Data warehousing (DW) is a valuable component of an organization’s business intelligence strategy. By bringing together information in a single repository, the DW gives users faster access to the data they require, and allows them to carry out advanced analysis in order to make better decisions.
There are several key points to remember about DW:
- Aggregates enterprise-wide information and allow users to conduct analysis.
- Facilitates better decision-making and reduce strain on operational systems.
- End-user adoption is vital to DW success.
- An ongoing program requiring a disciplined implementation process.
Building a DW can be invaluable, but it requires a clear scope and strong project management abilities. End-user adoption is critical for a positive ROI.