The Map of the Intelligent Enterprise.

The Intelligent Enterprise is the ultimate data-driven organization. It harnesses traditionally counteractive forces—agility and governance, convenience and security, ease of use and enterprise functionality—to go beyond business intelligence and deliver transformative insights to every user, constituent, and partner. Today, every forward-leaning company is racing to become an Intelligent Enterprise. Why? Because organizations that build this intelligent edge over competitors will be the dominant force of tomorrow.

To get there, start here.

Transforming your organization into an Intelligent Enterprise takes the right combination of technology, technique, and vision. To guide you on the journey, we developed a comprehensive Map of the Intelligent Enterprise and a 4-step approach to help you get started:

Evaluate the external pressures that are impacting your organization today.

Catalog all of your enterprise assets. Determine which data sources, systems, and capabilities would benefit different users and constituents.

Empower individuals and teams with access to powerful analytical tools, while establishing a foundation for a single version of the truth.

Begin your journey forward. Deploy, build, launch, and evolve your intelligent applications as you advance on your journey.

Explore the map:

External forces
Technology Opportunities
  • Cloud Computing
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Computing
  • Blockchain
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things
  • Digital Identity
Market Disruptors
  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Alibaba
  • Twitter
  • Microsoft
External forces
Regulatory Requirements
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Employment and Labor
  • Financial
  • Environmental
  • Health and Safety
Competitive Forces
  • New Entrants
  • Supplier Bargaining Power
  • Buyer Bargaining Power
  • Threat of Substitute Products
  • Intensity of Rivalry among Competitors
Enterprise Assets
Enterprise Assets 150+ Drivers and Gateways
  • SQL
  • MDX
  • Hadoop
  • Applications
Intelligence Center
  • Applications
  • Mobility
  • Intelligence
  • Services
  • Departmental
  • Enterprise
  • Platforms
  • Analytics
  • Administration
  • Identity
  • Database
  • Systems
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Amazon Web Services
  • On-Premises
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Century Link
  • Google Cloud
  • IBM Cloud
  • Oracle Cloud
  • Rackspace
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • Vmware
  • Linux
  • Windows
  • Intelligence Director
  • Application Architect
  • Services Architect
  • Analytics Architect
  • Database Architect
  • Mobile Architect
  • Platform Administrator
  • Identity Architect
  • System Administrator
Intelligence Applications
  • Executives
  • Management
  • Sales Reps
  • Workforce
  • Vendors
  • Influencers
  • VIP Clientele
  • Customers
  • Citizens
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Manufacturing
  • Field Service
  • Finance
  • HR
  • IT
  • Facilities
  • Vendors
  • Customers
  • Wall
  • TV
  • Desktop
  • Web
  • Tablet
  • Phone
  • Watch
  • Voice
  • Enterprise Analytics
  • Enterprise Reporting
  • Big Data
  • Data Discovery
  • Embedded Analytics
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Mobile Analytics
  • Mobile Productivity
  • External Apps
  • Identity, Security, and Comms
  • Mobile Telemetry and IoT
  • Executives
  • Business Users
  • Analysts
  • Data Scientists
  • Developers

Forces of Change

Every organization has to cope with external pressures that are constantly shaping the space in which they operate. These pressures influence every enterprise constituent in some way, and enterprises have to react in order to continue to do business, attract talent, serve customers, and grow.

Enterprise Assets

A complete intelligence platform enables organizations to fully leverage their existing enterprise data assets–from RDBMS systems, to Multi-Dimensional Expressions (MDX) cube sources, Hadoop systems, NOSQL databases, and cloud-hosted data sources.

  • SQL

    IBM DB2
    Oracle Database
    Google Bigquery
    SAP Hana
    Postgre SQL
    Microsoft SQL Server
  • MDX

    Cognos TM1
    Oracle Essbase
    SQL Server
  • Hadoop

    Amazon EMR

    Mongo DB
  • Applications

See all supported data sources

Intelligence Platform

The journey towards the Intelligent Enterprise is built on the foundation of a cohesive, modern platform that provides the capabilities to quickly build, deploy, and maintain sophisticated intelligence applications.

Intelligence Platform Services

An integrated set of core services powers an industrial-strength intelligence infrastructure and delivers a suite of add-on capabilities that can enhance any application.

  • Drivers and Gateways

    This vast and growing library of native gateways and drivers makes it easy for organizations to leverage their existing enterprise resources.

