Profit Impact of Business Intelligence
the last decade, the Wal-Mart factor has placed tremendous pressure on margins for
the major food and beverage manufacturers served by McCormick’s Global
Industrial Group. This means that we, too, are under pressure to reduce supply
chain costs while continuing to provide world-class service. The ideas in The
Profit Impact of Business Intelligence were central to our deployment of
business intelligence applications that allowed us to manage revenue delivery
and reduce costs.
we are the leader in our market, Principal Financial Group operates in an increasingly
competitive environment, and one performance management approach we are taking
is to leverage business intelligence to better serve our customers and to optimize
our cost structure in relation to the services our customer’s value most. We have
used the BI Pathway Method and the strategies described in The Profit Impact of
Business Intelligence to align our BI program with our critical success factors
and to drive our BI development efforts.
is a “must read” book for anyone who wants to achieve real business
intelligence. Strategic alignment is a critical element of BI success and
understanding business requirements is essential. The BI Pathway Method and the
proven practices described in The Profit Impact of Business Intelligence
advance the discipline of BI by focusing on business value built upon a strong
foundation of technology best practices. With this book, Steve and Nancy
Williams take a big step toward putting the business back into BI.
Nancy and Steve Williams understand the “business” in business intelligence.
book is a must for business leaders who require that their BI programs drive
real business value. The focus on strategy, the key critical success factor for
BI, is outstanding.