BI is a top initiative and investment priority for CIOs and CxOs. Many organizations view BI as &quot;the use of information that enables organizations to best lead, decide, measure, manage and optimize performance to achieve efficiency and financial benefit.&quot; BI's value is more than information dissemination; BI is highly linked to achieving business goals. We believe that BI capabilities will become more pervasive in operational and workplace applications as organizations seek to leverage BI to lead, support decisions, explore, measure, manage and optimize their businesses and thereby drive business transformation. Organizations need to prepare for needed changes in technology and products. More importantly, to use BI to drive business transformation, it will be necessary to change: (1) the way the information architecture and application portfolio are implemented and managed; and (2) the way BI is integrated into business processes. Develop user skills and culture in the use and analysis of information as an integral part of achieving business objectives and transformation.
Gartner: The BI, Analytics and Performance Management Framework
The BI, Analytics and Performance Management Framework Analytic Processes Information Infrastructure Processes Business and Decision Processes Business Strategy and Enterprise Metrics Framework (Strategic, Financial, Operational Objectives and Measures) "Consumers" (Users) "Producers" (Analysts) "Enablers" (IT) Program Management Metadata and Services Repositories Business Process Applications (Performance Management and Transaction Processing) BI Capabilities (Platform/Tools and Embedded in Analytic Application) Information Infrastructure (Application Data Mart, EDW, ETL, Data Federation, Data Quality) Analytic Applications (Stand-alone and Embedded in Business Process Application) People Process Strategic Alignment Technology Best Practice