Business Intelligence Strategy
Helping You Get From Point A to B (or Z)
Implementing a new business intelligence solution without the proper foundation in place is like setting out for a cross-country road trip in a vehicle overdue for an oil change and an outdated map. How you prepare for and navigate a trip – where to stay, what to see along the way and the best route for getting there – is equally as important as arriving safely to your destination.
CCG specializes in helping organizations of all sizes quickly and efficiently move to a fully focused, enterprise BI strategy. Our proven, scalable methodologies are designed to drive you from point A to B and beyond by transforming your data into actionable information that improves tactical and strategic decision-making.
- Strategy Development
- Current State Assessment and Roadmap
- IT Alignment and Tool Selection
Location Destination(s): Where Do You Want to Go?
You wouldn’t embark on a journey without a destination unless you had unlimited time and budget. The same philosophy holds true for BI implementations. Reports, scorecards, dashboards and other analytics are the ultimate goal of any BI initiative, but the process must begin with a well-developed foundation. Gaining a clear understanding of where your organization is headed is vital to helping you chart a course for arriving there.
Our team of seasoned consultants is dedicated to bridging the gap between IT and the business to assist you in pinpointing the challenges that are minimizing – or even hiding – the true value of your information systems. CCG will work with you to successfully identify and model answers to the questions that need to be mined from your data.
Whether your BI project is focused on a specific line of business or is enterprise-wide in scale, we will partner with stakeholders across all levels of your organization to develop a clearly communicated strategic plan that will be delivered on time, on budget and with exceptional quality.
Assessment and Roadmap
The Plan: How to Get from Point A to B (or Z)
Road construction and mismarked exits inevitability cause delays and frustrations. Like traveling with an outdated map, BI solutions often fail due to a lack of insight into how they should work within the organization. BI is more than just another application for IT to support; it must be viewed as a strategic movement toward greater operational efficiencies and profitability. CCG approaches every engagement with a distinctive blend of “Big Five” pedigree business acumen and technical “geek speak.” Our focus is on developing a common language between the two in order to build a comprehensive, cohesive plan.
We believe there is a difference between an analysis that scrutinizes and potentially limits your business and an assessment that works to understand and improve it. Our methodology includes a deep-dive discovery into your current- and future-state IT infrastructure and business processes, a functional and technical gap analysis, as well as recommendations and deliverables to help you progress to the next level of BI maturity. The result is a comprehensive BI roadmap with a list of project opportunities that resolve your existing technology challenges while achieving your business objectives.
IT Alignment and Tool Selection
The Approach: Which Vehicle Will You Take?
Traveling in a sedan versus an SUV depends on the number of passengers, the amount of luggage and your particular driving style. CCG’s role as your BI partner is to support your goals and vision, not the other way around. That is why our BI Strategy services were designed to provide your organization with an objective, vendor-agnostic approach to selecting the best-of-breed technologies available on the market.
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all BI solution. While features and “bells and whistles” are undoubtedly important to the life of a BI initiative, successful user adoption and desired results ultimately depend on the product’s ability to meet your unique business requirements and the long-term support capabilities of your IT organization.
Our goal is to help your organization select and implement the right BI tool that is thoughtfully aligned to your current applications, resources, hardware and competencies – with the lowest total cost of ownership. CCG leverages deep expertise with several market-leading BI packages including SAP, Microsoft and Oracle, and we are committed to providing you with highly skilled consultants who have direct experience working across various industries to deploy these solutions.
From strategy and roadmap development to IT alignment and tool selection, CCG is positioned to implement and support a customized BI solution that drives your organization to achieve maximum visibility and ROI.