenditures when multiple BI tools are consolidated into a standardized enterprise-wide portfolio

Lower BI expenditures (as % of IT spend)when they have a formal BI organization/competency center in place

AppsTek offers 2 pre-defined approaches to enable our clients with a quick understanding of where they stack:

Rapid Approach

Tech Check

  •  Is your BI platform reliable?
  •  Servers properly sized and scaled?
  •  Is your BI platform using the correct environments?
  • Is your BI security model lining up with your corporate security standards? 

Business Blue Print

  •  Are you covering all information needs?
  • Are your users using the right tools?
  • Is Custom development needed for Business Needs
  • Are there new tools on the market that are more suitable for your organization?

Final output of Rapid Approach will be a document covering

  • Current Architecture and Integration approach
  • Server Sizing approach
  • Content and Security
  • Issues and Challenges
  • Right tool approach for Business Needs
  • Proposed Architecture
  • BI Tools Functional Approach
  • BI Strategy Document

Duration:  2-3 Weeks

Depending on environment – typical cost is under $15,000

Detail Approach

 Tech Check

  •  Is your BI platform reliable? Servers properly sized and scaled?
  •  Is your BI platform using the correct environments?
  •  Is your BI security model lining up with your corporate security standards? 

Business Blue Print

  • Are you covering all information needs?
  • Are your users using the right tools?
  • Is Custom development needed for the Business Needs?
  • Are there new tools on the market that are more suitable for your organization? 

Functional Overview

  • Data Model Optimized
  • Overview of Meta Data
  • Is your BI Environment solving all your Reporting Needs?
  • Is BI Security Implemented as per BI best practices Standards?

Project Approach

  • BI Road Map Vision
  • EDW Road map Vision
  • Resource Planning for BI projects

Final output of Detail Approach will be a document covering

  • Current Architecture and Integration approach
  • Server Sizing approach
  • Content and Security
  • Issues and Challenges
  • Right tool approach for Business Needs
  • Future State Architecture Definition
  • BI Tools Functional Approach
  • BI Strategy Document
  • BI Standard Documents
  • BI & EDW Roadmap Documents
  • Project Approach Document
  • Migration Plan

Duration:  6-7 Weeks

Depending on environment – typical cost is under $30,000