All business owners want their organizations to be as efficient as possible. They want to make sure that their time and resources are being put to good use. 

Business intelligence helps agile organizations achieve that goal. An effective BI strategy can speed product development and improve the quality of the services you offer. By picking the right agile BI strategy for your needs, your organization will become more flexible and competitive well into the future.

Agile business intelligence is a strategy that focuses on flexibility and efficiency. When an organization is “agile” it means that it can pivot to new business strategies or technologies quickly. These organizations can easily adapt to changes, which offers them many advantages over less agile organizations.

But how can you make your organization more agile? There are many different methodologies you can choose, however, the most effective methodologies revolve around business intelligence. The BI process involves gathering large amounts of data about your business operations and customer behavior. From here, you can analyze this data and identify areas that need improvement. Agile BI breaks this information into smaller manageable chunks and makes the data actionable. In this way, business intelligence helps agile organizations become more streamlined and flexible.

How Business Intelligence Helps Agile Organizations Succeed

The primary way that business intelligence helps agile organizations is by speeding product delivery, increasing the total return on investment (ROI) and improving quality. Here’s how these three benefits can help you stay more competitive:

  • BI helps you deliver your product more quickly. By analyzing large amounts of data and breaking it into clear, actionable reports, you can introduce new products or services faster. Agile BI shortens your organization’s development cycles by eliminating the need for time-consuming manual data analysis. You also won’t waste time on inefficient, months-long business strategies that delay the delivery date for your new product or service.
  • Your ROI will increase. Business intelligence helps agile organizations maximize their resources to make the greatest ROI. Not only will you get your product or service on the market faster, but you will also use fewer IT resources in the process. Your IT staff will spend less time finding solutions to an inefficient business strategy. Moreover, you may even eliminate the need for an on-premise IT team entirely if you hire an offshore IT firm to develop and implement your agile business intelligence strategy.
  • The quality of your product and services will improve. You can use business intelligence and data analytics to determine exactly what users want from your products or services. Demographic information and surveys offer you valuable insight into the needs of your customers. You can also track which services your customers use most often or whether there’s a pain point you haven’t addressed yet. BI helps you engage with your customers in novel ways and makes it easy to see which changes you should make to best meet their needs.

Another advantage of agile BI is that it evolves alongside emerging technologies and industry innovations. If a new technology is introduced in your industry, you can adopt it without making expensive or time-consuming changes to your existing infrastructure. When you use agile BI, your infrastructure is naturally very flexible and designed to adapt quickly.

The Most Effective Agile Business Intelligence Strategies

Every agile organization uses a slightly different BI strategy to succeed. You may use one or more of the following strategies to make your organization more flexible:

  1. Improve the data entry and report generation process using BI portals.
  2. Consolidate your data in the cloud and encourage your team to collaborate on it.
  3. Use cloud computing technology to get the most value from the data you collect.
  4. Keep backups and archives of historical data that can be used for later comparisons.
  5. Use advanced data analytics software and visualizations to build your business strategy.
  6. Seek out data analytics firms that offers customized BI services based on your current needs—this allows you to scale up or down in the future.

When you hire an experienced offshore IT firm that can handle your organization’s BI requirements, you can make use of all of the strategies above. IT firms take care of every step in the process, from developing the best method for your needs to implementing the new strategy.

The IT firm will start by looking at your existing infrastructure and analyzing some of your organization’s most recent data. The firm will then develop a method to shorten your development cycle—they create a step-by-step strategy in stages and will have clear performance goals at every stage. The team will also use advanced data analytics to determine whether the new strategy is successful at each stage and make necessary adjustments immediately. Moreover, after you’ve successfully implemented your new agile BI strategy, the team can also help you maintain it and scale it in the future. By placing your trust in an experienced team of experts, you will make the most of your resources.

To learn more about how business intelligence helps agile organizations, contact Tek Leaders today. We customize our business intelligence services to fit the needs of your organization and create the perfect business strategy to maximize your resources. Or, if you have more questions about the tools and services we offer, you can reach us by email directly.

Author: Devender (Dev) Aerrabolu

Devender (Dev) Reddy Aerrabolu is the CEO of Tek Leaders. His goal is to help SMBs bring value from their data. Dev helped Tek Leaders grow from scratch into a $25 million enterprise by focusing on clients’ data needs.