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With Business Intelligence (BI) fast becoming a significant part of how many companies do business, the need for centralized BI resources is increasing. Leaders of small companies with less than 25 full-time IT employees can capitalize on the benefits of BI and avoid expensive mistakes with a BI Center of Excellence (BICOE).

This research note is geared towards decision makers in small companies that are considering leveraging BI and are unclear of the organization structure required. Topics discussed include:

  • The functions of a BICOE.
  • Criteria for deciding whether or not a BICOE is required.
  • The primary focus points of BICOE implementations including organization structure options and metrics for benefit tracking.
  • Six steps to get started with a BICOE implementation.

Although a BICOE can drive BI benefits for small companies, choosing the right strategy for implementation is critical for success.

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Search Code: 8565
Published: April 25, 2007
Last Revised: April 25, 2007

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