Many of the Business Intelligence systems that are being built by an organization are to be used by global users; these systems initially address a subset of the users and then gradually are extended for the global users.
Following are the critical things that are to be considered to ensure a successful global rollout of a BI Application
- Metadata Repository
- Global Data Structures
- Agile Data Integration Process
|Component||What is it made of?||How it benefits a Global Rollout Program|
|Metadata Repository||The collection of the metadata from all the layers in the system like the source data structures, Data Integration process, target data warehouse structures, the information delivery structures all connected through the business definitions, functions and the physical data elements.||
|Global Data Structures||Global Data Structures (GDS) define a list of all possible data elements that will be applicable for that Entity like Customer. Each element carries clear business definitions and as well a categorization in terms of mandatory elements and optional elements.Please refer for further details related to GDS herehttp://blogs.hexaware.com/business-intelligence/di-challenge-handling-files-of-different-format-with-same-subject-content||
|Agile Data Integration Process||Building parameterized data integration processes that are flexible to be configured for new country implementations and as well extendable to accommodate new requirementsPlease refer for further details related to Agile Data Integration here http://blogs.hexaware.com/business-intelligence/data-integration-challenge-%e2%80%93-building-dynamic-di-systems-ii||
Thanks for reading, let me know your thoughts on what other things are critical for a BI solution that is to be globally rolled out.