3 tips to prep your business for a strong BI future
Did you know that Business Intelligence (BI) is expected to become highly automated and leveraged in the future, with fewer data limitations? Being able to benefit from this growth as a company is therefore becoming crucial in order to remain competitive. But how do you get started? As part of our innovation story Tomorrow Starts Today, we sat down with our BI Analyst Salar Rabbani, who offers you three tips on how to build a strong BI future.
1. Become more data-driven by incorporating BI dashboards into your organisation
The Business Intelligence sector has experienced exponential growth in recent years. And this trend is expected to sustain. Today's business leaders are aware that data is a precious resource that should be managed wisely to ensure the smooth functioning of their organisations. To help them make decisions, they need strong data analytics tools to gather insights and drive improved decision-making.
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Your team needs to be data-driven if you want to maximise the benefits of Data Analytics in an existing or recently deployed BI dashboard. In order to do so, adopting a data culture and having well-defined objectives are crucial. Focus on your BI dashboard usage strategy.
2. Appoint a Data Champion and Ambassador in each department to enable Self-Service BI
The number of employees relying on data will increase due to the increasing number of Business Intelligence breakthroughs. According to current BI trends, BI software will become more user-friendly in the future, allowing even non-technical professionals to rely on data insights in their daily tasks. This demonstrates the growing trend in self-service BI.
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Involving the entire team in Business Intelligence will become your foundation of both top-down and bottom-up data activities. Dashboards will have to be used at presentations as well as in internal communications by your management. Likewise, your various departments will have to incorporate the use of data into routine daily activities. Appointing a Data Champion (Analyst*) and a Data Ambassador (Key Business User) in each team will in fact become paramount, so that each of your departments can commit to integrating Business Intelligence and promoting it to others.
3. Invest in your employees to become more data-driven
As the industry develops, BI software will become more user-friendly. As a result of this industry growth, key users will become more knowledgeable. However, alongside these advances, business leaders must take responsibility for training their staff adequately.
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We cannot assume that everyone will be data-driven, although as an organisation you should nevertheless be offering knowledge on how to become data-driven. Besides technical training, your staff should also be able to raise awareness of concrete data business goals and on how the programme can assist them.
*What’s a BI Analyst?
As a BI Analyst, Salar provides our customers with data insights that they can hardly foresee themselves. After all, it can be quite challenging to know exactly what can be visualised from it and what cannot. That is why as a BI Analyst, he offers the necessary expertise.
Curious about the added value of having a BI Analyst in your company? Read the full article Life as ... a BI Analyst here.
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