Strong data management capabilities are the key to sustained long-term value creation as they allow organizations to:

  • Deepen the understanding of client behavior and capture market share
  • Identify and capitalize on business opportunities faster and more effectively
  • Generate business value from data management investments by breaking down organizational silos and enabling innovation

We are dedicated to our clients’ success. As you consider what Data Blueprint can do for your organization, take a look at some examples of what we have accomplished for other clients.

Gaining Competitive Advantage Through A Data Vault 2.0 Platform And Methodology

Client: A National Insurance Broker

In order to establish a unified view of all their data points, Data Blueprint built an analytics platform utilizing data vault 2.0 methodologies that integrates policy, payroll and claims data. This gave our client previously non-existent analytical capabilities that are flexible to meet the changing needs of business.

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Operational Data Store Assessment

Client: Global Financial Services Provider

Data Blueprint was engaged to assess both the business and technical perspectives of the ODS in order to provide recommendations for improvement of the ODS architecture. Business users should be able to place a high level of trust and assurance within a system that is so heavily relied upon. Throughout the assessment, Data Blueprint met with business users to understand their perception of the ODS.

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Data Architecture Assessment & System Proof of Concept

Client: An International Chemical Company

Data Blueprint was engaged to conduct a data architecture assessment and proof-of-concept (POC) in order to identify the current state of test data within the client’s multiple systems and demonstrate the potential for an enterprise-wide data store.

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Managing Metadata through Metadata Repositories

Client: A Large Credit Union

Data Blueprint’s metadata management experts utilized their “Repository in a Week” program to develop and implement a prototype metadata repository that was customized to meet our client’s specific requirements.

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ERP Rescue

Client: Commercial Building Contractor

Data Blueprint integrated data from two different ERP systems into one new ERP system. As part of this effort, Data Blueprint analyzed data from each of the previous systems and mapped it to the new system. The value of this technique lay in the ability to streamline the time that it took to analyze the data and meet a very tight go-live deadline.

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Reverse Engineering and Integrated Sales Reporting

Client: Global Retailer

Data Blueprint utilized its unique data reverse engineering approach to analyze our client’s disparate systems and provide an integrated solution.

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Assessing Data Management Practices

Client: Global Financial Services Provider

Data Blueprint conducted a full DMPA® (Data Management Practices Assessment). The DMPA® is a scientifically based analysis of organizational data management practices. It brings insights into the strengths and weaknesses of an organization’s data strategies, policies, procedures, and organizational roles.

Our at this global financial services provider included:

  • Analysis of its three major internal IT organizations
  • Comprehensive assessment of each organization with internal and external comparisons to industry standards in order to identify best practices and problem areas
  • Evaluation of data management practices maturity
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Solving Data Integration Problems through Data Transformation

Client: Global Financial Services Provider

Data Blueprint designed, developed and implemented large scale database and data transformation solutions that would achieve the client’s goals. These included architected data solutions for:

  • Transaction processing
  • Account and product master data
  • Total transaction lifecycle management
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Data Assessment & Enterprise Data Warehouse Roadmap

Client: Large Credit Union

Data Blueprint was engaged to conduct a current data assessment and develop an Enterprise Data Warehouse/Reporting Roadmap for the organization. In order to support the strategic goal ‘A Single Version of the Truth’, we looked at all of the major systems and department needs for the credit union. The roadmap document consists of the Data Warehouse Framework, Implementation Plan, Team Structure, and Data Management best practices.

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Data Management Assessment & Roadmap

Client: Specialized Insurance Provider

Data Blueprint was engaged to conduct a current data management assessment and develop a data management roadmap for the organization. Additional requirements included performing a pilot of tracing and documenting a piece of business critical data throughout the company. The roadmap document consisted of organizational data governance, metadata management, data architecture, and data quality requirements.

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Information Management & Business Intelligence

Client: A National Cancer Center

Data Blueprint worked closely with our clients staff to develop a solution that provides:

  • A 360-degree view of a patient’s diagnosis and treatment across functional boundaries
  • Improved delivery interface for faster collection and dissemination of information
  • Integrated hospital and physician data to enhance financial and asset utilization
  • Extensible architecture to address future data research needs
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Saving Lives Through Systems Optimization

Client: A National Marrow Donor Center

Data Blueprint developed and deployed three custom software solutions for lab interface, donor attributes and workflow management. These solutions provided faster, more automated systems that enabled more simplified workflows and decreased turn-around times between initial donations and life saving transplants in a faster, safer and more reliable manner.

