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Data Management Strategy and Business Alignment

Venture worked with company staff to understand their information sources, business process, outputs and current information management systems and technology strategy. Based on our experience designing information systems and architectures we recommended an architecture which would support current and planned business processes and current and future products, scaleable to support growth in the foreseeable future

 

Background

Our client is a company specialising in the collation, integration, and interpretation of large disparate geoscience datasets, and the delivery of these as integrated 2D and 3D subsurface models. They help significantly reduce their own clients’ subsurface risk, thereby increasing value and competitive advantage.

The company has grown rapidly in the last five years, and anticipates significant continued expansion. Information management, tools, systems and processes have so far grown ad-hoc and the company has recognised that these could hamper effectiveness in future and impede planned growth. The company’s information systems and data asset are crucial because they store both the raw data and the value-added analysis which is the product they deliver to their clients.

The company is now seeking to design and implement an integrated data management system which will help improve current business processes, and will scale to support the growth the company wants to achieve in future.

Venture has extensive experience in aligning information management systems to business strategy and the company asked us to advise on the tools, processes, database and applications systems, and - above all - architecture, required for the company to achieve its business potential.

 

Outcome

Alongside the Chief Technical Officer and the company data and GIS managers, Venture worked with company staff to understand their information sources, business process, outputs and current information management systems. We also worked with the Chief Technology Officer to understand the technology strategy.

Based on our experience designing information systems and architectures (including people, process and technology elements) we recommended an architecture for the client’s systems which would support current and planned business processes and current and future products, and which would scale to support growth in the foreseeable future.

As a result, the client has adopted an architecture for database and applications systems, along with IM processes, based on Venture’s recommendations. We have helped clarify the technology strategy, and the company is now embarked on a change programme to implement the new architecture in the forthcoming months.

Based on the success of this initial advisory project, the company has asked Venture to assist with the design of a data model (to be implemented in MS SQL Server) that forms the core of the future architecture.

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NEXEN
Nexen

Venture has an extensive history of successful delivery of information management solutions to Nexen.