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Situational Business Intelligence Maturity Models: An Exploratory Analysis

2013-01-07 , Raber, David , Wortmann, Felix , Winter, Robert

Maturity models (MMs) are an established instrument to identify strengths and weaknesses of certain domains. Having constructed such a maturity model for the domain of Business Intelligence (BI) in prior research, we explore the influence of contextual factors on the evolution of BI maturity in organizations in this paper. Therefore, four different BI maturity models were constructed on the basis of two contextual factors company size and environment. Analyzing the four models, we found that both factors strongly affect the evolution of BI maturity in organizations.

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Using Quantitative Analyses to Construct a Capability Maturity Model for Business Intelligence

2012 , Raber, David , Winter, Robert , Wortmann, Felix

One important means to explore the strengths andweaknesses of Business Intelligence (BI) initiatives is acomprehensive and accurate BI maturity assessmentinstrument. It is important that the assessment instrumentis transparently developed using the current BIknowledge base. This paper proposes a BI maturitymodel that is based on an explicit BI maturity conceptand using empirical data. The data is transformed intomaturity levels by applying the Rasch algorithm andcluster analysis. The resulting BI maturity model isconstructed on the basis of 58 items (capabilities). It iscomprised of five levels that we choose to label initiate,harmonize, integrate, optimize andperpetuate. An evaluation of the model demonstratesits utility.

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Towards the Measurement of Business Intelligence Maturity

2013-06-05 , Raber, David , Wortmann, Felix , Winter, Robert

For the systematic evolution of interdisciplinary socio-technical systems, such as business intelligence (BI), artifacts are needed that comprehensively address multifaceted challenges. To support these strategic improvement initiatives, we proposed a BI maturity model (MM) in prior research. In this paper, we develop an approach to measure maturity of BI in organizations, thereby operationalizing our existing BI MM. In fact, a new maturity measurement instrument is developed that can be used in empirical research. According to the proposed approach, BI maturity can be calculated on the basis of 25 items and organizations are classified into five maturity levels. An exemplary application, using data from 92 organizations, shows that most organizations reside on maturity level three. Furthermore, we investigate the relationship between BI maturity and business benefits of BI. Findings showed that mature organizations have achieved significantly higher business benefits from BI than organizations on lower maturity levels.

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Business Intelligence Maturity - Developing a Strategic Tool Founded on IS Success Theory and Capability Maturity

2013-08-01 , Raber, David , Wortmann, Felix , Winter, Robert

For the systematic evolution of interdisciplinary socio-technical systems, such as business intelligence (BI), concepts are needed that comprehensively address multifaceted challenges. To support such strategic improvement initiatives, we propose two artifacts: (i) a BI maturity model that is grounded on existing theories on information systems success, and (ii) a measurement instrument for evaluation and application of the developed maturity model. Regarding the relevancy of our contribution, we provide a readily available apparatus to strategically advance organizational decision making capabilities; Regarding its rigor, we present an empirically grounded approach to measure BI maturity.

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Business Intelligence Operational Structures: Towards the Design of a Reference Process Map

2010-09-17 , Lahrmann, Gerrit , Raber, David , Wortmann, Felix , Baars, Henning

Business intelligence (BI) is often seen as a combined business and IT function. As such, the operational structure of BI is not always clearly defined. In this paper, we present an overview of typical BI operational structures and elaborate their characteristics. Based on this analysis, we will (in future work) design a reference process map for BI which can be used as a template to define organization-specific BI operational structures.