How Business Intelligence Can Influence the Delivery of Excellence in Botswana Accountancy College (BAC)
Keywords:Data warehouse, business intelligence, excellence, data mining, data analytics
In today’s turbulent and ever changing environment, every business small or large is struggling to remain competitive and to manage the growing amount of data being generated from a number of existing (legacy) systems. Organizations have to align their business processes with their available information technology (IT) infrastructure to beat competition. In the tertiary education landscape, Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) could exploit the business-IT synergy through implementing a data warehouse strategy. Data warehousing can consolidate and unlock actionable information from the huge deposits of data lurking in the organization. Strategic decision making would be based on available accurate, subject-oriented, past and current information. With a data warehouse (DW) in place, BAC could have a unified view of its organizational performance; it is able to check on performance measures and become more agile to provide superior services to customers than would happen with any other tertiary institution at the moment. DW can support all decision making information needs for all potential end-users at strategic, tactical and operational levels. We argue that this type of business intelligence will propel BAC to become a center of higher education excellence. Results of study showed a high level of readiness for BAC to benefit from the business intelligence that could be derived from a data warehousing strategy.
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