Involvement of IT/BI specialists
Why are Business Intelligence specialists needed if the company has its own recources (e.g. IT department)?
Designing and implementing BI systems is a very complex process. It requires a great amount of experience and knowledge in the topic of IT system constructions and analytical tools. People form IT departments not always have the same type of skills as external BI specialists. Using their experience and skills developed during many professionals trainings, BI specialists can successfully implement Business Intelligence systems. However, a cooperation with IT department is very important. Client’s IT team can be significantly involved in the implementation work.
What kind of involvement dot Business Intelligence specialists expect?
The cooperation during the entire project is indispensable to succeed. The most important part in implementation is the analysis of reporting/business requirements for BI system. It is necessary to speak with the responsibles to clarify their expectations. It is very important to establish infrastructure and an access to source systems. An evident part of project, with the cooperation of both teams, is the solution receipt stage. Trainings for final users and administrators is also one of the most importants stages in the whole process.