Best Practices Brief: Four Pillars of Business Analytics

The best practices brief describes the Four Pillars of Business Analytics framework, then shows how you can employ the Four Pillars to understand your application needs and design and build applications that inform, connect and motivate users. The brief also explains why Actuate’s BIRT platform is ideal for high-user, high-volume analytic applications.

1. Information Management Foundation (Data)
The Data pillar balances governance and access in the information-driven enterprise. It requires connecting to disparate data sources – regardless of their type and location – to build a virtual data warehouse that is easy and secure to consume and use.

2. Organization (People)
The People pillar brings IT and Business communities together to meet shared company goals. Business people need secure and personalized self-service, along with the ability to embed analytics in existing applications and display them anywhere.

3. Fact-based decision making (Process)
The Process pillar requires having the right information at the right time to make better, faster decisions.

4. Appropriate technology platform (Technology)
The Technology pillar encompasses development and deployment, with systems that break down silos of capability.

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