A good Business Intelligence strategy needs to take into account several factors.
In the first instance, you need to be aware of any Business Intelligence issues which have a material impact on any decision you may need to make. And in such an crticial area such as Business Intelligence, there will always be issues!
You will also need to be aware of the latest Business Intelligence trends. The industry is consolidating, with two of the largest pure play Business Intelligence vendors having been bought out recently. This is important to know as it can have an impact on any future purchasing decision.
It is also worth being aware of new developments and recent innovations in the world of Business Intelligence as invariably things are becoming bigger, faster and more powerful.
A Business Intelligence solution is never a trivial thing. It requires strong management, a clearly defined Business Intelligence implementation project plan and, if reporting from various data sources, a Business Intelligence migration plan.
These tasks can be made somewhat easier via the use of several Business Intelligence Case Studies and Business Intelligence White Papers.
These are readily available from most of the Business Intelligence software vendors and industry research companies and could prove invaluable to your proposal to implement Business Intelligence into your company.