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Leadership and Management, Business Analytics

W6A Managing and Evaluating Your BI Tool PortfolioUPDATED!

November 14th, 2012

8:00 am - 11:15 am

Prerequisite: This course assumes knowledge of DW fundamentals and basic BI concepts.

As the face for the data warehouse, the BI tool is the most important component to business users. Select a great tool that facilitates insights, and users will embrace business intelligence. Fail to manage your BI tool portfolio, and you will waste money, frustrate users, and never achieve the full potential of self-service BI.

Understanding strategic and functional differences between solutions from “Big 4” and BI pure-plays is critical to developing a successful BI tool strategy. This course will highlight recent events and what they mean for BI buyers. The course includes a discussion of standardization approaches and how to position particular BI tool modules. You will review a methodology for making better BI investments and evaluating core features of a BI platform. Specific product examples are interwoven for illustrative purposes.

You Will Learn

  • An overview of the business intelligence market and vendors’ positions
  • How to manage your BI tool portfolio
  • A framework for evaluating business intelligence vendors and suites
  • Functional differences between leading BI suites

Geared To

  • Project sponsors and BI directors; business analysts; BI application owners