Business Intelligence tools are well known for their advantages and benefits that they bring to the company. But this is not the end of the story. On the other hand, BI implementation also introduces certain challenges and risks. In this blog, we will discuss the probable barriers you might face while implementing your Business Intelligence (BI) solution across organization.
- Understanding your Business Needs–
Before planning for a BI implementation, you should have a very clear idea about certain things. Shockingly, one of the greatest difficulties organizations face while implementing a BI solution is they do not analyze themselves and are not quite clear of their internal needs.
Are you in control of the bottom line expenses of your organization to make it profitable? Have you already planned from different dimensions how to handle the rapid growth of your company through right strategy and decision? How do you ensure deadlines are met with quality? How do you keep track of stock movement or resource requirement in your organization?
You should have answers well thought for these types of questions before purchasing and implementing your BI solution across company as that would call for a Change Management. Your BI solution ought to be able to help you to have full control on your data and information to create right strategy and execute them on time. Comprehend your needs and this internal analysis will enable you to understand the gap and fit the BI solution precisely in that way to fill this gap and make your business agile.
- Scalability and Data Issue
After an organization understands its need to build up a framework for its BI to run in the way expected, it has to find out if the chosen BI solution can handle the booming client base, the expanding data volumes, different entity dimensions that may arise in future and also integration with new data sources successfully. Numerous organizations have implemented BI solutions, but have failed to take the real advantage of data analysis from these business intelligence solutions because either the BI solution which was implemented earlier could not scale to the new growth dimension of the organization or the data quality was poor or the data control and integration of sources were not properly handled.
- Implementation of Business Intelligence solution also calls for a cultural change in the organization
How would you empower cross organization cooperation? How would you interface and connect with business supports? How would you set up and safeguard your best resources? How would you decide the correct groups and put them into places?
The top management should be able to introspect these questions and analyze if the organization is ready for the change a BI implementation would bring along with it as it would have cross cultural impact within the organization at different roles and in different levels.
Keeping in mind these BI usage challenges, comprehend what are the requirements of your company and build up the framework for a successful BI implementation accordingly keeping in mind the key objectives before taking such a major step. After-check also plays an important role post implementation, as this procedure will empower you to recognize the constraints in your BI execution and at the end, figure out how to overcome them.