What this means is to consider making the Business Intelligence applications available from a common source such as an enterprise wide intranet. This would be a system that is strictly internal and can only be accessed from within the organization.
Designating areas through out your facility where employees can access the information provided by the system. This will also enable each employee to keep a close watch on productivity and financial issues related to their specific line of work, giving them the information they need to make decisions that relate to their line of work. It will also allow for quick access for executives and managers if they are away from their station and need to look over the data concerning a problem area in order to make on the spot changes and decisions.
Teach all employees who will need to have access to the Business Intelligence system how it works and what each thing means. Always make sure that every person who will be working with any of the Business Intelligence software is comfortable with it and understands how it operates. They will need to be able to read the data or information from charts, graphs, or even tables, it is sometimes helpful to bring in a professional to coach employees and offer training sessions until you are comfortable that they can operate the systems without any major issues.
Create an area where professionals can come together and communicate thoughts and ideas. This area could be no more then a room with comfortable seating and a few computers. It would be a place where the organization’s employees can meet on a common ground.
This would be an area where IT and users can share best practices, align business objectives and departmental priorities with Business Intelligence technology and drive for more strategic use of the Business Intelligence system’s software your organization puts to use.
Allowing each participant enough time to make suggestions about the tools and applications being used or the way in which each is used until they come to a decision that will best benefit everyone involved. Also this will enable them to ask questions and receive more hands on training with tools or software they are not completely comfortable with or even new software being introduced to the system.
Business Intelligence systems offer tools that can take your organization to the next level of data analysis and processing as long as the operators are fully aware of how the system works. Investing in a new Business Intelligence system can be the start of a more successful era for your company, bringing it into competition with other organizations of the like and possibly even pushing your business into being one of the leading organizations of its kind.
Even so this is only possible if the Business Intelligence system’s software and applications are used correctly to maximize the benefit your organization can receive from them. Be sure to investigate all of possible pros and cons of investing in a Business Intelligence system. As all business decisions pertaining to Business Intelligence should be thoroughly considered. Keep cost and benefit in mind to ensure your organization is financially stable enough to invest into any type of Business Intelligence software and remember to look over your organization’s current information to assess your company’s needs.