Why Read This Report
Forrester recommends using this business intelligence (BI) maturity assessment tool at the beginning of any new strategic BI initiative to help you better understand your current state and strategic priorities. Forrester’s definition of BI is broad: Business intelligence is a set of methodologies, processes, architectures, and technologies that transform raw data into meaningful and useful information that enable more effective strategic, tactical, and operational insight and decision-making. When answering the questions in this assessment tool, please consider all relevant processes and technologies, such as data integration, master data management, data warehousing, performance management, reporting, dashboards, and analytics. Business intelligence maturity assessments are critical in planning an effective BI strategy. Forrester’s business intelligence maturity self-assessment tool represents the first component of Forrester’s BI maturity self-assessment model. Forrester recommends that application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on BI projects use this tool to assess the maturity of their current-state environments. This tool was originally published on December 21, 2011; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.