Table of Contents
IDC PlanScape Figure
Figure: IDC PlanScape: Executive Summary of Building an Analytics Center of Excellence
Why Is an Analytics Center of Excellence Important?
COEs Build Analytics Competency Throughout the Organization
COEs Ensure That Analytics Efforts Are Aligned with Business Strategy
COEs Provide a Centralized Pool of Resources for the Organization
Figure: COE Staff Balance Direct Analytics Activities and Enablement Functions
COEs Standardize Analytics Approaches and Data Sources
What Is an Analytics Center of Excellence?
COE as a Catalyst
COE as a Program Management Office
COE as a Source of Analytics Expertise
COE as a Talent Pipeline
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
Table: Key Stakeholders
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of an Analytics Center of Excellence?
Find Talent Inside and Outside the Organization
Define the Organizational Structure
Figure: Analytics Center of Excellence Organizational Structure Options
Tackle the Low-Hanging Fruit
Define a Clear and Consistent Intake Process
Advice for Technology Leaders
Figure: Essential Guidance