Business Intelligence Applications for the Nonprofit Sector

Business Intelligence Applications for the Nonprofit Sector

Now is the ideal time for nonprofits to learn more about business intelligence (BI) — the processes and technologies that transform data into information to help move an organization forward. Heller Consulting’s latest paper, Business Intelligence Applications for the Nonprofit Sector is an excellent way to learn the details of what BI is and what nonprofits need to know about it. It also provides a review of the current BI technology landscape.

Why Business Intelligence, and Why Now?

More nonprofits are understanding the value of Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) to their organizations and have discovered that a solid CRM foundation eliminates many roadblocks that previously prevented them from taking advantage of BI. Also, the cost of BI solutions has come down, and technology has become more accessible.

But, the time is right for BI not simply because the sector can now access these tools. The time is right because today’s constituents expect a more custom, user-centric experience. In order to create this type of content — to be able to appeal to constituents in the most compelling way — nonprofits must better understand their constituents. And, filtering rich CRM data with BI tools is the most effective way to gain this understanding.

In this paper, Heller Consulting shares their experience and insights on BI, including:

  • An introduction to BI: what it is, key terms associated with BI, and why the time is right for nonprofits to seek the value of BI.
  • An overview of the strategy, business alignment, and technical foundation that should precede a BI effort.
  • A review of some of the BI tools available on the market — including guidance on pricing, complexity, and experience in the nonprofit sector.

In addition, Heller provides a detailed review a variety of the applications available today.

Find out more about Business Intelligence Applications for the Nonprofit Sector and discover how your organization can gain value from business intelligence. It will be worth your time!

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  1. Here are some tips on data and analytics from the SAP team. Successful organizations have always used information like this. The difference is that now the data can be readily exposed and cross related.

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