You have been tasked with developing an approach for transitioning your organization, or an organization
you are familiar with, from a “spreadsheet-driven” data analysis environment to a Business Intelligence (BI)
environment which includes a Business Analytics (BA) function. Your approach should fulfill the following
1) Discuss what benefits could the company realize from using a BI/BA environment.
2) Discuss what challenges your selected organization might encounter in transitioning to the new
environment; challenges such as organizational culture, skills, technologies including tools, as examples.
3) Develop a system diagram displaying at a conceptual level, what the BI/BA environment would look like.
4) Make the approach actionable. After reading your paper, the reader should not wonder what steps need to
be undertaken to implement this approach.
Your paper should be a minimum of 2 pages in length, not including title and reference pages, and must fully
address the assignment requirements. It should conform to CSU Global Writing Center (Links to an external
site.). Include at least two credible references in addition to the course textbook. The CSU Global Library
(Links to an external site.) is a good place to find these references.