Acquire

Integrate

Store

Use

Are you drowning in data, without the tools to coordinate incoming data sources?

Do you know what your data sources are and how they get loaded?

Does your business lack the information needed to make informed, data-driven decisions?

Is your data in various repositories and not integrated?

Do you have a cohesive plan to bring all your data togther for meaningful analysis?

Is some of the data on legacy platforms that are not integrated with your core systems?

Are your IT and business organizations clear on how/where to store data to make actionable decisions?

Are you unable to grow your data analysis capabilities because of database limitations?

Do you have the most cost-effective (yet leading) technologies in place?

Is it clear how greater accessibility to your company's data will improve business value?

Are you exploiting the right analytical models for your given business problems?

Do you have the best analytic and visualization tools in place for making decisions?



Acquire

Spotlight can help you identify data (and pathways to the data) that is needed for the business. Once essential data is identified, our consultants can identify tools and techniques to bring the data together from various sources in an integrated, coherent manner.

Integrate

The foundation for data integration is a data model that captures data, information, and rules in an easy-to-understand representation of business. Data modeling does not need to be some mytical, lengthy process that confuses users. Spotlight consultants can guide you through the creation of the database infrastructure (model) needed to run your business and deliver the information to decision makers that they need. Loading the data may require transformations (e.g., converting a character string to a number) and that process is often labeled as ETL - Extracing the data, Transforming the data, and Loading the data. A complementary technical can be ELT where the transformations occur after the data is loaded into the system.

Store

The amount of data and change that confronts businesses today can be overwhelming so it is important to choose the correct technology platform to store and process the data. Spotlight partners with Teradata and Microsoft for their database engines as the core of the data storage and processing capabilities.

Use

Data can be identified, loaded, integrated, and stored in a database; but the usefulness of the entire technology is only as good as the tools and techniques that allow business users to acces and use the information to make better business decisions. End user needs can span various requirements including: simple reports, complex reports, ad hoc queries, graphs, statistics, sophisticated analytics, modeling, "data science", and visualizations. Spotlight can help identify and implement the best analytic and visualization tools for your busines to make better business decisions.