Aligning BI initiatives with the corporate strategy will probably not prove to be an easy task. It’s like trying to hit a moving target using an off-target sight. However, companies should consider ways to make the process easier. To start, take frank looks at which BI systems work and which don’t, in your present information-needs environment. Bringing the appropriate resources to the task and using a collaborative approach to getting the job done will also help. In the end, though, it will still take a lot of work and difficult decisions. Just rest assured that the end result will likely be well worth the effort.
That is something to look forward, given the great performance of BO’s recent BO XI suite of tools. Their Q2 2007 results had 23% surge in total revenue and as they go adding more tools to their umbrella, it should be a welcomed by their customers.
Business Objects EPM applications will now be fully integrated onto the BusinessObjects™ XI platform, and built around the Integrated Data Model (IDM) as the cornerstone for Enterprise Performance Management. Integrating the suite of products onto the IDM provides a complete closed-loop solution which allows managers to better control their business and optimize its performance. The IDM links all finance, compliance and performance management processes and data in a single solution, reducing overall management cycle times, the costs associated with compliance, and drives greater accuracy into the financial reporting and planning process.