Research

Inquiry Response: Thoughts on a Self-Service BI Initiative

By IIA Expert, Sep 16, 2019

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Inquiry:

We’d like to free up our analysts for high-value projects by instituting more self-service, especially for BI reporting. One of our challenges is that we have software releases every week, and the end users need updates in real time.

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Inquiry Response: Thoughts on Building Community in Fragmented Environment

By IIA Expert, Sep 09, 2019

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Inquiry:

We are a multinational that’s grown through M&As, so we have many legacy systems in place. We want to build community across the enterprise so we can execute on shared goals, but our data governance model—fragmented or non-existent—prevents us from making changes to support an analytics community. How can we be successful as we move forward?

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Inquiry Response: Ease of Moving Dashboards out of Tableau

By IIA Expert, Sep 03, 2019

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Inquiry:

We’ve built a robust set of dashboards in Tableau. Recently the enterprise has started to discuss choosing a single platform for dashboarding – they’re looking at power bi or Salesforce Einstein Analytics. If they decide to switch, how hard would it be to migrate out of Tableau?

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Inquiry Response: Where Should Informatics Reside?

By IIA Expert, Aug 19, 2019

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Inquiry:

We have a new advanced informatics and analytics group. We’ve been asked to focus on informatics. Should informatics and data engineering be centralized within analytics, housed under IS/IT, or be its own group? How should we define ourselves?

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Inquiry Response: Transitioning from Hypothesis Confirmation to Hypothesis Exploration

By IIA Expert, Aug 12, 2019

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Inquiry:

We have a strong data structure and high analytics demand. Unfortunately, the business most often comes to us for help with hypothesis confirmation for decisions they’ve already made. How can we inspire them to improve their decision-making processes by engaging with the analytics capabilities we can provide?

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Inquiry Response: Tips for Good Storytelling

By IIA Expert, Aug 05, 2019

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Inquiry:

As our organization’s center of excellence, we’re tasked with telling stories based on the data. What recommendations would you share with a team who is still working on doing this well?

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Inquiry Response: Using PSI to Monitor Models in Production

By Michael Bewley, Jul 22, 2019

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Inquiry:

We’re implementing a model accuracy monitoring process for our forecast models to find out when they’re no longer effective and why. Do you have any recommendations?

Response:

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Inquiry Response: When Analytics Demand Grows Too Big for a Business Unit

By IIA Expert, Jul 15, 2019

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Inquiry:

I manage our analytics team, and it has always in the marketing function. Now other business functions are interested in analytics too. How can I configure analytics to service the growing enterprise-wide needs?

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Inquiry Response: Pricing Analytics Function in Retail Organizations

By Mike Gamage, Jul 01, 2019

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Inquiry:

What’s the right approach to pricing as an analytic function within a large retail organization? We refresh our elasticity models every few years, but is that enough?

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Inquiry Response: The Gap Between Buzzwords and Reality

By IIA Expert, Jun 17, 2019

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Inquiry:

Leadership is disheartened because they don’t see enough movement with advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), and we’ve been mandated to set up an AI COE. The problem is that their examples of AI are really examples of automation. There’s a gap between technology awareness and reality. How do we work around this?

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