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Business Intelligence Maturity Assessment


Do you ever wonder how your business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) environment compares to other companies and what steps you should be taking to progress your analytics platform?

One of the first steps in any BI project is an assessment of your company’s readiness and capabilities for business intelligence.  That is where a Business Intelligence Maturity Assessment comes in.

A Business Intelligence Maturity Assessment determines what is the business need for BI, the ability of business processes and operational systems to support BI, the level of progress of current BI initiatives, future BI plans, and outlines the appropriate steps needed to make BI work.

A Business Intelligence Maturity Assessment helps companies to determine:

The Business Intelligence Maturity Assessment should answer these questions:

  1. Business need for BI and benefits
  2. Review and assessment of existing systems and data
  3. Analysis and recommendation of current BI organization and user groups

A good, free tool to use to determine the maturity of your companies BI/DW initiative is: TDWI BI Maturity Model Assessment Tool.  A pay option is at: Forrester’s Establish Ongoing Processes To Assess Your Business Intelligence Maturity

Here are the three most common Business Intelligence Maturity Models:

The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI):


American SAP User Group (ASUG):

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More info:


Construct an Enterprise Business Intelligence Maturity Model (EBI2M) Using an Integration Approach: A Conceptual Framework

The Impact of an Effective BI Assessment

BI maturity models

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