Data Design & Architect
We'll design your data to get results
From an Excel spreadsheet, to a relational database, to a big data store, getting the structure of your database right from the start is the key to making it work for the long term.
We’ll talk to find out what you need to get out of the database, and set it up in a way that delivers those results.
If you’ve got something already that isn’t quite doing what you need, we can improve that, ensuring that your existing data is kept intact.
Gather quality information
When you want input from users and customers, the design of the form can make a big difference to the quality of the information. We’ve all come across web forms with a drop-down box that doesn’t make sense, or contact fields that don’t work for your address.
We’ll create intuitive web forms or mobile & tablet applications that ensure the best data in the simplest way.
We’ve got decades of experience in registration and check-in systems, so whether it’s a questionnaire or a barcode scanning system, we can help you gather the data you need.
Convert & Transform Data
Need help converting data?
Data comes in all shapes and sizes. Different formats and coding, regional variations, languages. And many systems have their own quirks. Hands up who’s struggled with a CSV file that goes wonky when you try to use it, or phone numbers in Excel that get mangled?
We can normalise and transform any of your data sets, and merge different formats together to make it useful for you. We can work with most systems but specialise in MS SQL, MySQL, Excel, Access, MongoDB.
It pays to have quality data
Clean data is more useful and profitable. For example, you can analyse and report much more accurately, And marketing to customers is more successful if their information is accurate.
If you don’t look after the data, you’ll soon find it goes bad.
We can tidy it up, remove duplicates and redundant data (gone aways, deceased, opt outs). We can make sure addresses and phone numbers are standardised and valid, everything’s capitalized properly to look neat.
We can normalise data variations (like making ‘U. S.’, ‘USA’, and ‘United States of America’ the same) , split information to logical units (like splitting names or addresses into sub-parts).
Visualise Your Data
Insight through reports and charts
Analyse, profile, dissect, summarise, chart. We can delve into your datasets and produce clear, meaningful insights to drive your business forward.
We can combine information from different data sets to aggregate, compare and contrast, or provide year-on-year analyses. We’ll design the output to unlock the right information.
Automate your Data
Make repeated tasks a breeze, not a chore
Making stuff happen is what we love best. And when we make it happen all by itself, that’s even more exciting.
Whether it’s a macro in Excel, a query in SQL, automated report generation or calculations, to advanced coding in a data application, our fingers are itching to get to work.
Connect Your Data
Link up systems via an API
Organisations often provide live access to their data via an ‘Application Programming Interface’ or API.
Basically, this is a way of having some software doing one job find out or share information from a system doing another job.
We can help connect your systems together so that your system has a live link to push/pull from one to the other.
Protect your Data
Is your data safe and compliant?
It should go without saying that you need to secure your data, and comply with the law. But it can be difficult to know what that really means.
Do you have a tested disaster recovery policy if something happened to one of your key data sets or servers? Are you sure only the right people can access the right information? Are you inadvertently keeping hold of personal data that you’re no longer entitled to?
We can help you make sure your data is secure and recoverable, and systems are GDPR compliant.
Get in touch for a free exploratory discussion.
Manage your Data
We'll manage your data to free up your time
If you don’t have the time or the skills to manage your data in house, then let us do it for you.
For a modest monthly fee we can keep your data maintained, clean, compliant, secure and backed up. We can help you stay on the right side of data privacy legislation, and deal with Subject Access Requests on your behalf.
Whether you want us to host the data on our secure servers, or allow us to manage your own, we’ve got the experience you need.
Get in touch to discuss your requirements.