Specifically, these solutions enabled:

  • Integration of multiple, disparate databases into one
  • Reduced errors in file naming, data transfers and updated records
  • Decreased turn-around times to connect patients with potential donors

Our Solution was engineered to be functional and serve as an improvement of the existing processes for all lab divi¬sions. We accomplished these goals without creating an entirely new system that interferes with time and perfor¬mance restrictions by NMDP.

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Assessing Data Management Practices

Client: U.S. Army CIO / G-6

Data Blueprint has pioneered a scientifically based analysis that measures the maturity of a firm’s data management practices (DMPA®). The DMPA® brings insight into the strengths and weaknesses of an organization’s data strategies, policies, procedures, organizational roles, IT development and on-going maintenance. An organization’s DMPA® maturity scores are benchmarked against results from over 450 private and public organizations. This assessment delivers the inputs needed to make ROI-based decisions that will lead to the right investments in your data assets. Data Blueprint conducted a full DMPA® for the CIO’s office and identified areas for improvement along with best practices. In collaboration with our client, Data Blueprint defined data management policies that are repeatable and meet organizational strategic goals.

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Data Integration Supporting Suicide Prevention

Client: U.S. Army

Data Blueprint worked with the Vice Chief of the Staff of the Army (VCSA) to define an environment, identify data, integrate data from 29 sources and build an analysis environment. All this needed to be accomplished within a tight project time frame.

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Data Stewardship

Client: U.S. Army G-4

Data Blueprint designed a data stewardship process that provides the governance necessary to prioritize resources and efforts to meet the Army’s data objectives and to minimize the risk of unintended consequences. The G-4 Council of Colonels (CoC) provides an integrated view of the logistics business information needs and makes decisions accordingly. The G-46 manages the process of gaining and implementing decisions from the CoC and monitors the implementation of these decisions. Data Blueprint’s ultimate goal was to make the appropriate data available to decision makers within the enterprise architecture defined by the Department of Defense and the Army CIO/G-6.

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Systems Modernization

Client: Washington Headquarters Services

Data Blueprint reviewed WAAS’ existing data architecture and systems interactions from both a technical and a business process perspective. During this process, technical information regarding the WAAS database architecture, the volume of data that is maintained within the system and the interactions that provide data or receive data from WAAS was captured. Areas of concern relating to data quality, data entry and reporting were quickly identified and quantified.

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Improving Total Life Cycle Management of Equipment

Client: U.S. Marine Corps

During an initial short-term engagement, Data Blueprint successfully conducted a data quality and data profiling initiative. The business value provided by our solution included:

  • A cost-effective, repeatable process of identifying potential data health issues
  • Data quality remediation plans that can be easily prioritized and resourced using the metrics generated by our approach
  • Potential reductions in cost and risk realized by implementing necessary data quality controls discovered during the data profiling phase
  • Potential reduction in the cost of system migrations due to the automated approach
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Database Optimization

Client: Railroad Retirement Board

Data Blueprint provided third party oversight (implementation consulting) as well as data model review on this project. Our team conducted initial assessments and created the Statement of Work, which defined the requirements, identified possible project risks along with mitigation plans and specified vendor selection criteria. During the next phase of the project, Data Blueprint was part of the source selection committee to choose suitable vendors.

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The Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program

Client: Army National Guard

Data Blueprint conducted a comprehensive DMPA® (Data Management Practices Assessment). The DMPA® is a proprietary, scientific product offering developed by Data Blueprint. It evaluates the current state of an organization’s data management practices and brings insight into the strengths and weaknesses of data strategies, policies, procedures, organizational roles, IT development and on-going maintenance. An organization’s DMPA® maturity scores are benchmarked against results from over 450 private and public organizations. This assessment delivers the inputs needed to make ROI-based decisions that will lead to the right investments in your data assets.

The DMPA® at the Army National Guard included:

  • Develop a comparison of ARNG results to other organizations and industries
  • Provide a foundation for developing a data management roadmap as well as Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)
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Business Systems Modernization

Client: Defense Logistics Agency

Data Blueprint has worked with the DLA to assist with a massive data migration associated with their Business Systems Modernization effort to upgrade their primary information systems. As part of this effort, Data Blueprint:

  • Conducted a data quality assessment and data cleansing effort
  • Significantly improved data quality and streamlined the data migration process
  • Created an approach for the DLA to maintain their data quality and ensure that the procurement process would continue to deliver support to our war fighters
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Data Profiling and Data Quality Initiative

Client: U.S. Marine Corps

As part of the data profiling and quality initiative, Data Blueprint:

  • Utilized Informatica 9 Data Quality Analyst to profile data sets related to item introduction for the USMC
  • Created mappings inside Informatica 9 Data Quality Developer to produce error staging tables based upon business rules provided by SMEs
  • Validated and deployed additional mappings inside Informatica 9 Data Quality Developer to automate the creation of remediation transactions
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