Do you trust your data? Ask yourself...

Do you get multiple answers for the same business question?

Is your data in a lake or a swamp? Is your data lake a big mess?

Do you know who has access to what data? Do you have a way to share data?

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Well-governed data and a data literate team enables a "culture of desilofication" and produces unique, insightful, and data-driven ideas.

Data Literacy

Enterprises waste millions of dollars on failed data initiatives because they apply outdated thinking to new data problems. This results in overly-complex, rigid processes that benefit the few and make the rest of us less productive.

Let's think of the growth of data. While there is an average of 4,785 interactions per person today, it was only 300 per day in 2017. This begs the question, how far off with the 175 ZB prediction be in 1, 2, or 5 years’ time​?​

Because of this data explosion, it will be more important than ever to hone decision-making skills by learning to ask the right questions of your data, interpret your findings and take informed action, which is the basis for data literacy.

Adaptive data governance adapts the best practices of Agile and Open software development to data and analytics. It iteratively captures knowledge as data producers and consumers work together so that everyone can benefit.

We believe that combining the right methodologies with the right technologies is the fastest route to a return on data investment and a strong data culture

Data Literacy

In work and at home, data knowledge plays apart of all conversation…sports, politics, dinner conversations.

Data literacy is a skill that empowers all levels of workers to ask the right questions of data and machines, build knowledge, make decisions, and communicate meaning to others.

SME offers our clients a common approach to achieving the ability to read, work with, analyze and argue with data.

Data Analytics Strategy

Data Governance

The overall key of data governance is trusting your data. Beyond that, data governance involves policies, rules and accountability for overseeing data, including mapping out business value drivers to data expectations.

To achieve data governance that works, SME encourages business and IT to work together in harmony, each knowing and understanding the roles in handling data.

Data Culture

A data culture is the collective behaviors and beliefs of people who value, practice, and encourage the use of data to make decisions. Data is woven into the operations, mindset, and identity of an organization; equipping your team with the insights they need to be truly data-driven.

Adopting a data culture for your organization may sound daunting, considering the complexity that many organizations already face when dealing with their data infrastructure. SME can help make adopting a data culture for your organization is empowering, not intimidating.

Operational Planning Business Intelligence What We Do

To tackle complex data governance and compliance challenges, you need to gain control of all your data assets, wherever they live. SME combines an agile approach and best practices with modern technologies to augment your organization's BI Program. 

Agile Approach

Adaptive governance is a fresh organizational function approach which will drive traditional data governance into the modern era and prepare organizations for emergent technologies in the coming years.

SME encourages an adaptive governance approach because it creates a balance between the agility and autonomy sides of data governance and looks to maintain a balance between the goals of self-service and the goals of governance.

Agile Data Governance

Data Catalog is a cloud-based data catalog that brings siloed and distributed data into consistent business terms that make up a unified body of knowledge for your business.

The user-friendly, social-media-like interface makes it possible for anyone in an organization, regardless of their data knowledge, to be able to find accurate and clear information.

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Data Discovery

Data discovery is not a tool. It is a business user oriented process for detecting patterns and outliers by visually navigating data or applying guided advanced analytics. Discovery is an iterative process that does not require extensive upfront model creation.

SME trains and augments your team's skills in understanding data relationships and data modeling as well as in using data analysis and guided advanced analytics functions to reveal insights.

Data Centralization & Warehousing

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Our Other BI Value Quadrants

Data Storage And Processing

Finding the right Data Storage and Processing solution can result in better flexibility in scaling and workload management, better control of the cost of storage and computing, and a better source of your data that allows for real-time analysis and reporting. Learn how SME consults on finding the right strategies, objectives and activities to fulfill your strategic plan.

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Data Integration and Automation

Data value is derived from it being real-time, automated, and easily integrated in minimal time. From heterogeneous sources that include production databases, data warehouses, SAP, and mainframe systems, to flat files and SaaS applications; we deliver to all major target platforms. Learn more about what our Data Integration and Automation solutions provide.

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Data Analytics and Science

Make data a key business asset. SME consults by assessing your current business landscape, data ecosystem, and business processes and guiding you through recommendations. We offer Data Analytics and Science solutions that allow you to ask relevant and contextual questions without the reliance of IT, because we believe that every business should have a goal to become data-driven.

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