Dimensional Excellence - Build it or Buy it?
Large organizations need to manage and align the dimensions that classify and categorize their operational, transactional and analytical systems. Without alignment, analysis and reporting cannot be reconciled with confidence across the enterprise. Deploying an effective enterprise dimension management system is a challenging process with serious risks. Such a system must be scalable and flexible and should meet current and perpetually evolving future business requirements. Those future requirements should be assimilated through simple configuration, rather than requiring complex custom coding. The true total cost of ownership favors the adoption of a proven, configurable, best-of-breed tool for which the costs and implementation timescales are predictable, and through which risks are minimized.