Most unsuccessful data focused projects are doomed from the start. A company without an internal staff of experienced professionals often greatly underestimate the complexity of automating and integrating disparate data, processes and business rules.

If your company is considering investing in a data solution, do not make the same mistake that so many others before you have made. Contact HDS and schedule a time to hear about our pre-project services.

Our two main planning services are typically offered as part of the End-to-End Package, but can be arranged as a single service offering.

Project Readiness, Risk and Cost Assessment

Before a project should be initiated, an experienced professional must review the business needs and assess the existing database architecture. Often times, underlying data issues, application flaws due to ambiguous requirements, performance bottlenecks, conflicting business rules, and unmet requirements go unnoticed until a project is well underway and commitments have already been made.

    BI Assessment Services include:
  • Comprehensive Business Case Documentation
  • Business Intelligence Readiness Assessment
  • Preliminary Risk Analysis
  • Vendor Selection & Solution Architecture that best fits with: business needs, existing applications and existing
    BI development Cost/Benefit Analysis

Project Planning, Research & Analysis

Once a project is approved, it's time to map out the steps for execution. Rest assured, the HDS team has you covered. We take exhaustive measures to ensure that your Solution fits your needs and budget.

    Project Planning Services include:
  • Scheduling and Budgeting
  • Proof-of-Concept (POC) Prototyping
  • Data Modeling
  • Data Validation (cleanliness and completeness review)