How do you define the people in your BI competency center? Do they know everything from A to Z on BI? From operations and ETL developers to BI analytics? Are they trained and on top of all new developments in the BICC? Do you know who to turn to when you can't make any sense of your data? Are you aware of the possibilities awaiting you in the next breakthrough BI release?
Adastra has been a market leader in building data warehouses for over 13 years. Isn't it time to let us share our experience and know-how with you?
A data warehouse is never finished, nor entirely polished. With data
constantly entering it, structures and content are in a state of flux, yet it
must duly respond to every development in the organization.
A BICC controls change and moves data so it flows seamlessly in the process and everyone knows exactly what the data warehouse holds. The aim of BI Competency is to create a long-term, sustainable data warehouse which adheres to the path chosen and adopted by a specific, far-sighted corporate strategy. It does so much more than trivial things like keeping an eye on the names of reports and the color of graphics. The focus in on key strategic decisions and where your BI will be in one, two or five years' time. Are you building an ODS? Do you plan on using a Hadoop Distributed File System to process big data? Which business campaign are you rolling out next summer and is your BI infrastructure ready?
Proper BICC has to consider these questions, make adjustments based on the corporate BI roadmap, and inform sponsors, so that, based on business requirements, it gains a sufficient budget for BI management. Costs management, training people, the defining and monitoring of standards and governance are necessary to sustain the continued development of BI.
Your BICC project can commence quickly. Adastra requires only a few days to create an audit of the current state of your BI, define requirements and run a BICC template according to the demands of your field of business. Small organizations may require only two people to maintain the BICC, larger companies may need as many as eight. Adastra will be happy to assist you in choosing these people and defining their roles, in addition to setting up an action plan for the first six months of operations.
Adastra carried out a complete Data Warehouse Audit for a bank ranked amongst the top ten most reliable banks in the Russian Federation. Results of the project, presented to the bank's management and board, are inputs for strategic planning in the DWH/BI area. Strategies for Data Governance were an essential part of our delivery.