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  • Use our expertise to review
    your BI/DW requirements

    We have delivered a large number
    of BI and DW Reviews

  • We have been trusted to
    develop MI Strategy

    Some of the UK’s largest organisations
    use Anari’s expertise

  • We will develop a value driven
    roadmap for your organisation

    Because investment in BI/DW
    solutions should pay for themselves

  • Hosted or in-house,
    the choice is yours

    We offer both options depending
    upon your business needs

  • Use our expertise to review
    your BI/DW requirements

    We have delivered a large number
    of BI and DW Reviews

  • We have been trusted to
    develop MI Strategy

    Some of the UK’s largest organisations
    use Anari’s expertise

  • We will develop a value driven
    roadmap for your organisation

    Because investment in BI/DW
    solutions should pay for themselves

  • Hosted or in-house,
    the choice is yours

    We offer both options depending
    upon your business needs

Developing and delivering a BI strategy

In an ideal world, your in-house IT team would be fully abreast of what is possible in the realms of Management Information (MI), Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Warehousing (DW). They would know your company’s intelligence gaps and where the highest value information-based opportunities lie. They would have both the time and skills to develop and deliver a roadmap and plan to deliver any such business-critical solutions. 

Unfortunately few IT teams have both the time and the skills needed.

Using experts to facilitate development of a strategy is a good move. It gives an independent view of your existing capability and delivery, and will typically cover both business and technical landscapes. We can deliver an initial BI Review or a complete Strategy and Roadmap. The choice is yours. Either way you can trust our expertise to identify the areas where better intelligence can deliver real value to your business.

bi-strategy

Developing a BI strategy will typically comprise a number of activities. Our consultants can help you with any or all of these either on a bespoke basis or through either of our two packaged offerings – BI Review and MI Strategy. The next section will tell you more about these packages.

Business Intelligence Strategy

We have two packaged BI strategy offerings that can help companies wanting to identify the best ways to improve their business through better use of information:

  • BI Review – we can review your existing solutions, platforms, processes and teams
  • MI Strategy – we can also reach out to your key business areas to define a full strategy 

For more details on these packaged BI Strategy offerings please click on the tabs below.

Our two packaged BI strategy offerings differ in scope, but both deliver high-value benefits to your business.

Know how you are doing – our BI Review is the shorter of the two BI Strategy offerings, where we will assess your existing BI/DW landscape from both the technical and business perspectives. Our review will look at what works well, what doesn’t, and where the capability has gaps.  With that knowledge, a lot of our clients are able to take it from there and improve their capability independently.

Work out what to do next – our MI Strategy offering extends the technical and business reviews into the realm of information opportunity identification. We collect business requirements which could be satisfied by BI/DW solutions and develop a value-driven prioritised roadmap for the delivery of the most business critical applications. The key benefit to your organisation is that we bring both business and technical expertise together to build a practical plan of action that you can trust.

Our consultants bring a wealth of expertise to these two offerings. They have skills ranging from senior level business analysis, enterprise architecture and solution design to hands-on development, testing, deployment and support. They have carried out many successful engagements for customers as diverse as major airlines, insurance comparison companies and government agencies. You will be in safe hands if you choose Anari to support your BI Strategy development.

The key features of each BI Strategy offering are as follows:

BI Review – we will assess your existing IT and report/analysis capability looking from both the technical and business viewpoints. This will include engagement with key user communities and the IT teams responsible for delivery, in order to document current capability, assess whether there are any significant missed opportunities or mismatches in expectation versus delivery. The key output of the BI Review will be a BI Capability Assessment Report which benchmarks the existing BI/DW capability and delivery to the business impartially and with reference to other such organisation. Areas for improvement – both technology and people – will be highlighted, and recommendations made which would support the development of BI/DW capability.

We will map your current technical environment for BI delivery and identify any gaps. Our BI Review will deliver a series of practical recommendations covering at a minimum: team and skills, BI delivery capability, business and technical gaps, significant information based opportunities and recommended next steps.

MI Strategy – this engagement extends the BI Review into the realms of business requirements capture, value-based prioritisation and roadmap development. We will investigate the current BI delivered to the business, and work with key business stakeholders to identify quick wins and areas where better information would result in significant business improvements. Our consultants will identify business clusters that could drive complementary projects; and infrastructure and/or information gaps that are currently barriers.

With all of that information, and in collaboration with your team, we will derive a value-driven strategy, roadmap and associated high-level plan that can be implemented over time.

The priorities for the roadmap will typically be based on business value and ease of implementation.

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Our two packaged BI strategy offerings differ in scope, but both deliver high-value benefits to your business.

Know how you are doing – our BI Review is the shorter of the two BI Strategy offerings, where we will assess your existing BI/DW landscape from both the technical and business perspectives. Our review will look at what works well, what doesn’t, and where the capability has gaps.  With that knowledge, a lot of our clients are able to take it from there and improve their capability independently.

Work out what to do next – our MI Strategy offering extends the technical and business reviews into the realm of information opportunity identification. We collect business requirements which could be satisfied by BI/DW solutions and develop a value-driven prioritised roadmap for the delivery of the most business critical applications. The key benefit to your organisation is that we bring both business and technical expertise together to build a practical plan of action that you can trust.

Our consultants bring a wealth of expertise to these two offerings. They have skills ranging from senior level business analysis, enterprise architecture and solution design to hands-on development, testing, deployment and support. They have carried out many successful engagements for customers as diverse as major airlines, insurance comparison companies and government agencies. You will be in safe hands if you choose Anari to support your BI Strategy development.

The key features of each BI Strategy offering are as follows:

BI Review – we will assess your existing IT and report/analysis capability looking from both the technical and business viewpoints. This will include engagement with key user communities and the IT teams responsible for delivery, in order to document current capability, assess whether there are any significant missed opportunities or mismatches in expectation versus delivery. The key output of the BI Review will be a BI Capability Assessment Report which benchmarks the existing BI/DW capability and delivery to the business impartially and with reference to other such organisation. Areas for improvement – both technology and people – will be highlighted, and recommendations made which would support the development of BI/DW capability.

We will map your current technical environment for BI delivery and identify any gaps. Our BI Review will deliver a series of practical recommendations covering at a minimum: team and skills, BI delivery capability, business and technical gaps, significant information based opportunities and recommended next steps.

MI Strategy – this engagement extends the BI Review into the realms of business requirements capture, value-based prioritisation and roadmap development. We will investigate the current BI delivered to the business, and work with key business stakeholders to identify quick wins and areas where better information would result in significant business improvements. Our consultants will identify business clusters that could drive complementary projects; and infrastructure and/or information gaps that are currently barriers.

With all of that information, and in collaboration with your team, we will derive a value-driven strategy, roadmap and associated high-level plan that can be implemented over time.

The priorities for the roadmap will typically be based on business value and ease of implementation.