By implementing a modern data platform VAR reduced manual work, obtained better insights, phased out legacy software and discovered possibilities to monetize data.
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Situation: Data is spread out
Finance, administration, HR, marketing, sales teams, and other departments within your organisation need different information to do their work. In many organisations departments are accustomed to working in their own worlds. Each has its own lingo, processes, and challenges. Because your company consists of several of these departments spread over perhaps multiple locations, there is a good chance that your data will be spread across the company in the same way. These separate locations are known as data or information silos.
Due to inconsistencies in data that may overlap across silos, data quality often suffers. And when data is siloed, it is hard for leaders to get a holistic view of the company.
Challenge: Access to enterprise-wide information is key
Data silos seem harmless but undermine productivity, hinder insights, and obstruct collaboration. As the quantity and diversity of data assets grow, data silos also grow.
Competition, the need to cut costs, and the desire to seize opportunities are driving organisations to do more with their data. Access to enterprise-wide information is necessary to maximize operational efficiencies and discover new opportunities.
Solution: A modern data platform and data governance
You can modernize your data platform in such a way that silos do not block data flows or cause rework. You can do this by centralising and optimising data for analysis. Built a future proof data platform that allows for more insights and integration across different systems, without impacting the current business.
With data platform modernisation you can streamline your data across IT systems and remove barriers, so your business can achieve its strategic objectives and goals. A modern data platform can fulfill the current and future (+/- 5 years) data needs. It is often cloud native, integrates data from multiple systems, and is cost efficient to setup and maintain.
When the data is centralised and integrated, there is also an opportunity to centralize data access and control with data governance. Data governance provides a framework for any data related initiatives. It is working at three levels with data: people, process, and technology. Setting up a business glossary, meta data management, and data access policies to facilitate self-service analysis, so business users with permission can easily access the data they need.
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