Check Your Spending per BI Employee Against an Industry Benchmark

  • by Scott Wallask, Managing Editor
  • February 19, 2013
Dr. Bjarne Berg of Comerit offers some useful benchmarks for BI projects, including spending per BI employee.

For many of you, return on investment (ROI) is a nebulous term that can be hard to pin down when it comes to tracking the success of a BI project. However, ROI is an important measure that executives look to for confirmation that a project brings results.

Dr. Bjarne Berg, vice president of IT at Comerit and a popular blogger at our sister Web site, Insider Learning Network, said developers and technical team members who are on project teams must become familiar with ROI efforts.

Berg to Present at BI 2013

Dr. Bjarne Berg will speak further about strategies to calculate ROI at our BI 2013 conference, which takes place March 19-22 in Las Vegas.

Asked about useful benchmarks for BI projects, Berg mentioned there are good standards to compare your company against; benchmarks are not necessarily on a case-by-case basis. For example, here’s a helpful statistic for your BI project teams:

Scott Wallask

Scott Wallask was the managing editor for the BI, BusinessObjects, and HANA content of SAPexperts. He has covered SAP for WIS since May 2010, with a focus on SAP NetWeaver BW, HANA, BusinessObjects, customer relationship management, supply chain management, and human resources. He has spent 19 years as a writer and editor, including stints as a reporter at several newspapers in the Boston area. For 12 years starting in 1998, he created in-depth content about fire safety and OSHA regulations in hospitals while working at HCPro, a healthcare publishing company. In 2005, he won a first place award for best instructional reporting from the Specialized Information Publishers Association for his series on fire protection efforts in nursing homes. He graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern University in 1994 with a BA degree in print journalism.

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