Key Performance Indicators ('KPIs') are an excellent start to defining a Strategy for Business Intelligence ('BI').
This Section discusses a POC for a KPI-based approach to BI.
It discusses 'What we need to develop so that we can go to market quickly'
The answer is a Generic Data Architecture that is shown on the left.
This includes Data Sources, an Integrated Data Platform, ETL, DWH and a BI Front-end.
'Generic catalog' that will be used to generate standard reports to visualize charts,
gauges and BSC that are incorporated in the Frontend.
We are developing a Pilot for our 'Anglo-Swiss Consulting Company'.
We can look at implemenintg it in SAS and/or Oracle and/or Open Source.
Then we can make it available to a variety of companies offering Professional Services - either in one country ot multiple countries.
Step 1. Obtain the views of senior management.
Step 2. Agree first draft KPIs with appropriate Stakeholders
Step 3. Make sure tha required data is available to produce the nominated KPIs
Step 4. Check the Quality of the Data
Step 5. Produce first draft KPI values
Step 6. Repeat earlier Steps until User requirements are met.
Step 7. Stabilise the situation at this point.
Step 8. Build on the stable foundation.