Business Problem

The client relied heavily on its enterprise data warehouse to deliver answers and insights to the business. However, the client was constrained by an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) that was fragile and inflexible. They recognized the need for a forward-looking design and was committed to establishing an EDW that is durable and flexible. However, the process of redesigning its EDW had experienced setbacks, and was lacking momentum and continuity.

Hawkins Point Solution

Hawkins Point deployed senior Data professionals to assess the current state. We provided a reference architecture for the “to-be” EDW, ensuring the architecture and design provide a forward-looking platform for analytics, and where possible identifying risks and opportunities for improvement at all levels (process, data, technology).  We also established practical, effective data governance, in a manner that promoted trust and confidence in the EDW. We defined a technical Blueprint that leveraged on-premise technology investments, and also defined a transitional path to the Microsoft Cloud.

Results

  • Improved Speed of Deliveryfor IT and the business to curate and blend new data and applications into the EDW
  • Incremental Deliveryof the Blueprint in a “factory mode,” delivering business value at each step
  • Immediate Hands on Assistanceto implement quick wins and onboarding new client leadership and staff