  • Platform Services

    These critical capabilities deliver the scalability, clustering, fault tolerance, and platform analytics necessary to deploy suites of intelligence applications.

  • Application Services

    These services allow developers to enrich their intelligence applications by easily integrating advanced capabilities, such as transactions, collaboration and geospatial analytics, without custom coding.

Intelligence Platform Metadata

A next-generation platform employs a metadata repository that indexes and abstracts an organization’s data into an enterprise semantic graph, allowing users to rapidly build contextual applications and deploy them on any device.

  • Schema

    The platform delivers the ability to create a layer of shared objects, e.g. attributes, metrics, filters, and more. These are the building blocks of an enterprise’s single version of the truth, and work to reduce TCO.

  • Data

    A modern Intelligence Platform provides the ability to bring together certified, federated collections of data that can be published to enterprise architects and departmental analysts.

  • Applications

    The platform also delivers the ability to go beyond BI reports, by building and deploying actionable intelligence applications that are packaged and published to users of any kind.

  • Security

    These capabilities deliver the integrated, enterprise-grade security needed to quickly develop and deploy personalized applications across the enterprise.

  • Client Products

    A comprehensive range of client products enables organizations8 to deliver analytical experiences to every user, through interfaces tailored to their needs.

Intelligence Center

To realize the full potential of its intelligence platform, an organization should establish a robust intelligence center that employs the latest best practices and leverages training, support, and consulting services to develop the people and programs that ensure success.

  • Programs

    By implementing a sequence of intelligence programs, organizations can set the stage for successful deployments, optimized systems, and satisfied constituents. Foundational programs can help organizations design, install, configure and deploy optimized Intelligent Enterprise architectures, while developmental programs can guide them in the creation of powerful analytic and mobile intelligence applications.

  • Architecture

    An Intelligent Enterprise needs a flexible and extensible architectural foundation that can support diverse modes of operation, from departmental implementations to enterprise-wide deployments, while ensuring performance, data governance, and security.

  • Deployment

    An organization transforming into an Intelligent Enterprise must adapt to continually changing requirements. A modern intelligence platform will give them the flexibility to deploy on their choice of infrastructure - from dedicated on-premise implementations to virtualized cloud deployments, and everything in between.

  • Personas

    To deploy, govern, and optimize an Intelligent Enterprise ecosystem, it takes a team with the right skills. That’s why it’s important to build a dedicated Intelligence Center, staffed by administrators and architects who are precisely skilled in specific aspects of a deployment. Training and education are a key part of building a capable team.

Intelligence Applications

A complete Intelligence Platform lays the framework for deploying intelligence applications that empower every employee, partner, customer, and constituent. How? By supporting both self-service data discovery and the delivery of specialized departmental and enterprise applications.

  • Roles

    A complete platform should support every user role, ranging from executives and business users engaged in self-service data discovery, to analysts and data scientists building analytics and mobility applications for their departments, to developers producing highly-specialized intelligence applications for enterprise-wide deployment.

  • Applications

    Modern organizations demand a breadth of enterprise capabilities, including big data analytics, data discovery, mobile telemetry, automated reporting, and more. A true enterprise platform delivers all of these at once, giving organizations the ability to quickly deploy any number of custom applications that put insights in the hands of everyone across the enterprise.

  • Devices

    Today’s users expect immediate access to data-driven insights, no matter their location. A complete platform delivers applications across a comprehensive array of client devices, enabling users to consume and interact with intelligence on the devices best-suited for their roles and work flows.

  • Functions

    A complete platform should support user roles across all organizational functions—from operations, to marketing, sales, finance, IT, HR, and more. With the infrastructure and capabilities to support distributed, departmental analytics, organizations can empower users across any function while ensuring everyone adheres to a single version of the truth.

  • Users

    Business analysts need the ability to conduct on-the-fly data discovery, while consumers, like executives or managers, need access to applications running on certified enterprise data. A true Intelligence Platform empowers organizations to meet the needs of both--and everything in between.

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Featured Resources

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Intelligent Enterprise Companion Brochure

This brochure unpacks and provides details about each component of the Map of the Intelligent Enterprise.

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Map of the Intelligent Enterprise

The Map of the Intelligent Enterprise illustrates our comprehensive understanding of the dynamics at play in a business landscape.

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Map of the Intelligent Enterprise for the CFO

This map presents the Intelligent Enterprise in the context of the modern Finance organization.

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Map of the Intelligent Enterprise for the CHRO

This map presents the Intelligent Enterprise in the context of the modern HR organization.

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