- Business Intelligence (BI)
“The whole forecasting process is a lot easier; we’ve got a better way at looking at our information. Our actual results are now automatically updated daily so we’ve got better visibility across the organisation of how we are tracking against budget & forecast. This improved accuracy and access to the milk supply information particularly for the Finance and Business Intelligence teams has certainly made things a lot more transparent. Everyone is working off the same accurate and up to date information” David Williams - Synlait Milk Supply Manager.
Getting it right from the start
At the start of any large Business Intelligence project, understanding the underlying roadmap and common pitfalls to success is vital. The seasoned Montage consulting team understand Business Intelligence and rather than focusing on maximising the number of consultants and reporting tools, Montage aim to optimise Business Intelligence within an organisation. That means bringing together people, process and technology to deliver a range of ongoing benefits and a positive return on investment.
The Montage consulting team has the complete set of skills required throughout a Business Intelligence engagement. From building a Business Intelligence strategy to gathering requirements, to business analysis and design activities; the consulting team form the partnership with our clients while working closely with the entire Montage team (Project managers, data warehousing and reporting specialists).
Discovery - Before the start of any relationship, Montage believes it's important to undertake a Business Intelligence discovery phase to cover off the following tasks;
- Provide a common framework around Business Intelligence, standardise language and ensure effective communication between the stakeholders.
- Key stakeholders understanding the current “state” of Business Intelligence within the business (People, Process and Technology). This will include providing feedback/bench marking on any current Business Intelligence initiatives.
- Key stakeholders understanding and agreeing what the future “state” of Business Intelligence within the business (People, Process and Technology) may look like.
The discovery really sets the scene and ensures that Montage is working in context and aligning Business Intelligence to the objectives of your business.