Practical Solutions for Common Data Challenges

Are you struggling with data integration, data quality, technology cost control, or navigating the ever-changing data technology landscape? If so, you’re not alone. Many organizations face these challenges, but there are practical solutions that can help you unlock the true value of your data. Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen major advancements in data […]

Harness the Power of Data eBook

The view that you built should be standardized across all applications. I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from the people who have used it” Head of Product, Major Healthcare Analytics Organization Download the Harness the Power of Data eBook​ With a rapid shift to online education and distance learning, many institutions, especially smaller ones, […]

Centralized vs. Decentralized Data Transformations: Implementing Data Mesh

In Part 1 we discussed what a data mesh is, its foundational principles, and how it solves current data management challenges. Data mesh enables analytics at scale; it allows greater flexibility and autonomy for data owners enabling easier data experimentation and innovation while reducing the burden on data teams. Implementing data mesh in an organization […]

Improve Your Decision-Making Culture

In January 1986, seven crew members of the Space Shuttle Challenger were killed when the rocket booster exploded from an escalated component failure. The explosion occurred from two broken O-rings seals, which allowed pressurized gas from the booster to escape into the fuel tank. Prior to the launch, NASA engineers requested testing for the integrity […]

Data Mesh: Do You Need It?

This is part 1 of a three-part blog series.  Part 1 highlights what a data mesh is and how it solves the current data management challenges, part 2 highlights how to implement data mesh, and part 3 shares critical success factors for a sustainable data mesh solution. With the ever-growing data deluge, organizations need a […]

Harnessing Data to Improve Mission Impact

Challenge Common App, a leading nonprofit serving higher education, needed a data warehouse and analytic capabilities to bolster mission impact, support industry research and internal business operations. Our client was looking for a cost-effective, extensible and scalable solution that could grow with the business. Specifically, the organization needed to address: The lack of software, infrastructure, […]

Life Insurers: Moving from Automation to Data Analysis

Inflection point In the first article of this series (“The Rise of Life Insurance Digitization”), we discussed the immense impact of COVID-19 on the life insurance industry. As “normal” life began to rapidly change, so did the life insurance industry instituting higher payouts, increased automation, automated underwriting, and existing in a world of volatile interest […]

The Rise of Life Insurance Digitization

A Very Bad Time The COVID-19 pandemic tremendously affected many industries including life insurance. The most obvious change was the increase in payouts as millions of people died from the Coronavirus. In 2020, life insurance companies paid out $90B to insurance beneficiaries making it the highest amount recorded for a single year. The $90B represented […]

Claims, Denials, and How the Best Organizations are using Analytics

Background The healthcare industry has seen a 20% increase in claim denial rates in the past five years, and because of COVID-19, the trend is only becoming worse (McKeon). Healthcare organizations must work to identify root causes, simplify the appeals process, and develop prevention tactics to help mitigate the social, technological, regulatory, and financial implications […]

Modernizing Operations for a Transformed Product Suite

Challenge A non-profit, global leader in the education industry needed to modernize and transform operations in support of strategic changes to its premiere product suite. Specifically, our client needed to: Implement an online exam registration and ordering platform to support more than five million students Enhance operations and policies to support equity and improve student […]