Overview of Services Advisory Services
ASSESSMENTS Readiness Assessment for BI, DW, and CPM Assessment of Current BI & DW Environments Data Shadow System Assessment ARCHITECTURE & TECHNICAL Architecture Design & Project Planning Technology Strategy & Tool Evaluations MANAGEMENT & BUSINESS INITIATIVES Data Management & Governance Strategy Organizational, Resource & Skill Review Business Planning & Justification Internal Marketing RETAINERS Retainer-Based AdvisorImplementation Services Education Services
BI/DW TrainingSoftware Vendor Services
Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Data Modeling BI & DW Concepts & Fundementals BI & DW Architecture BI & DW Project Management Business Overview of DW Data & Process Modeling Data Management Concepts Data Naming WorkshopEducational Assessments
Data Shadow System Assessment
Business groups in enterprises in all industries are using spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and personal databases (Microsoft Access and sometimes SAS) to perform much of their business analysis.
They use these data shadow systems to find, gather, transform, analyze and report on the performance metrics they need. It is not uncommon for dozens of personal databases and spreadsheets to be used to perform just one analysis — not the most efficient use of anyone's resources.
Athena IT Solutions will work with business groups and IT to identify where the data shadow systems are and what business purposes they fulfill. We work both with the business people involved with these data shadow systems and the IT groups supporting the enterprise applications and data warehousing environments.
Our goal is to improve the business ROI of your information assets by leveraging the existing business value of the data shadow systems and determining how to increase the business value of these systems, as well as improve both business and IT productivity.
The data shadow systems assessment has three phases:
Our recommendations will offer alternatives to your current data shadow system environment. This may include renovating the existing data shadow systems to provide an effective business solution along with a higher business ROI.
Email us or call 617-835-0546 to discuss your data shadow system assessment needs.
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