Consulting companies, systems integrators, and outsourcers are faced with increasing demand from their clients.
Business Intelligence capabilities are becoming top priority for many organizations. Gartner predicts Business Intelligence to be one of the hottest professional service categories over the next five years, averaging between seven and eight percent growth per year. However, the ability to provide skilled technical resources to deliver on the massive backlog of requirements is restricting the value of Business Intelligence initiatives.
Consulting companies, systems integrators, and outsourcers are faced with increased demand from their clients but are challenged to fulfill the number of resources to deliver quality work in tight timeframes. These service providers are faced with the following issues:
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- Deep skills in Informatica, Ascential, Ab Initio or other ETL tools can be difficult to find. Though training can fill some gaps, organizations are reluctant to let “first-timers” be responsible for such large and important projects.
- Quality, initiative, work ethic, communication skills, and problem solving skills are inconsistent in the independent contractor market. To make matters worse, contractors often demand long term contracts.
- Interviewing resources one by one, either for full time work or sub-contracting, followed by salary or rate negotiations is extremely time consuming and costly.