This week’s domain explained about business intelligence technical skills. The Domain focused on business intelligence technical skills. It is important to move the roles of a business intelligence (BI) analytics consultant from the development of reports and analysis and responding to incoming information requests into the organization. To achieve this, there need to be proper data analytic tools and correct identification of areas within the organization that should be put under surveillance.
The domain also gave an account of six points that should be put in place for database management and reporting applications. The first item discussed was the decision support function that involves the formatting of reports and descriptive analytics, the output is basically a descriptive, and analytical that offers comparisons, percentiles and trends. Also, most of the work focuses on financial aspect, the tasks are routine involving reporting, and analysis, the tasks are performed within an individuals process application, and lastly, report writers do not provide apt information for good decision making (Healthcare Financial Management Association, n.d.).
The next section was monitoring and planning section, it is important to ascertain the type of the required information, then finding the capability of accessing, reporting and extracting information from the database. In monitoring and planning, BI consultant is key as they are responsible for selecting and implementing right tools to move the organization forward.
From the domain I have learned that in BI displaying information is key as it provides solutions to different situations. For easy understanding and analysis, good information should be displayed in a way it can be easily understood. How information is presented is also key when it comes to quick decision making. According to Healthcare Financial Management Association (n.d.), the following factors should be considered when presenting data; ensure data is displayed, influence the viewers to think about data and do not distort what the data explains. After closely observing this weeks domain, it is evident that there exists better ways to present this information.
Healthcare Financial Management Association (n.d.), Certified Specialist: Business
Intelligence. Retrieved from http://www.hfma.org