How to Choose a Business Intelligence Firm you can Trust

How to Choose a Business Intelligence Firm you can Trust

Published by: Blandine Faure
Published date: 18th Aug 2013
Categories: Blog

Recognising that your company is lacking in certain performance statistics can be hard to admit but it is vital that you embrace this knowledge and do something about it. Outsourcing help, especially BI solutions, is an effective way to solve departmental issues while allowing you to focus on improving other areas of your company.

This will generate a competitive edge within your relevant market and provide employees and management with the necessary tools for success. Productivity increases, data becomes more organised, reports analysed and decision making improved immensely.

Finding the right BI firm who will provide you with the exact software, advice and help you need is another problem in itself. You need to seek out the correct vendor as you will be working closely with these people on a long-term basis and put a lot of trust in their ability to turn your business into the progressive one you need.

Research
As with any consumer purchases, you should begin the search for BI solutions provider with a simple search and comparison through all applicable means i.e. Internet, Adverts, Word-of-mouth, etc. You can find firms within your company’s geographical radius who can help you and then compare the services, prices and reputation of each in order to establish the best fit for your needs.

Reputation
This is an important factor as it acts as an indication of the quality you will be getting and the people you will be dealing with on a daily basis. You can find feedback and reviews of the services received by past clients on internet forums and contacting those who the firm claim to have dealt with. Obviously, goes without saying, if a firm has nothing but negative reviews then it is probably in your best interest to steer clear of them. Reputation counts for a lot when you are putting your financial interests and productive efforts into other professional qualities.

Meeting
Once you have narrowed down your search for your BI solutions vendor and called them to discuss their suitability a meeting can be set up between your stakeholders, management and their representatives. In this you will discuss what they will offer you in terms of counsel, software implementation and emergency help if needed. They will also analyse your current productivity and financial records along with your current computer systems. After all this is done and they have answered all of your questions you will have a great understanding of whether they are the right firm for you.

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