CIOs must ensure that business intelligence (BI) programs are treated as a cultural transformation of the business, instead of as an IT project, according to Gartner, Inc. Leading organizations are using key parts of BI, such as decision modelling and support to ensure all workers, managers and executives can make the right decisions in a given business situation.
Traditionally, BI has been used for performance reporting from historical data, and as a planning and forecasting tool for a relatively small number of people in an organization that relies on historical data to plan ahead,” said Patrick Meehan, research vice president at Gartner. “Modelling future scenarios permits examination of new business models, new market opportunities and new products, and creates a culture of opportunity. In this way, workers not only see the future, but often create it.”
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