Enterprise Information Management
SEI understands that effective information management involves more than just collecting and storing data, and when leveraged correctly, can produce real competitive advantages for our clients. Whether the goal is improved operational efficiencies, greater insights in to customers, quicker identification of revenue streams or increased workforce effectiveness, our consultants are here to architect and develop creative, pragmatic solutions to the challenges of managing data and turning it into information.
Our consultants are not limited by a single technology or vendor however we do maintain technical partnerships with industry-leading vendors including Oracle, Informatica, Microsoft and IBM. Possessing experience across multiple technologies and disciplines grants us the flexibility to recommend new technologies or to utilize technologies that are already in-house.
The volume of data being stored by businesses and users is growing and this data is located in disparate repositories including traditional databases, files, websites and social media. Organizing and correlating this data to make effective business decisions requires technology solutions and practices to ensure the data is secured, tracked, cleansed, enriched and understood. The varied experience of our consultants, which includes understanding of best practices and pitfalls to avoid, allows them to assist our clients with the following areas:
- Data Warehouse Design and Architecture
- Data Mart Design and Architecture
- Dimensional Modeling
Business Intelligence Analytics and Reporting
Even with data organized in a Data Warehouse, Data Mart, OLAP solution, or in-memory store, gaining the most insight from this information requires presentation and distribution in the most appropriate way. Our consultants help to ensure executives and knowledge workers have the information they need at their fingertips, when they need it, by providing support and leadership in the following activities:
- Performance Management
- Balanced Scorecards
- Ad hoc and Guided Analytics / OLAP
- Predictive Analytics
- Formatted Reports
With the expansion of technologies and practices for the collection, integration, and dissemination of data come new challenges. Enterprises are recognizing the need to manage data as an asset. This requires the specification of clear objectives and rules of engagement and policies concerning management and use of data. No different than cash or physical assets, it requires engaging the appropriate people, in the establishment of policies for inventorying, defining, controlling access to, and approving the use of data. Beyond the initial development of policy, enterprises need to be prepared to support the ongoing review, refinement and execution of those policies.
SEI offers our clients help in the establishment of the policies, practices and technologies necessary to manage and leverage data assets. While we use our own reference framework in thinking about and coordinating action around client engagements, we readily adapt to the specific client situation.
Our typical engagements address the following topics:
- Design and initiation of Data Governance Organization
- Design and Initiation of Data Governance Process
- Metadata Management
- Master Data
- Data Quality
- Data Auditing and Security
- Data Architecture Organization and Practices