Data Warehousing

Data Warehousing

Is there an easy button when it comes to Data Warehousing?

Data Warehouse projects can be complex.  Sometimes the challenge comes in the form of data complexity, sometimes it is governance and processes, sometimes organizations do not have the right people, sometimes the gaps in resources, training and mentoring are massive, and sometimes departmental politics rears its head.  If it isn’t one thing causing the challenge, it’s another, and more often than not, it is a number of challenges holding organizations back.

At its roots, data warehousing has ultimately one goal – turning data into insight, visibility and business intelligence to bring clarity to and inform your mission critical business decisions.

Turning your valuable (even if sub-optimized) data into an optimized asset for business clarity: What in our business is working? Why? What patterns are we seeing and what might be possible?  What does clarity mean when harnessed data turns into the powerful ingredient that truly informs the next breakthrough idea, shines a light on the missing link to a game changer strategic decision or surfaces an unforeseen exposure for a disaster avoided?

For some, “data warehousing” only addresses the “how”. At CATCH Intelligence, we help elicit from your leadership team, the vision, strategies and foundation for your organization to make a crucial shift from being dragged down by the haze of decades of desktop data bases, Excel spreadsheets, one off reports, departmental data marts, layers of ungoverned, untrustworthy data silos with inconsistent, parochial definitions of the same things yet producing different answers for the same questions, to a new direction.

At CATCH Intelligence, we believe that a successful data warehouse program begins with a holistic approach, one that starts with a strategic business conversation, making a strong linkage between where the business wants to go and the vision, strategies, capabilities and roadmaps that will produce the architected and reusable data resources, people skills, technologies, processes and practices to incrementally deliver real, transformational business value. We believe that this holistic approach is essential to truly optimize your business decision making.  Bottom Line: A data-driven, analytics-informed business is one that continuously strives for clarity – and creates its destiny.

Information is a company’s most strategic asset and today’s leading businesses are harnessing it to make critical business decisions that will impact the company’s bottom line, meet regulatory deadlines and address customer needs. Businesses of all sizes and in different industries, as well as government agencies, are finding that they can realize significant benefits by implementing a data warehouse. It is generally accepted that data warehousing provides an excellent approach for transforming the vast amounts of data that exist in these organizations into useful and reliable information for getting answers to their questions and to support the decision making process. A data warehouse provides the base for the powerful data analysis techniques that are available today such as data mining, analytics, self-service, and predictive as well as the more traditional query and reporting.  A solid data warehouse is the foundation for organizations to enable BI, analytics and effective reporting.

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