Rolling out a business intelligence tool in any company, especially an enterprise organization, comes with risks that have the potential to damage the company’s reputation or affect day-to-day operations.
Big-picture thinking, problem-solving, and up-front planning are key to effective adoption, as well as bringing trust and peace-of-mind to all stakeholders.
Below are the basics to keep in mind when rolling out a business intelligence tool in your organization.
The first steps in the all-important discovery and analysis phase are:
Some of the most critical elements of an enterprise BI rollout include:
Understanding how data is shared, the impact of various roles, how users can easily share what they author, and how external users can consume content securely is the tip of the iceberg.
Architecting continuous integration and delivery mode for any BI tool is key in ensuring that the content that is shared is production-ready and properly vetted before release.
Simulating peak loads of usage for your environment before the release will determine if the setup is ready to sustain a real-life usage with no downtime and offer a great experience to the end-user.
This is a 3-part series on best practices for rolling out a business intelligence tool. Next time, we’ll discuss details around monitoring and adoption.
In the meantime, you might like to check out the Top 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Business Intelligence.