II. Evaluating the Beauty Salon’s Business Infrastructure
In this sample project plan for beauty salon business intelligence, the infrastructure supports everything that is related to women's beauty regimen. Aside from the raw operational data collected, there should be additional information for which strategic financial and marketing decisions are made.
This may be delivered in the form of educational resources for spa and skin care services, latest trends in hair, nail, make-up, color and styles as well as innovations in devices and equipment for beauty treatment and enhancements. Other important areas of good value would be about green initiatives, organic ingredients, health and safety regulations, promotional strategies, and competitive pricing through better cost allocation.
Evaluations should start with the operating systems that support the day-to-day operations; hence it must be efficient and automated in its delivery of historical facts. Next is the data warehouse that is designed to bring in the different variables that will enhance customer relationships, operational efficiency and productivity, web visibility and profit optimization.
On top of these two structural layers are the BI applications that are based on the need and resources of the beauty salon as an enterprise. A balanced scorecard provides a summary of the business analytics as it puts into view the target categories, i.e. financial, customer, human resources, capital assets, and other classifications of intelligence that could accelerate the resolution of business issues.
An open-source application has the flexibility to integrate with other tools and online systems. A start-up business can have as much information without the need to invest heavily on programming services. Yet it can still make use of a system that works well with data farmed from any sources, including those coming from other business intelligence providers.
This stands opposed to the infrastructures used by large-sized or highly-complex organizations operating globally, whose proprietary systems are programmed by math-savvy software engineers and maintained by experienced IT specialists.
The emphasis in evaluating the infrastructure is in determining the efficiency achieved by the layers as technological tools. The aim is to streamline the tool functions from point of compilation, to storage, and to data management in a way that they can reduce expenditures and limit the strain on capital investments. Additional information for innovations and techniques in beauty trends are for making informed business decisions for expansions or additional investments that could enhance competitiveness and, subsequently, profitability.