Data is everywhere. A wider variety of data (both structured and unstructured) is being utilized by businesses than ever before and the volume of data generated, stored and consumed is rapidly growing.
You’ll want to use a variety of data to help you make smarter commercial decisions. But do you know what data you have? And where it’s stored? Can you be sure of its provenance? Was it accurate in the first place? As new systems come online, is your data being transferred accurately? Can you adequately protect your data?
We can help you understand, gather, review and model the data you need to create sustainable business value and utilizing the most appropriate technology. Our data specialists continue the PwC heritage of audit and assurance, which has taught us how to build strong businesses on trusted data.
Unlocking the power of data and analytics starts with a clear understanding of what strategic goals you want to achieve, and how to build a successful intelligent organisation.
This is business strategy. So you need a partner who understands business combined with the experience in how data and analytics can be central achieving the business’s strategic goals.
For more than a century, we’ve helped clients build trust in the foundations of their business, and solve the important problems they face. We’ll bring that heritage of assurance, attention to detail and big-picture commercial insight to help you define how your organization can take advantage of its data and available technology to become more data-driven and enable a wider digital agenda.
Data governance builds trust and confidence. Managing the risk in data is essential, but great data governance goes far beyond this. And it’s very rarely built on a one-size-fits-all model.
Great data governance recognises the context in which you operate, and acknowledges that data priorities can change to reflect strategic and operational ones. It fits into your existing structure and processes, so that it’s easier to adopt the right behaviours around data management. And it recognises that not all data is equal - and that data management should be prioritised, so the most important data gets the attention it deserves.
We’ll help you make great governance ‘the way things are done’, so you can build confidence throughout your organization and with relevant external stakeholders.
Many data analytics and reporting projects fail due to organisations finding out that the benefits realised are severely diminished due to poor data quality. Fixing data quality issues can be time-consuming and costly so understanding what data is critical to your business and analytics needs is an important first step to focus efforts and get maximum return.
Our heritage of audit and assurance has taught us how to build strong businesses on trusted data. We can help you identify your critical data and effectively manage data quality at an appropriate level for your business. For major data quality issues, we can support you in understanding the problem and developing fixes to the root cause, data remediation and ongoing controls to maintain a consistently high level of data quality.
Building data lakes. Creating data warehouses. Adopting big data technologies. And plugging it all into an organisation to actually do something useful… Businesses today are looking for next-generation architectures to deal with diverse data assets, speed up data processing and analytics, and drive innovation and lower costs.
We’ll help you consider and set up the best ways to store and govern your data, share it across the enterprise and with multiple systems, and help your people and systems consume and process it.