Data Strategy: An Executable Approach
Most Strategies sit on a shelf and gather dust. Ours don’t. Introducing the Executable Data Strategy.
Search Discovery’s Executable Data Strategy solutions are built for action.
Understand Your Data
Understanding data requires knowing where your data comes from, how it is collected, and how it’s defined.
Architect Your Data
Architecting your data includes connections and API’s, how you go about transforming data, and how data is stored for utilization and analysis.
Activate Your Data
Activating your data is when you put the data strategy to work by identifying insights, automating processes, and accelerating business impact.
Plan for your Desired Outcomes
The starting point for any solid data strategy is beginning with the end in mind. We call this identifying your Desired Outcomes. It requires visualizing what you want to accomplish and assessing whether or not you have the capabilities and resources to get there.
Search Discovery helps clients identify Desired Outcomes by first understanding each organization’s mission and goals. Then we strategize what’s possible. We do this through facilitated Discovery Workshops, onsite interviews, process deep dives, and multiple other ways that enable us to help you find purpose in your data.
Break down your data silos
Most companies have mission-critical data locked away in disparate systems. This scenario provides a fragmented view of both customers and corporate operations. Yet, breaking down the data silos is often a scary and technically challenging endeavor. Analysts usually fear that their data will be misunderstood and misrepresented. While technologists search for solutions that aggregate and federate data.
Our approach enables companies to work smarter with data so that combined datasets deliver greater insights than what’s possible in isolated streams. We do this by identifying use cases and envisioning possibilities so that data can be analyzed for optimal usage and activated for business impact.
Use data as a strategic asset
There’s an age-old question that asks…”How much data do you want, and how long do you want to keep it?” The rhetorical answer: “All of it, forever.”
In today’s modern world where data accumulates every millisecond, we know that this answer is not tenable. So rather than collecting every byte of data possible, we help companies recognize what data to collect and how to yield business value from their data. Are you using your data to gain a competitive advantage?