Capitalizing on the promise of business intelligence and analytics

RESTON, Virginia – August 8, 2011 – HARKEN DATA, formerly known as Provansys Corporation , a strategy and technology consultancy focused exclusively on business intelligence (BI) and analytic solutions, now offers consulting services and solutions to help organizations build a Business Intelligence Competency Center (BICC). According to a Gartner Research (Gartner Market Trends: Business Intelligence, Worldwide, 2011-2014), “An ongoing revolution in information consumption and usability will result in the number of users of BI, analytics and performance management solutions doubling by 2014.”

BI has consistently remained a top five spending priority for CIOs, however, companies are still struggling to achieve the full potential of their BI investments. One reason for this is that organizations do not have the proper alignment of people, processes and technology. The value of a HARKEN DATA-enabled BICC is that it helps propel this alignment by having an integrated focus on driving business decisions through analytics. A BICC will typically act as a “hub” for BI prioritization, development, implementation, governance and support for BI functions. This includes architecture and design, data management, BI methodologies, skills, tools, metadata, models, organizational alignment, advanced analytics and data warehouse performance.

Creating a BICC is not a ‘one-size that fits all’ approach, but a carefully tailored engagement. HARKEN DATA offers consulting services to help assess and analyze a customer’s existing BI environment against best practices captured from hundreds of successful BI design and implementation experiences. HARKEN DATA consultants then assist the customer in organizing a BICC customized for the needs and priorities of that organization. On a high level, HARKEN DATA’s BICC consulting services include:

BI Assessment: Employs a 4-8 week assessment that clearly identifies the qualities of a BI environment and how business users are receiving value from it

BI Strategy: Delivers a high-level business vision, BI architecture, and BI strategic roadmap to help maximize return on present and future BI investments

BICC Consulting: Assists in creating the scope, change management, roles, processes, and targeted standards, plus rolls out a deployment plan for a BICC. The team also assists with change management and BICC staffing, leveraging pragmatic experience and valuable knowledge in data migration, data management, BI solution development and analytical application support

“Creating a BICC is a maturity milestone for an organization,” said Dan Ross, managing partner of HARKEN DATA. “A common issue our clients face is the inability to react fast enough to changes in their business with existing BI/Analytics related processes and standards. Our BICC services expertise can help an organization manage this change in order to become more nimble and efficient in delivering business value to all levels of an organization.”

HARKEN DATA will showcase its BICC services at the TDWI Business Intelligence Executive Summit on August 7-12, 2011 in San Diego, CA.


HARKEN DATA, formerly known as Provansys, is an industry leading consultancy that delivers best in class business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing strategy, architecture and implementation services that enable organizations to realize the full benefits of their data and information assets. Learn more at

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