BI Audit and Data Systems Review

WCI’s BI audit and data systems is advantageous for those that need to understand the inefficiencies of their business intelligence and data installations. In the audit clients will receive the experience and knowledge of WCI’s exposure to multiple platforms and client environments.  Through this Data Management and BI audit clients can be assured that they are getting the most out of their deployments, are following best practices, ensuring efficiency across all systems and avoiding potentially impactful outages.

What To Expect in the Business Intelligence Audit and Data Systems Review

WCI will come onsite to complete a thorough run-through of the existing business intelligence and data management systems.  At the same time, WCI will advise clients on new features/products and how these solutions should fit into their short, mid and long term deployment plans. Our objectives are to verify the use of best practices in the data management and BI environment and to provide executives and management with an independent assessment of the BI and data warehousing infrastructure and its maintenance. During the review, findings will be documented and our recommendations presented. It will also include a suggested approach to improve existing systems and recommendations on possible future data endeavours.

Business Intelligence and Data Management Audit Report

Clients will receive a written summary of recommendations including immediate and future next steps. Some of the elements that will be audited by WCI:

  • Areas/ Processes
    • Analysis
    • Project making
    • Development
    • Production
    • Change Management
    • Maintenance
    • BI Architecture (e.g. data sources and flows)
    • ETL
    • Quality of data (Master Data Management)
    • Data models
    • Accuracy of reporting and analysis
    • Server Review (RAM/Disk/OS/Page Files)
    • Security Model
    • Report Instance Review
    • Backup Strategy Review
    • Promotion and Life cycle Process Review
    • Administration and End User Training Review
    • Dashboard Strategy

The areas/processes will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  1. Efficiency and Effectiveness
  2. Responsiveness and Compliance
  3. Security (Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability)

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