Pardon us as we shamelessly make use of the latest data buzz words.  At Sherwin Lake Group we recognize that running an analytics practice can be highly variable in terms of human and capital resource demands. This is often compounded by the scarcity of highly skilled resources in the space (think Data Scientist).  Many customers acquire these skills only when needed for capital funded projects but then inevitably lose months and budget to recruiting and other bureaucracies.

At Sherwin Lake Group we've addressed this inefficiency by providing data integration, business intelligence and data warehouse consulting services with bundled part-time to full-time "matrix-teams" of consultants available on month-to-month subscriptions.  We refer to this bundled approach as "Analytics-as-a-Service" (AaaS). With AaaS, customers tell us where there data is and what they want to do with it. The SLG matrix-team of consultants then complete the data acquisition, data integrations and transformations to answer the questions through dimensional analysis. Insights that are production worthy are then mapped into Data Visualization tools like Yellowfin where we build best practice dashboards and explorative capabilities.

Analytics-as-a-Service can take on many flavors.  One option is to let Sherwin Lake Group manage and acquire your analytics data in the cloud by answering questions for you as they arise.  A key pro for this approach is handling new scenarios that require a new data source with more disk space or hours of computing time to answer.  Your subscription provides you real-time access to the expertise to identify the exact capacity and technology gap.  Better yet, by leveraging the cloud our consultants can potentially stand up the extra capacity and any firewall rules needed for you that same day.  No special project or prolonged wait for expertise and infrastructure is necessary. 

You can also choose our experts to solve those tougher problems that don't fit into a cube, pivot table or BI report using your existing infrastructure.  Our consultants are versed in answering analytics questions for most industries and common technology platforms using a myriad of available tools.  Use them as a member of your team when you need them.  Don't pay for them while you're still synthesizing our results and planning the next hypothesis. 

Perhaps you're considering using social media and Big Data in your model and don't know what that means for your team/organization.  We know how to do Big Data cost effectively.  With us already onboard you can quickly tap into our expertise to integrate that capability into your landscape.