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If your company needs a little help to make the most of business intelligence, it might be wise to reach out to a consulting firm that can give you the necessary guidance. Having consultants in your corner will help you smooth out any issues, technical or otherwise, that might pop up along the way.

There are a lot of consulting firms out there, and it’s not always easy to choose just one that fits perfectly.

There are a lot of these firms out there, though, and it’s not always easy to choose just one that fits perfectly. So what do you look for? How do you find a consultancy that will meet your needs?

The best business intelligence consulting strategy is built around the idea of forging strong relationships from day one and getting to work quickly. If you’re looking to usher in major BI changes in your office, you don’t have any time to waste.

Making your company’s IT changes stick

Anyone can introduce a new plan for business intelligence, but the hard part is making sure the changes actually stick. The last thing you want is to introduce a new system, see it catch on, then watch people backslide into old habits within a week or two.

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, this is one of the key things to look for in BI consultants – people with the persuasive ability to make sure your staff follows through. When you roll out new enterprise solutions, you want to align your IT strategy to the overall goals of the organisation and get the entire staff to buy in. A good consultant can help make sure that happens.

Filling gaps in your staff’s knowledge

Inevitably when you start using business intelligence solutions in your office, your staff members are going to have some strengths and weaknesses with them. They’ll master some aspects but not others. Inc. Magazine notes that your tech consultants’ strategy should be to identify gaps in people’s knowledge and fill them.

Are there some gaps in your staff's knowledge about BI?Are there some gaps in your staff’s knowledge about BI?

This is what solution consulting is all about. No two organisations are alike, and one key reason is that everyone’s staff has different holes to fill in terms of expertise and know-how. Consultants should know how to fill them.

Prototyping the exact solutions you need

At the end of the day, the key is to find experts who can help your organisation overcome whatever challenges you’re up against. Whether in healthcare consulting or any other field, the objective should be to listen to you and figure out exactly the level of service you need.

At AtoBI, we’ll do this – and we’ll also help you prototype, develop and implement tailored solutions that work specifically for you. Crafting unique, personalised BI tools is what the consultancy process should be all about.

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