Executive Resources

The Road to BI Success

Source: IDC
Organizations are increasingly focused on business intelligence (BI) and analytics projects that help reduce costs or retain customers. But justifying the high cost of BI software will be challenging unless short-term benefits can be directly correlated with the investment and these projects can be executed within the long-term strategic plan of the company. Know the questions you need to pose for a successful BI strategy.

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