The Business Intelligence (BI) program and services should be stable, current, and continuously improve operations in serving enterprise data to the user community. Through collaboration and innovation, the program should empower users with self-service BI capabilities to analyze and visualize enterprise data in an insightful manner. With cost effective stewardship, the program should develop intuitive design solutions using lean and agile methods to create a positive user experience and promote the needs of the agency’s mission.
Taking a validated learning approach, the selected vendor will provide the services required to meet CMS’s objectives the for Business Intelligence projects, tasks and tools that support various applications, data warehouses, decision support and analytical systems, management information systems, data mining and Agency data and information products as well as support development and maintenance program initiatives for CMS, to include but not limited to, data dissemination and data extraction capabilities.
This effort provides a wide user community with a layer of business intelligence tools to access and analyze IDR resident data on Health Care Providers, Claims, and Beneficiaries. Tools such as SAS EBI, MicroStrategy, Cognos and Business Objects provide data mart and data analysis capabilities for the user community that lead to more informed management decisions.