Data Strategy, Governance and Management

Data Strategy and Management

Data should be one of your greatest assets. Trustworthy, integrated, quality data enables evidence-based business decisions, drives productivity and excellence and promotes collaboration and communications.

To maximize its use, however, data needs to be treated like any other key asset – that means defining a strategy for its use and how it will be managed.

RSM’s business intelligence (BI) services encompass the people, processes and enabling technology that can help you transform your data into an enterprise asset and a competitive advantage, including:

Data strategy and road map

Your BI strategy and road map are the vision and pragmatic implementation guidelines leading to robust reporting and analysis. They are critical to moving your organization to true evidence-based decision-making and driving innovation. Your BI strategy should align with your business goals, identify the required supporting processes and organizational constructs and outline the overall enabling technology.

Data governance

Data governance provides the framework that enables raw data to become a strategic, enterprise asset. Our data governance framework helps you objectively align your organization’s business with its business goals, define enterprise data and prioritize and manage data-related initiatives.

Data architecture

The proper data architecture helps you control overall technology spend, reduce development time, enforce consistency and facilitate consistent reporting and analytics. It can also make it easier to manage your data, determine the impact of requested changes and evaluate new technology. By developing a common data platform, you’ll be better prepared to meet your data consumers’ diverse reporting and analytics needs.

BI Rapid Assessment®

Most organizations today are literally drowning in data. Yet, accessing and leveraging the data they need to remain competitive and improve results can be difficult at best.  Whether it’s getting started with reporting and analytics or addressing a specific issue associated with an existing capability, a BI Rapid Assessment helps you quickly evaluate the situation and provides you with pragmatic recommendations and solutions.  RSM can evaluate your data challenges and simplify the process to achieve quick, meaningful wins.

Information overload can lead to:

  • No one version of the truth—the same information yields different results
  • Inaccurate data
  • Data that can't be easily analyzed to improve decision making and financial operating results
  • Difficulty in arming the sales force with mobile analytics

Quickly assess your BI needs

BI tools allows users to consolidate, search, visualize and analyze multiple data sources in an associative manner. At RSM, our professionals understand that today's knowledge is the foundation for answering tomorrow's questions, and a BI platform that can provide you with those answers is valuable and worth adopting.

Our Rapid Assessment® is a "quick-hit," diagnostic tool aimed at getting to the information you need easily and painlessly. At the end of our assessment, you receive a complete analysis and custom report, including components based on your organization's strategic priorities.

Frequently, clients request rapid assessments to address specific issues, including data quality, data architecture or wider challenges, such as data governance or a current BI implementation. We tailor the assessment to meet your organization’s unique challenges.

Why RSM?

Creating a strategic asset from disparate data calls for experienced BI professionals. At RSM, our professionals are far more than technicians, we’re business analysts and problem solvers working with businesses of all kinds, sharing leading practices and enterprise-level frameworks.

We collaborate with you to bring one source of truth and align your BI capabilities with your unique business goals. Together, we establish the strategy and pragmatic road map to get you where you need to be and design an effective architecture to maximize technology decisions and provide consistency in reporting and analytics.

Your data is a significant asset. Call RSM to begin taking advantage of it.

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