Setting up a BI Unit

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Saeed Al Zaabi
Manager, United Arab Emirates

Setting up a BI Unit

What are the steps required to create a Business Intelligence section in my department to facilitate business planning, strategy formulation and decision making?
Do you have any tips or pitfalls to share? Thank you...
My organization is looking over natural gas supply, demand and operations.

Manager, South Africa

Business Intelligence Unit in the Strategy Unit / Department

In my organisation, the BI-unit resides with the strategy department. This makes sense for me because the information from BI helps in realigning strategy and keeping an eye on competitors. So I suggest that you incorporate BI in a department with a primary focus on strategy or marketing.

  Tero Kaleva
Partner, Finland

Position of Business Intelligence Function

I would suggest that you start by defining the task of the section. Task is not the same as target. Do it by discussing with people who are going to use that service. Then sketch the processes for facilitating the planning, decision making etc. For the facilitator, the key skill is the ability to establish real discussions and participation.

Manager, South Africa

Position of BI Department

Hi. Place the business intelligence unit where it (...)

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