This paper provides insight into the top four worst practices for business intelligence. It also provides guidance on how to avoid or overcome worst practices in order to tap into the true power of BI.
In tracking mediocre results, and even failure, in the implementation of BI software over the years, many common threads, or “worst practices,” can be found. The top-four worst practices for BI include:
Assuming the average business user has the know-how or the time to use BI tools
Allowing Excel to become the default BI “platform”
Assuming a data warehouse will solve all information access and delivery requirements
Selecting a BI tool without a specific business need
By reading this paper, you will have a solid understanding of how to avoid BI failure and achieve success with your BI initiatives.