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Business Intelligence Business Requirements and the BI Portfolio

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After attending a local Memorial Day Rememberance and Celebration, I spent some time cleaning my office and I came across an excellent article which I wanted to pass along.  So often when I talk to organizations about Business Intelligence, I ask them about their business requirements so that I can understand their current business pain.  All to often what follows is feature function laundry list of capabilities they are sure they can’t live without.  Time after time, the BI requirements given to software vendors are not tied to a specific business problem. This is a recipe for disaster.

The following article is an article from DM Review entitled, Business Requirements for BI and the BI Portfolio: How to Get it Right:
http://www.b-eye-network.com/print/6887

This article does a great job at pointing out the weaknesses of generic BI requirements and why functional requirements are not enough.  If you have BI requirements and are evaluating BI tools, I highly recommend you take a few minutes to read this article.

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