Strategy & Advisory

The right focus. The right strategy. The right outcomes.

Is your organisation looking to leverage your critical data assets to deliver critical business insights? Meet all your strategic requirements with InfoCentric – the experts in data and analytics strategies.

WHAT SETS US APART

InfoCentric has an experienced team of strategists, analysts and architects that have been helping enterprise scale organisations to develop strategies that can be implemented effectively.

Our approach is pragmatic and outcomes focused, and with our experience we are deeply attuned to the political issues that often arise when forming new strategies – and we know how to manage them properly.

That’s how we know that our strategies can fit within the big picture and day-to-day reality of your organisation.

What’s more, we keep our consulting rates competitive and flexible. That’s because we believe understanding your needs is the foundation of any long-term partnership.

OUR KEY PRINCIPLES

InfoCentric’s Information Management Framework has been developed and leveraged over 13 years from delivering high quality advisory services to a broad range of customers and industries. The framework is focused heavily on two key areas – Information Management and Data Governance. The principles that we have adopted whilst industry standard, enable a consistent and pragmatic approach, getting to a result quickly and efficiently, and ultimately saving time and money.

OUR KEY SERVICES

InfoCentric has extensive experience in assisting organisations with a range of advisory and consulting services:

  1. Data Strategy
  2. Data Architectural Reviews
  3. Data Analysis
  4. Business Case Development

Data Strategy

The ability to become a data driven organisation is shaped by aligning your data strategy to the business strategic goals and objectives. A well written data strategy enables investment and capability decisions that will support better access to information and insights, consolidate data and lay the foundation for meeting key performance metrics.
Every strategy engagement is tailored to the customer’s unique business environment and specific business problems.

The outcomes of our strategies may include the following elements:

  1. A set of business-led, high-level use cases
  2. Current state assessment of data analytics, information management and data governance
  3. Desired target state including architecture, technology platform, operating model and organisational structure
  4. Gap analysis and prioritised roadmap to achieve the desired target state

Data Architecture

Most organisations are on the journey to a multi-cloud environment. An architectural review is often required to determine specific use cases that can be supported by the existing data platform eco-system, and where necessary, the introduction and integration of new data services and solutions. There are often a multitude of architectural decisions to be made – InfoCentric can help you make the right decisions for the right situation.

A typical review will take into consideration the guiding principles, capability architecture, conceptual architecture and high level technical architecture to support your data and analytics solution requirements.

Data Analysis

A critical aspect of any data and analytics initiative requires experienced data analysts to work closely with lines of business and data engineers to use various techniques to define and elicit data requirements and extract meaningful insights from data sets.  This critical service requires knowledgeable and experienced data practitioners who can interpret, design and build data models, analyse and profile data to support transformation and integration efforts downstream.

A typical data analyst engagement focuses on reviewing the analysing source systems, exploratory data analysis, data modelling and design, drawing conclusions and communicating the findings to key stakeholders.  The tasks and activities for each engagement can range significantly based on the quality, type and complexity of data, and the level of detail required.

Business Case Development

We understand that the investment in building an organisational data and analytics capability should be a self-funding exercise.  We have extensive experience in business case development and can also assist beyond this strategy phase in framing a business case that articulates benefits in practical terms with required quantitative benefits, assumptions and financial analysis.

Our deliverables are designed to be easily consumed, with a good balance of business and technology, being pragmatic and practical, so that the follow-up steps are clear, transparent and implementable.

Michael Power, Head of Advisory Services

BENEFITS

With our strategy and architecture experts, your business will benefit from:

  1. High impact, pragmatic and implementable strategies
  2. Leading solution architecture advice for your journey to cloud
  3. Data Analysis designed to support advanced use cases
  4. Capability maturity assessments to support your roadmap of investment
  5. Business cases supporting investment decision making
Ready for the right strategy – and the right outcomes?