oa Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal - Business intelligence (BI) initiatives : failure and success

Volume 4 Number 1
  • ISSN : 1684-498X



For many organizations, success with Business Intelligence (BI) requires a coordinated effort across the dimensions of people, processes, technology and data. The complexity of ""real-world"" BI applications continues to grow with the increasing demand for information at all levels of a business. In the maze of potholes many BI efforts fail to impress, are abandoned or are not even completed. Fortunately, a number of best practices and techniques have been developed to achieve the mission of BI - while overcoming these key implementation challenges. This article defines BI, examines the core reasons for BI failure as well as some key methods used to overcome these obstacles.

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