BI Governance refers to the collection of strategies, processes, and tools that enable an organization to maximize the value generated from Business Intelligence while ensuring that the necessary security, data privacy, and audit controls are maintained.
Effective BI governance is the lynch-pin of any effective BI strategy. While many organizations have implemented some form of BI governance, most lack a comprehensive strategy that properly balances engagement, content management, and access control. There are a number of indicators that define whether or not an effective BI governance strategy is in place.
In a well-governed BI Environment, all of the following is true:
If your BI governance framework is not yielding the above results, your governance toolkit and processes are falling short.
A comprehensive BI Governance strategy extends well beyond security and basic data governance. It must provide a holistic toolkit that simultaneously builds trust with the user community and focuses on BI resource optimization.
Access control in a governed environment is about achieving a balance between security and discoverability. The right balance of security and discoverability presents users with enough information about discoverable content to allow them to enable them to request access, while simultaneously protecting sensitive corporate data from unauthorized access.
Metric Insights enables analysts to publish content that is discoverable to users who have not explicitly been assigned access.
To generate trust and transparency in a BI System, users must be presented with sufficient metadata about a visualization so that they see the data in the visualization in context. Critical metadata must be fully searchable and must include:
Metric Insights provides the capability to extend existing BI tool metadata with custom fields, certification workflows and documentation.
Widespread usage of analytics by users across the various business units in your organization is the single most effective measure of effective BI governance processes. Any comprehensive BI governance program must collect and leverage usage data to support the following goals:
Metric Insights captures comprehensive usage statistics and provides the necessary tools to understand engagement over time and optimize the content catalog for users.
Effectively managing BI Tool licensing is an essential element of BI Tool governance. This process involves the detailed analysis of usage and the performance of 3 critical functions:
Metric Insights collects BI tool metadata and identifies opportunities to provision, de-provision or downgrade tool licenses to optimize BI spend.