How to Sell Senior Management on a Data Warehouse Investment - Slide 2

Email     |     Share  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Next Custom Reports-2 Next

Custom Reports

It's almost a law that every manager will want the one report that's not available on a standard basis from the production system. With a data warehouse, custom reports are easy-or at least relatively easy-to create.

Slide Show

These tips are part of our How to Sell a Data Warehouse to Upper Management Checklist, which you can download in our Knowledge Netowrk.

The typical ROI-based business case will not work well for selling a data warehousing initiative to upper management. While there may be some long-term savings that can be quantified, they will almost certainly be outweighed by costs.

The real benefits of data warehousing are indirect: the ability for your company to make better, faster decisions that will save money and increase revenue. For example, a data warehouse can help a manufacturer identify poorly performing suppliers or uncover sales patterns that could be exploited to boost the top line.

In spite of the ROI issue, data warehouses and the advanced reporting capabilities they offer have benefits that address specific management pain points. Here’s a quick list of key points you should highlight when you pitch a data warehousing initiative to upper-level managers.

 

Related Topics : A Big Market for Big Data Jobs, Midmarket CIO, IT Management Automation, SharePoint, Technology Markets

 
More Slideshows

gig economy How the Gig Economy Is Changing the Tech Industry

The gig economy is clearly disrupting the tech industry, both in positive and negative ways. ...  More >>

Fake news How Can We Fix the Fake News Problem?

Is fake news a security issue? Some say yes, as it can be used as a social engineering tool to spread disinformation and conceivably to get unsuspecting users to click on malicious links. ...  More >>

IT security skills 7 Top Skills for Security Pros

Executives at several top tech firms outline the skills they need now and in the near future, including IaaS and IoT security expertise. Other skills listed may surprise you. ...  More >>

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sign up now and get the best business technology insights direct to your inbox.