We help clients take a comprehensive approach to addressing challenges of data complexities, architecture, and governance and transform it into success.
Our approach creates a systematic plan for maintaining and improving the quality of data, data integrity, access, and security while mitigating known and implied risks.
- Align overall data strategy with business priorities
- Effectively manage people, process, policies & culture around data
- Leverage data for a strategic advantage
- Improve customer service
- Coordinate and integrate disparate data sources
- Create a 360 degree view of data and customers
Leveraging your data is one of the most impactful ways to maximize value in your organization.
The Data Driven-ness assessment by Cicero Group is a strategic report which measures how successfully your organization utilizes the power of data and data analytics across 4 key areas. It grades your data use against best practices and reveals opportunities for you to leverage your data and take advantage of cutting-edge analytics. It will surface multiple opportunities that will drive signiﬁcant ﬁnancial and business impact for your company.
Data Assessment Process
Cicero has developed an efficient and comprehensive process for evaluating “data-drivenness” and identifying tangible opportunities for an organization to start realizing the true value of its data.
There are the basics such as collecting/having access to the right data, enabling access to the data, and moving beyond simple reporting to analysis and insights. But beyond that, data can only be actionable when they are leveraged towards initiatives that are aligned with industry-specific requirements and companywide strategic priorities. Data need to be put to use in applications/initiatives which are relevant to the business and that are simple for the front line to use and access. Data can only be acted upon when they have been properly prioritized based on an assessment of the impact the data will generate.
Companies manage what they measure. Therefore, determining how to measure and visualize critical KPIs is key to sustained, high-level business performance and optimization. Cicero’s expertise lies in developing and structuring data, identifying and programming reporting tools, and creating action plans based on report evaluations. We also understand that measuring the impact of new initiatives in a smart, statistically sound manner can either prevent a firm from wasting millions of dollars on unimpactful strategies, or it can help them prioritize strategies that make immediate, real improvement in firm performance. We help our clients identify what matters, measure what matters, and act on what matters most.
Regulatory compliance, customer demands, competitive pressure, M&A activity and numerous other factors are increasingly motivating organizations to improve their data quality efforts.
Our approach brings together business and IT stakeholders to craft and implement enterprise data governance strategies by aligning technical priorities with business objectives.
Our goal is to drive towards full clarity around data ownership, access, usage and management, and remove ambiguity about who is responsible for making changes to the data.
Software platform assessment and recommendation Assessing and identifying potential partners and vendors can be a significant resource drain, and a mistake in this area can set a firm back years and result in missed opportunities. Moreover, finding the right software vendor as opposed to just a software vendor can be the difference between hitting or missing operational and financial objectives. Cicero has worked with hundreds of vendors and can identify each’s strengths and weaknesses, while also doing a thorough evaluation to see how vendors fit into a client’s workflow.
Leveraging data to anticipate customer needs and actions can amount to substantial changes in the bottom line. Cicero helps clients better target and retain customers, while also helping clients understand where opportunities exist to recommend additional products and services. In addition, we use predictive models to help companies allocate resources in the most profitable and efficient ways possible. Cicero knows how to blend predictive analytics and data science with sound business expertise, resulting in actionable insights and implementable models.
Cicero Group is a premier management consulting firm focused on implementing data-driven strategies for a broad mix of private, public, and social sector organizations across the globe. We work with top management to assess needs and provide data-driven decision support to capture and build value in a variety of industries and across a full range of organization structures.
We bring deep functional expertise in advanced research and analytics, strategy, operational excellence and trajectory transformation to identify and capture value for our clients. These are the pillars of Cicero Group’s overarching purpose: Help clients create and continuously deliver extraordinary results.