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Simpson Associates’ Modern Data Analytics Assessment

Our Modern Data Analytics Assessment, available as an Essentials or Premium package, focuses on how a data strategy and data platform can enable your business to reach its corporate goals. We look at where you are now on your data journey, where you want to be, and most importantly, a roadmap to get you there.

What is the Modern Data Analytics Premium Assessment?

Perfect for an organisation not currently cloud enabled, having challenges with their current analytics platform, or who don’t have a data platform in place. The Modern Data Analytics Premium Assessment helps businesses to define a data modernisation roadmap – helping you to get the most out of your data.

Do you find yourself with multiple versions of the truth? Relying on manually created reports? Spending excessive time and effort on manual data processing? Alternatively, is your current data solution slow or inefficient, and not keeping up with user demand?

It can be hard to break the cycle with inadequacies like these, but with the Modern Data Analytics Premium Assessment, the path will become much clearer. It will enable you to understand best practices around developing a data platform, and appreciate the art of the possible.

Through a detailed assessment of strategic objectives, technical requirements, processes and capabilities, we can help define the current state of your data, as well as a strategy for your data modernisation and a roadmap on how to get there. Throughout this assessment, we will focus on your corporate goals, alongside cloud technologies, to ensure the roadmap you receive fits your business purposes.

Benefits of the Modern Data Analytics Assessment

Receive an objective assessment of your current data landscape, technologies, processes and maturity

Benefit from clear recommendations to facilitate a successful and controlled data cloud migration

Quicker access to information and reporting

Receive a high-level technical blueprint for your Azure and/or Power BI Platform

Improved data that you can trust!

Gaining a clear vision of the future state of your data

Ensure your roadmap is aligned with your corporate, technological and data goals.

Better data management and improved governance

Develop best practices and improve the confidence, accuracy and reliability of your data.

Ability to focus more on corporate goals

Modernise your data to be a tool for organisational growth.

Removal of manual data process to increase efficiency

Redistribute resources from manual data processing activities to deliver analytics or more impactful work

This innovative solution has the potential to revolutionise how your authority supports accesses and uses citizens data across their authority.

The assessment will help your business to understand the complexities of adopting cloud data services, by providing you with all the information you need to take the next step. It adds value if you are just at the beginning of your data journey, have a legacy data warehouse solution or are not getting the expected value from the current cloud platform that you have in place.

The assessment typically requires 8 to 10 hours of your time over a series of 1.5-hour workshops, aiming to complete the whole assessment process within 2 to 4 weeks.  We work with you to define the detailed scope and deliverables of the engagement, then align resources so the process is as meets the required timelines.

We will provide all the information you need to move to the next stage of your data journey. The output document typically presented in PowerPoint, will provide a clear picture of the options, the expected benefits, the skills required, the anticipated costs and most importantly a roadmap to get you there.

Modern Data Analytics Assessment deliverables: What you get

Understand

During this phase we concentrate on understanding your organisation by reviewing the current state and assess any technical analytical applications that are in scope.  We have developed our unique Data Maturity Assessment Tool, and this will be used to gain a full understand of the maturity of the use of data across the organisation.  We spend time understand the business needs and goals and how data is expected to be used.  Finally, we conduct a skills assessment of the organisation. 

Educate

This phase concentrates on educating the organisation on the possibilities of using Azure Data Services and exploring possible architectures to support potential use cases.  

Define

During this phase we concentrate on understanding your organisation by reviewing the current state and assess any technical analytical applications that are in scope.  We have developed our unique Data Maturity Assessment Tool, and this will be used to gain a full understand of the maturity of the use of data across the organisation.  We spend time understand the business needs and goals and how data is expected to be used.  Finally, we conduct a skills assessment of the organisation. 

Outcomes

We will provide all the information you need to move to the next stage of your data journey. The output document typically presented in PowerPoint, will provide a clear picture of the options, the expected benefits, the skills required, the anticipated costs and most importantly a roadmap to get you there.

The opportunity to bring together information and data onto a single data platform is revolutionary.

Kate ThackerDetective Chief Superintendent

Simpson Associates demonstrated that they were true experts in the field; within a few weeks they had a solid understanding of our business requirements and turned around an initial solution within an astonishingly quick timescale. From delivering the budget within a tight timeframe to supporting our learning and development, Simpson Associates has allowed us to become genuinely self-sufficient, sharing their knowledge and expertise at every step of our journey.

Gillian TroupGroup Financial Controller

Simpson Associates provided us with the expertise to see us through the design and the implementation phases and potential problems that we hit and got us through those. But they also understood our needs as a charity, the components that make up our data warehouse come partly from Microsoft, partly from other companies like Civica and Simpson Associates provided the glue to help us bring those together and get the best out of them.

Jon FoxAssociate Director of IT

Simpson Associates was dedicated to matching our brief, There was healthy debate of course but they always presented reasoned responses, or accommodated our wishes when needed. It’s a very flexible relationship and the synergy we’ve built is vital to the knowledge transfer process.

Neil Spreadbury Commercial Finance Officer

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Why Simpson Associates can help customers on their data modernisation journey as a Microsoft Partner

Simpson Associates is a Microsoft Partner with over 30 years of data experience. We have the expertise to help everyone get the most out of Microsoft technologies.

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