Strategy and Advisory

What is your business trying to do and how is your data supporting the effort?

Data Architecture, Data Management, and Analytics are on your mind. You’re not sure you’re getting what you need from your data to support your goals.

We’re business-focused and vendor neutral advisors. We’ll help you develop or review your overall business data and technical strategy. And, we’ll provide expert advice on architecture and best case scenarios regarding the technologies you choose to support the business of business intelligence (BI).

Information Management (IM) Strategy and Roadmaps

We review your existing strategy, provide a directive report on our findings, and/or develop a roadmap and the business justification for executing key projects. A comprehensive Strategy and Roadmap should address, People (organization and governance), Process, and Technology. At STS, we work with our clients to customize a methodology for developing a strategy and roadmap that meets their specific needs and budget.

Our methodology, shown below, is customized to meet each client’s need. We ensure our client understands the process of developing the strategy and roadmap so they can continue to refine the roadmap going forward.

Analytic Architecture and Platform Assessments

We’ll define the project for a new implementation or evaluate your current analytic platform effectiveness, and report on our findings. From developing the business justification and performing a BI platform upgrade like moving from Business Objects 4.1 to 5.0 or making a strategic decision to move to a grid platform for processing big data we will help you:

  • avoid functional and technical missteps
  • see ways to simplify, optimize, and automate to save time and money
  • develop or refine the technical roadmap
  • optimize the technology investment, and scale it in a cost effective way