Gartner Research

Applying Gartner's Pace Layer Model to Business Analytics

Published: 21 December 2011

ID: G00226265

Analyst(s): Neil Chandler


Gartner's pace layer model can help organizations develop an effective, flexible and innovative business analytics strategy. Use the model to map your portfolio of business analytics solutions and develop a long-term, agile road map that leverages your IT investments without stifling innovation.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • Introduction
  • Integrating Pace Layers
    • Connecting People
    • Connecting Information
    • Connecting Processes
  • Classifying Business Analytics to the Right Pace Layer
    • Questions to Identify of Systems of Innovation
    • Questions to Identify Systems of Differentiation
    • Questions to Identify Systems of Record
  • Categories of Business Analytics
    • BI
    • PM
  • Applying Pace Layering to Business Analytics
    • Midsize Company at Level 2 (Opportunistic) Maturity Level
    • Large Enterprise at Level 3 (Standards) Maturity Level
  • Recommendations for Business Analytics Pace Layers
    • Guidance for Systems of Record
    • Guidance for Systems of Differentiation
    • Guidance for Systems of Innovation
  • Applications Frequently Mature Among Layers
  • New Applications Should Be Classified at the Point of Conception
  • Conclusion

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