Sometimes our clients have data and/or an idea of what they want the solution to be, but don't have the necessary tools, resources or experience to create, deploy, and/or integrate the final solution with their existing infrastructure. Let us help! We have extensive experience working with our clients to create custom solutions. Whether it is embedding a predictive quality system into an existing semiconductor chip manufacturing operation to dramatically improve yield, or predicting when packaging equipment will fail well in advance using machine sensor data, we have experience in multiple industries to help you reduce downtime, minimize waste, or even create new revenue streams using predictive analytics based solutions developed specifically for your business. We typically start with a use case workshop or a data preparation and exploration project which are briefly described below.

USE CASE WORKSHOPS

Often, our clients want to start using Advanced Analytics, but don't know where to start. We designed the Use Case Workshops as an economical way to get started while building consensus among the key stake holders.

During the workshop we will investigate the following:

  • Business Objectives: What key problems are you trying to solve? What goals are you trying to achieve? What is keeping you from reaching these?

  • Success Metrics: How would you measure success?

  • Data Landscape: What data to you have available today? What additional data is necessary? What is the current state of your data?

  • Tool Ecosystem: Which tools are you using today if any? What additional tools are needed.

  • Skillset Requirements: What level of knowledge about Advanced Analytics does your firm already possess - we'll make sure everyone gets on the same page, speaking the same language. Which existing resources can be used and where are the gaps?

  • Likelihood of Success: What level of savings or additional revenue opportunity can be reasonably expected?

The scope for a Use Case Workshop will vary depending on the complexity of your end-goals. We can help you get started by crafting a workshop tailored specifically for you to meet your budget.

DATA PREPARATION AND EXPLORATION

Perhaps you've begun working with your data, but you've either hit a road-block or can't process the mountain of data before you. Let us help. We have the tools and resources to do the detective work necessary to find the hidden patterns in your data sets which are used for creating hypotheses, predictive models, and ultimately solutions for improving your business. 

The primary activities included in data preparation and exploration include:

  • Data Consolidation: Identify, collect, select and integrate data from multiple sources

  • Data Cleansing: Fill in missing values, identify or remove outliers, and resolve inconsistencies

  • Data Transformation: Normalize data, aggregate data, and construct new features in preparation for modeling

  • Data Understanding: Through iterative experimentation, we are able to gain insights into your data and the potential for predictive modeling

Communication: We will report our findings to you in our Data Readiness report which outlines the current state of your data, potential gaps, and the potential for successful Advanced Analytics solutions.

SOLUTION DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT

Ultimately it is about deploying a live solution into the clients environment. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Predictive Models which are tested and capable of handling ‘production volume’ environments

  • Deployment Services including testing, support, and optimization to ensure the solution is industrialized for live environments including integration into existing ERP, manufacturing, and other IT and support systems

  • Post-Deployment Support which ranges from 24X7 technical support to user training, user documentation, and in some cases, training the client’s staff to take over this on-going support tasks