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Best Practice #3

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    Build a BI application that leverages Web-based, parameter-driven forms, personal end-user scheduling for regular e-mail delivery, and alternate output options (e.g. HTML, Excel, PDF) to give end users flexibility.

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    Build a BI application that leverages Web-based, parameter-driven forms, personal end-user scheduling for regular e-mail delivery, and alternate output options (e.g. HTML, Excel, PDF) to give end users flexibility.

BI software – tools, platforms, and applications alike – holds great potential for helping organizations readily access the enterprise information needed to make informed business decisions and, ultimately, achieve their business objectives. But, as with any technology, the implementation, roll out, and usage practices play a critical role in the success of BI.

In tracking mediocre results, and even failure, in the implementation of BI software over the years, many common threads, or “worst practices,” can be found. These worst practices set companies on the inauspicious path of BI failure. They have been repeated by some of the best run and smartest companies in the world. Typically, these worst practices are the result of wanting to ride the latest technology wave without balancing the hype with practical knowledge and experience.

In order to help organizations learn from the mistakes of others, Information Builders provides the following insight into the worst and best practices for BI, so that you will have a solid understanding of how to avoid BI failure and achieve success with your BI initiatives.

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