Cast Solutions can help your company be the best it can be with a data solution for every situation.
Data is a company’s greatest resource; and its major weakness, if not handled correctly.
This is because the raw data gathered by a business in the course of daily operations – thousands of sets of information – is the DNA that defines them. From data on internal processes to customer information, this forms an imprint that can make or break a successful business strategy.
The best companies in the world don’t just gather and store data. They harness its potential benefits to learn and build new ways of thinking and working, empowering transformations that can shape their operations far beyond the scope of the data itself.
Cast Solutions is your guide and partner in this transformation, offering a range of data solutions that can help organisations better organise, analyse and use their most precious resource.
How we guide our users through their data journey
We understand that no two businesses are the same. In the same way, no business’ data journey is the same. Our data solutions are not linear and companies don’t have to move from point-to-point to advance their data analytics capabilities. Instead, consider this a guide to how Cast Solutions can build your own data journey with the options most applicable to your needs.
Most businesses will have some form of data capture and processing system already in place, even if it is manual. However, many of the core problems underlying a company not getting the best out of its data is in the accuracy or completeness of its proprietary datasets. The first step in any improvement project is to ensure that any issues with existing data, or how this data is pulled and stored, are remedied. In most cases Cast Solutions can run this process alongside a more advanced task, such as building out a data pipeline system or analysing existing datasets.
Data capture helps our analysts to identify relevant datasets and determine if these are enterprise-ready. Our team can help prepare this information by producing a simple database, such as a Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets document, to roll out a data capture tool. From there, Cast Solutions can ‘clean’ your information for operational use and track down inconsistencies or inaccuracies that may render this data unfit for purpose.
Data pipeline integration
Ensuring that your data flows seamlessly between points-of-creation, business apps and storage systems is vital. Data integration is about automating a pipeline function which moves data from one point to the next when you need it. Cast Solutions uses data integration platforms to link different operational points across your business, maintaining an accurate flow of information.
This process can be handled through bespoke data integration tools which automate data pipelines as additional functions between data sources. Alternatively, Cast Solutions can create simple workflows and data pipelines within existing analytics platforms. The data integration process depends on the needs of your enterprise.
Data discovery and visualisation
Getting to the bottom of what your raw data means is the next step in your data journey. Processing this data and presenting in a digestible format is critical to generating richer insights. Cast Solutions uses enterprise data tools to help you visualise this information in a way that suits your requirements.
Our innovative technologies can even be customised to integrate with your in-house business apps or data storage systems. This means you will be able to more easily manipulate data results to feed into ongoing operations or strategic planning. Cast Solutions can even help to create charting libraries – database records collated as graphics or charts – to lower operational costs, reduce developers’ workload and offer businesses greater choice of data visualisation.
Advanced analytics and data automation
The data automation stage of a business’ data journey is typically restricted to large companies with mature operations looking to develop business-wide architecture to manage data flows.
As data management technologies have become more accessible and easier to implement, Cast Solutions has broadened into offering advanced predictive analytics guided by AI and ML. This technology enables our clients to use data modelling techniques typically used by data scientists and analysts to plan future operational changes and develop contingency strategies for what-if scenarios.
These tools are combined with our data analysts’ experience to offer ‘augmented intelligence’, combining the best of both technology’s capabilities and expert intuition.
Business Advisory Services
Our corporate advisory services incorporate a full analysis of your business’ operations and strategic data management processes. This is designed to offer you recommendations for how you can fulfill your full potential in-line with best practices in your industry. Our experienced business consultants have helped to revamp companies across numerous sectors in Australia.
Accurately managing and analysing your proprietary data is one thing; being able to determine practical improvements for operations from this data is another situation entirely. Business intelligence services are about helping you navigate the data landscape of your organisation, turning raw data into actionable insights which you can use to develop all aspects of operations.
Business Improvement Services
No matter the scale or success of your company, there’s always something that can be done to increase efficiency, lower costs and improve output. It’s very easy to become lost in one set of operational processes. With Cast Solutions’ business improvement services, you can appreciate your company’s strengths and identify opportunities for making workflows better fit-for-purpose
Data Analytics Services
Businesses cannot survive without the insights generated by data analytics. How can you grow without understanding how you operate and what you can do to improve? Cast Solutions’ team of data engineers uses leading enterprise-ready tools to look under the hood of your company and make sense of what you need to do to make your business the best in your industry.
Data Integration Services
Cast Solutions’ data integration service is about taking disparate data sources from across your operations and reshaping these sources into an ecosystem with a free flow of information. Using advanced data management software, we will help to connect your business more than ever before with data pipelines between different storage systems tailored to your enterprise needs.