Data Management Consulting Helps Answer You Execute
The business world is filled with an overwhelming influx of information that can be simplified with data management. As you go about daily business, you probably have asked something like one of these questions:
- How do I know what metrics to pay attention to?
- How much variance is there in my production?
- What are my sales numbers really telling me?
A successful business relies on having access to information that is meaningful. And meaningful information translates to better decisions. The best way to improve access to information is by utilizing data management strategies. But what does that mean exactly?
Data Management Surfaces Vital Information
As business consultants we come in wanting to understand what is most meaningful to you, and then as technology experts we engineer solutions that surface what we like to call Actionable Intelligence. Let’s break that apart.
SQL Server Stack
Entrance is very familiar with the entire SQL Server product stack, whether you need performance tuning on an existing back-end database or an entire new database built out from scratch.
Master Data Management
Master Data Management is all about creating a single version of the truth in your business’s data. Usually MDM projects are critical first-step enablers for analytics and visualization initiatives. SQL Server’s Master Data Services and Data Quality Services products provide a very cost effective way for organizations to get started with MDM with making a large investment in third party software. You may already be licensed for MDS and DQS with your existing SQL Server environment, so you can get started with no additional software licensing cost.
SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
Entrance has been building SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports for as long as the product has been in the SQL Server suite. If you don’t need fancy visualizations and tabular reports are what you are after, then Entrance can deliver that for you via SSRS.
See our case study for an example of how data management benefited one Entrance client. Or call us today: 888-659-8588
Data Management is a long term, strategic project that creates a strategy for your information assets and helps slice and dice them into relevant intelligence. The key to surfacing strategic business intelligence for our clients is having both the business acumen to understand the larger goals at hand and the database management repertoire to know exactly how to engineer that goal into a reality that will make sense for them long term.
Dashboards provide the tactical daily inputs necessary to really turn knowledge into action. They surface essential metrics as key performance indicators. These give decision makers at-a-glance insights into timely information that’s relevant to them.
With custom dashboards, not only is it possible to quickly determine where your attention is needed, drill-downs then provide an easy way to dig further into the in-depth details that are affecting your business, and analyze the underlying inputs.
So when we say that we provide actionable intelligence, we mean that we offer information at two levels. We give both an overview that will catch your attention, and also provide the meaty metrics to support analysis. Without the overview, you’d spend unnecessary time figuring out where to focus, and without the managed data, you wouldn’t have what you needed to act on any problems you see.
The business world currently only has access to about 1% of available information. What are you missing as a result? We strongly believe that knowledge is as knowledge does, and thrive on turning data into true knowledge.
Read this case study to see what data management could do for your company.
To see how visualizing data changes what you can do with it, learn more about our Tableau consulting services.