Data Strategy

Data Strategy

Ends DATA confusion across the business
Ensures the success of your data initiative
Gets ‘buy in’ from stakeholders
Establishes sound data governance
Understands the expected benefits
Assists in creating the Business Case(s)
Outlines a roadmap for implementation

The purpose of the data strategy is to create a single unified organisation-wide plan that communicates how data will become a key business asset for strategic and operational decision making. It aligns with the organisational strategy, priorities, goals and objectives to scope and prioritise key data and analytics initiatives and activities.

It ensures the right investment into the right data capabilities and technologies, gets buy-in from people who hold sway, and enables business and technical partners to work in sync with each other. It also assures standardisation of tools and technology across organisation.

We work quickly and collaboratively with stakeholders, gathering your business and technology requirements, giving you recommendations in these five areas:

  1. Business drivers and goals. We get to understand what you want to do from a business perspective: map out the benefits, what your goals and measures are, the decisions you need to make, and uncover the key business questions that you’re dying to know the answers to!
  2. Data and information maturity. We will assess how mature your current data and information across your organisation is.  This will enable us to prepare the strategy accordingly for you to close the gaps and become a true data driven business.
  3. Data governance. This is about making sure you have the right data of the right quality to support your business decisions. We look at people, policies and technology. With you we will establish who is responsible for the data, what policies guide collection and management of data, and what technology will support this.
  4. Operating Model. We advise how you can move from a limited data & analytics function, towards a a new data organisation structure that fits with your organisations needs. We look at the entire organisation to find suitable resources to build your data team. We will also recommend specific skills required to fill in the gaps.
  5. Tools and technologies. We also have a look under the hood to review your technology and data architecture, spot the gaps, and advise what needs improving to ensure you are optimising your data for decision making.

Creating your data strategy involves working with your stakeholders onsite to set the vision and create a compelling business driven data strategy. We provide you with a comprehensive document that plots out a roadmap of delivery for transforming your organisation and gaining competitive advantage.

To create a compelling business driven data strategy please give us a call on +44 (0)845 056 8753 or email us on