Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Top Ten Pain Points Solved by Business Intelligence

As Business Intelligence experts, we sat down and tried to work out the top reasons why a company should invest in a Business Intelligence solution and came up with the following:
  1. "Our users simply won't give up Excel" - sound familiar?  Are spreadsheets still your most widely used Business Intelligence tool?
  2. Does your business rely too heavily on IT to produce and deliver reports?  Are your reports too static with no self-serve reporting?
  3. Do you require a single version of the truth?  Does your business have a universal agreement of the terms and sources of the reports that are produced?  Do they trust the data?
  4. Do you lack business support and buy-in for your Business Intelligence initiative and are you concerned about the project's performance?
  5. Are you confused by the terms Business Intelligence and do you need clarification on how it can help your business?
  6. Does integration and interoperability of your Business Intelligence with other systems such as CRM and ERP pose a problem?
  7. Has your Business Intelligence project stalled or gone over budget?  Can you work out the TCO/ROI of your Business Intelligence investment?
  8. Are you struggling to respond to market dynamics?
  9. Do you suffer from low marketing hit rates due to poorly targeted campaigns?  Is your sales profitability constrained by pricing based on guesswork?  Is your sales close rate lower than expected?
  10. Is your cash flow low due to too much stock or do you lose revenue from insufficient stock?
If you answered yes to any of the above, perhaps you need to speak to us!  DSCallards is a proudly independent SAP Business Objects partner with a unique skills profile.  You can call us on 0800 652 4050 or email us at

Written by:  Adriane Gillies, Marketing Manager, DSCallards
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