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I decided to come up with my own list of an ideal Business Intelligence consulting company. I know this is rudimentary, however, I’ve been thinking about various factors that help to distinguish between good and bad consulting companies. Partly, my motivation to write this post is coming from a surprising number of new companies that all claim to be business intelligence experts. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not bashing all new companies – I just have a grudge against fake companies / consultants that trigger a general distrust in BI technology software suite. Here’s a list in no particular order:

Consultancy that is successful:
– has adequate financial resources to maintain payroll and fight invoice lag
– has leaders who have excellent understanding of what’s involved in successful BI projects from the points of staffing, project management, and client relations
– rewards its consultants accordingly, deals with them fairly. it’s helping to increase performance and productivity and in the long run will bring more business from satisfied customers
– it is realistic – doesn’t promise to over deliver… doesn’t underbid the project intentionally and then “blackmails” the client
– actively participates in conferences and trade shows
– has a good informational web site that it’s using to communicate to prospective clientele

Those are few things that I’ve thought about. Please feel free to add more in your comments.

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