Amabile goes on to mention that companies today are shifting gears and migrating toward cloud modernization. They are steering away from traditional practices toward adopting a cloud-first approach. This shift is predominantly underpinned by a complete rethinking of data analytics strategies to derive maximum benefits from the cloud ecosystem and the new business opportunities that cloud has to offer. To this end, DAS42 works closely with business stakeholders and executives to understand their business goals and use cases, map them to different data sets, and then discern how to consolidate all the disparate data sets in one centralized location. This is further supplemented with a consistent semantic layer on top to provide standardized reporting across all data sets and KPIs. After designing a solution architecture that maps to clients’ use cases, DAS42 also assists with vendor selection and software implementation coupled with self-service intelligence through its partnership with Looker—a leading business intelligence tool. This ensures that customers can provide everyone in their organization with access to data from a single source so that they can make better data-driven business decisions.
Not just data democratization, DAS42 is also squarely focused on ensuring that the data sets are governed, trusted, and consistent such that each person knows where the data is coming from and proactively mitigate issues if there are any. By training and guiding clients on their data analytics strategies, DAS42 ensures that clients’ data platforms are readily adopted and leveraged for making better decisions while also building data applications that can be utilized as native use cases.
One of the key differentiating factors for DAS42, as Amabile mentions, is its team of seasoned practitioners who not only hold extensive knowledge as consultants but also have experience working in forward-thinking data-driven organizations. To further illustrate the efficacy of DAS42’s solutions, Amabile highlights the success story of a prominent media and entertainment company that was going through a phase of technological transition as well shifting focus toward a direct-to-consumer subscription-based model. They had a specific research team within the organization, which was tasked to forecast ad impressions for their digital video viewership. A research analyst would have to work with five to six tools every day to download reports from different data vendors and aggregate them in an Excel sheet. They had to upload that data in a dashboard manually making the process even more error-prone and time-consuming. “We built an automated system that took all the 25 different datasets, put them into a cloud data lake, and then added Snowflake data warehouse on top of it,” says Amabile. The data warehouse was then connected to Looker, which allowed client’s research team to have fresh and automatically updated insights every morning at 9 am. The collected insights, KPIs, and reports were all standardized, trusted, and governed by the data model built in Looker. It allowed the client to obtain every bit of information and get new insights that they weren't able to procure earlier. All in all, DAS42 equipped the client with a holistic picture of their company, customers, and business, which led to better and more-informed business decisions.
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With such robust capabilities and partnerships with eminent technology companies like Looker, Snowflake, AWS, and GCP, DAS42 will continue to help clients extract maximum value from their data. The company is looking forward to continued growth so that it can offer its services and expertise to its growing customer base of Fortune 500 companies. “We are solely focused on cloud-based data analytics technology and delivering business value for our customers in a better and faster way,” concludes Amabile.