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The Sweet Sound of Success!

BI penetration remains relatively low in most organization, at about 20 percent of employees. Yet we found in a survey last summer that for companies that consider their BI deployment "successful," BI usage is much higher... Beyond technology, there are many organizational issues that help BI succeed or fail.
As Dave Stodder writes in a recent feature story, BI penetration remains relatively low in most organization, at about 20 percent of employees. Yet what we did find in a survey last summer, is that for companies that consider their BI deployment "successful," BI usage is much higher.Some barriers to widespread BI usage are indeed technical in nature. As Neil Raden describes in a recent article, BI vendors have made huge strides in recent years to making BI more accessible and relevant to workers at all levels. Beyond the technology, though, there are so many organizational issues that help BI succeed or fail. If cavalier, gut-feel decision-making is lauded over fact-based decision making, business intelligence will hardly be viewed as a strategic asset. When senior executives feel front-line workers need to be kept in the dark and that information should be locked in the hands of a few analysts, even the most beautifully architected BI implementation will fail.

I'd like to dig deeper into why your business intelligence (BI) initiative is an overwhelming success or an utter failure. Help others unlock the secrets to successful BI (or avoid the pitfalls you've already encountered) by taking this short survey. As a way of thanking you for your input, survey respondents will be entered into a random drawing to receive a pair of Bose headphones and 10 others will receive a free book.

Sincerely,

Cindi Howson, Founder, BIScorecardBI penetration remains relatively low in most organization, at about 20 percent of employees. Yet we found in a survey last summer that for companies that consider their BI deployment "successful," BI usage is much higher... Beyond technology, there are many organizational issues that help BI succeed or fail.