For many years, organizations have attempted to improve their planning, forecasting, and analytical decision-making capabilities by investing in various forms of business intelligence (BI), performance management (PM), and analytics projects. While the intentions and end-state goals and objectives are always admirable, these projects have not always achieved the results originally promised.
In some situations, these efforts have been driven predominantly by IT stakeholders where there is sub-optimal business involvement and lack of alignment between IT and the business. In other situations, the business has embarked on their own point solutions addressing more tactical business needs instead of true optimized enterprise solutions. The end result: siloed solutions, shadow systems, incomplete access to key data and information, inconsistent master data, multiple versions of the truth, and, of course, a proliferation of tools and technologies.
A BICC is a centralized, cross-functional group responsible for ensuring the successful creation, rollout, and use of business intelligence and performance management solutions throughout an enterprise. To address the above issues and ensure that investments in process transformation, enabling tools and technology, and organizational change are optimally leveraged, many organizations have begun to embrace the concept of a Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC). Also referred to as Center of Excellence, a BICC is a centralized, cross-functional group responsible for ensuring the successful creation, rollout, and use of business intelligence and performance management solutions throughout an enterprise. A BICC leverages its members’ expertise – in reusable processes and technologies and their experience in linking systems to enterprise goals – to efficiently support departments, functional areas, and divisions.
Peloton partners with organizations to successfully launch BICC groups using a proven, systematic approach that is flexible and adapted to address unique circumstances and challenges. Our services include:
- Current State Assessment
- Maturity Model Blueprint & Roadmap
- BICC Design and Key Role Staffing
- BICC Community Training and Support Services
- Key Solution Application Development Services
By partnering with Peloton, our clients leverage frameworks, industry best practices, templates, and other toolkit artifacts. And, most importantly, they leverage our know how . We can help you to create and establish a BI Competency Center that provides value and drives change throughout your organization. With Peloton, you’ll get there faster.