Technologies & Innovation
Cast Solutions’ data services are supported by leading enterprise tools enabling us to deliver any data analytics or data integration project.
Want to make smarter use of your data? Cast Solutions’ innovation technologies are your key to transformation
In the modern business world technology can be the differentiator between success and failure. Companies can get miles ahead of the competition with the right data integration platform and enterprise tools for data analytics.
But there are no one-size-fits-all data solutions. Every business has something unique to offer and their own way of operating; the tool has to fit them, not the other way around.
Cast Solutions offers innovation technologies for enterprises at any stage of their data journey. For SMEs without the experience of how to get the most of their data, we offer field data capture tools which can help in building up full databases. Others may need a system with data modelling techniques, to help them better understand what makes their operations tick. The most advanced companies may want to experiment with Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Machine Learning (ML) for predictive data analytics. Whatever your needs, we have the tools to help.
Our relationship with technology partners
Cast Solutions is proud to partner with leading end-to-end data solutions providers, including:
These providers have become leaders in the data space based on their ability to help organisations work faster and smarter while getting more value out of their data. Proprietary platforms, from data integration systems to predictive analytics solutions, are optimised for exploration, giving users of any skill level the ability to draw real insights that power change.
But Cast Solutions is unique in how it uses these leading enterprise analytics tools as a launching pad to empower change in our clients operations. We believe that this evolution comes from our users first and foremost; we can deploy the technology, but it’s down to our clients to guide us on what they want to get out of it.
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 innovation 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.
A breakdown of our partners’ solutions
Qlik helps businesses turn raw data sources into long-lasting, multi-cloud data integration and data analytics solutions.
Qlik Replicate helps companies speed up data integration and flow across various databases, data warehouses and external big data platforms. This is essential when building a data pipeline that moves your data easily, securely and efficiently with minimal operational impact.
Qlik Compose is optimised to accelerate and simplify data warehouse design, development and deployment. The system is also able to troubleshoot data flow problems to and from data warehouses and manage all updates in real time.
Qlik Sense is a holistic platform with a unique associative analytics engine and high performance cloud platform. These twin features give users the power to dive into and question enterprise datasets, making Qlik Sense your key to making better, data-driven decisions.
Microsoft’s data platforms are designed to help you realise the potential of your enterprise data, enabling you to build a better version of your business
Power BI uses existing Microsoft systems, such as Excel spreadsheets, to build data visualisations. This is a great choice for those who already work with Microsoft products. It’s also a low-price option for SMEs and startups that need data visualisation for internal use.
This suite of interfaces, data platforms and connectors provides a rapid app development environment to build custom applications for your business needs. Power Apps gives you the power to connect your operations to your data, with little to no coding required, in minimal time.
Power Automate automates online workflow processes. Connect to other Microsoft Power apps, Microsoft Office products, SharePoint, external social media services including Twitter and Facebook, and on-premises data storage systems for complete data communications.
Azure Cognitive Services
Azure Cognitive Services helps users to interact more naturally with data tools augmented via the power of machine learning models. It enables developers to add business intelligence features – such as emotion and video detection, vision recognition, and speech and language understanding – into their enterprise apps.
Azure Machine Learning Services
Azure Machine Learning empowers developers and data scientists to build, train and deploy machine learning systems more effectively. By accelerating product time to market and fostering greater team collaboration, users can innovate on a secure, trusted platform designed for responsible machine learning.
Amazon Web Services offers the broadest portfolio of purpose-built data analytics services optimised for any operational needs across a diversity of industries and verticals.
Amazon SageMaker is a machine-learning platform that empowers developers to create, train and deploy machine learning programs hosted in the cloud. The machine learning models can be embedded and integrated with the key functionality of any business application.
AWS AI Services
Amazon’s suite of AI Services offer ready-to-use business intelligence capabilities for your apps. This helps users to access personalised recommendations for improving system workflows, strengehting data security, and increasing customer engagement – without any need for AI training.
Tableau is a data analytics tool built for data analysts specialising in creating detailed visualisations. It uses Structured Query Language (SQL) as its data modelling core and can be integrated with a range of third-party platforms. This makes it easier for organisations to draw insights from their data, no matter their data analytics proficiency.
iAuditor is an inspection app used to empower your workers in their day-to-day tasks. The tool allowed your team to collect consistent data, standardise operations, identify failed areas and get problems resolved with easy-to-use checklists. This makes identifying flaws in data gathering or utilisation simple and effective.
Inphinity Performance Suite
Inphinity Performance Suite brings together Qlik-native technologies to transform your Qlik analytics platform. Inphinity Forms enables users to enter data directly into their dashboards and efficiently act upon insights drawn from this information and collaborate, removing the need for spreadsheets. Inphinity Flow allows you to visualise, explore and understand your processes, whilst Inphinity Mole enables you to make your unstructured data ready for analysis. All 3 products are natively integrated in Qlik Sense and allow users to place analytics tasks in the wider context of business goals.
Vizlib Advanced Extensions
Vizlib Advanced Extensions are value-add products for the Qlik suite of systems which include an extensive interactive data visualisation library, data analyst self-service reporting and collaboration capabilities between data experts and other teams within an organisation
TensorFlow is an open-source library for numerical computation that makes machine learning development faster and easier. Created by Google, Tensorflow is optimised to work with Python programming language, programming which emphasises code readability and a streamlined user experience.
The Cast Solutions difference
Despite partnerships with leading data solutions providers, Cast Solutions remains committed to the principle that any solution is only useful when tailored to the needs and goals of its user.
Cast Solutions is able to offer such a broad range of innovation technologies because our data analysts and business advisors are brand-agnostic. Our core approach to determining how we help lies in an initial consultation where we fully map out our client’s operations and expertise. This makes it simpler to recommend a data solution that will suit their project objectives. This first meeting is about honesty and integrity; we don’t mind telling potential clients that we may not be able to help them, or that a data analytics system they want might not be suitable. Cast Solutions prides itself on this human-centred approach to how we use and deploy technology.
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Cast Solutions is an Australian-based business advisory and data analytics solutions provider. We provide strategic advice and data-driven insights, solutions and the confidence to make meaningful business decisions. We have extensive experience across diverse sectors including engineering, technology and infrastructure. By using the latest in innovative technology, including AI and machine learning technology, we are able to enhance business performance and growth.