Analytics Assessment

The Foundational Framework You
Need To Thrive With Your Data

The analytics assessment is an evaluation of various factors within your organization that impact the quality of your analytics. We review where you are today, map out where you'd like to go, and provide a plan for how to get there.

This plan serves as a playbook which brings clarity for how and when everything will be accomplished. It contains a roadmap detailing how to implement systems, processes and best practices to put you on the path of utilizing analytics to accomplish your corporate goals and ensures your analytics systems are achieving success for your company.

Assessment Deliverables: 

What you'll get at the end of an assessment

  • Assessment Documentation

    All of the requirements gathered, interview feedback, current/future states, recommendations, proposed plan of action and roadmap organized into one valuable document which you should keep for reference and use as a guide for future development.
  • Detailed Requirements

    Foundations of the design of the final solution and critical before beginning implementation.  The following key elements are captured, defined, and documented (as applicable):
    - Source Systems – General info
    - Source Data Detail – Table layouts, volume, velocity, and variety, 
    - Business Matrix – Matrix of common dimensions by key business process, 
    - Conformed Dimensions
    – Detailed dimension documentation, 
    - System Diagram – High level diagram of the end state solution

  • Roadmap

    A plan that includes details on the suggested approach for delivering the solution along with overall timeline and estimated costs.

How A Typical Assessment Works

Learn more about what an assessment looks like. Seem like too much right now? Start with a free 30-minute Data Strategy Session first.
  • Kick-off Meeting

    The first thing we do is a kick-off call to get ready for an on-site visit.  We discuss your high-level objectives which allow us to suggest a schedule that optimizes our time spent on-site.  This call is also an opportunity for us to request any existing documentation or other items which you may be able to provide ahead of time.
  • On-Site Visit

    One or more consultants will spend 2-5 days on-site conducting interviews, completing data profiling on source systems and gathering the information about your current and desired future states. Interviews may include white-boarding sessions with business users to brainstorm potential reporting requirements, identify relationships and dependencies between KPIs, and begin prioritizing use cases.

  • Compilation and summarization of findings and recommendations

    Additional time is then spent off-site during which Analytics8 consultants will:
      • Compile the information gathered on-site and complete the assessment of the current state environment
        • What is being done today according to best practices?  What can be improved?  What is missing based on requirements collected?
        • Assessment recommendations may be made about data quality and modeling, tool or technology implementations, a high level recommendation about overall architecture, suggestions for alternative tools or technologies, or processes to be followed.
      • Design a proposed future state which incorporates both your future vision with recommendations made based on other requirements collected
        • This may include supporting artifacts to prepare for the recommended path forward such as a business matrix, data models and mock-ups.
      • Outline one or more potential paths to achieve the future state solution.  Provide pros and cons to each proposed plan, high level estimates for the effort involved in each and include a suggestion on which plan will be most beneficial.
      • Outline a “Big Picture Roadmap” which includes the recommended path forward, steps to immediate goals in a Phase 1 and prioritization of potential future phases
  • Presentation of Discovery Findings and Recommended Paths of Action

    We review the final assessment documentation and discuss the recommended course of action and next steps.
  • Provide estimates

    We provide estimates (and a SOW if applicable) for the implementation of Phase 1 of the proposed plan. Now that we’ve identified the path to success for your company, the next step is to implement in an agile methodology which delivers value quickly.