Every large company is aware of the fundamental role BI plays in the smooth running of their operations. Despite this, many organisations suffer from severe setbacks when implementing BI projects:
The cost of a failed or delayed project goes far beyond the loss of the initial investment, as the long term benefits of the new systems may be delayed or fail to materialise altogether.
The difference between success and failure in a BI project often comes down to one, fundamental, area – personnel. The best BI results require a group of professionals who possess both niche technical expertise and an intimate knowledge of the organisation they are working in. The challenge facing every company is how to ensure this balance. Many organisations rely on external consultants and Systems Integrator’s for the technical expertise.
The MICOE represents the next stage in BI projects. It consists of a group of highly experienced BI personnel who are embedded in an organisation to take care of all of their BI needs in the long term.
A MICOE contains a mixture of internal staf and external BI experts from a range of specialist consultants. This provides the team with intimate knowledge of the organisation, while giving them access to a wide range of technical expertise through the various different consultants that are represented.
Many companies already recognise this and call on a mixture of internal talent and outside expertise. However, what separates a MICOE from this approach is its longevity. At the end of the project, the team stays together rather than returning to their organisations or being absorbed into other projects. This means that they are able to bring the full weight of their experience of working with each other, the systems and the organisation to each subsequent project – drastically increasing their efficiency.
Unlike a whole team of new employees, however, the MICOE is flexible. The size and makeup of the team can be altered to fi each individual BI project within the company as the representatives from external service providers and consultants are able to draw on the wide networks of talent their organisations possess. The essential core of the team remains intact and uses their expertise to maximise the efficacy of the new human resources.
The role Xoomworks will play in your MICOE is two fold:
Xoomworks BI are a global leader in Business Intelligence solutions and services, supporting large enterprises and SMBs alike. We have over ten years experience in SAP BusinessObject™, SAP HANA, and many other SAP and BI solutions. More than 70% of our technical consultants have previously worked at SAP holding senior positions.
Our core competencies are implementations, integrations, migrations and optimisations, post go-live and managed services, crisis management, knowledge transfer, cloud BI and, of course, strategic advice.