Information Management
Data Model Services

Our Data Model assessment services benefit firms making their first attempt at implementing a common data model, as well as firms that already have an existing data model and wish to assess their model implementation.

Pinion can ensure that your data model implementation has a solid foundation. We will evaluate your firm’s readiness to put a common data model in place and develop an effective strategy for doing so. Our expert consultants will work with your organization’s management team to architect a feasible, well-defined project scope, develop justification, and create a blueprint for future project stages.

If your organization already has a data model in place, Pinion can offer an assessment that will identify potential growth points from which to expand your existing capabilities. Pinion’s Industry Model implementation consultants will collaborate with your technical teams to assess your current data environment, evaluate its architecture, and ensure that your firm’s abilities align with the industry’s vectors anData Modelingneeds. We aim to assist you in crafting a smart, workable plan for ongoing investment in your existing or new implementations.

postilion Whatever your BI/DW environment’s maturity, the objectives for an assessment project include:

  • Identifying the top-priority business requirements for your firm’s data general, reporting, and analytic or regulatory data needs.
  • Reviewing the data, the architecture, and the data-integration architecture to determine their ability to support the identified requirements.
  • Creating a blueprint based on your firm’s data realities and business priorities to assure that the DW/BI environment is on par with your firm’s reporting and analytic needs.

Assessment projects typically involve the following activities:

  • Interviewing pivotal business and IT sponsors, as well as IT personnel and stakeholders.
  • Scrutinizing executive commitment, critical business requirements, and core technical issues.
  • Moderating a management session to review findings, reach consensus regarding priorities, and secure commitment to a blueprint.
  • Suggesting an approach for providing enhanced BI/DW capabilities, including overarching methodology, data architecture, and project scope.

IAA/IIW Implementation Services

VisionPlus Pinion’s team has deep expertise and diverse implementation experience in the following areas of Enterprise Data initiatives utilizing IBM’s IIW data models.

Business Requirements Definition
Pinion has leveraged the IIW Requirements Model to structure and analyze clients’ business requirements.

Business Modeling
We have utilized the IIW Business Data Model by customizing it to relate to the client’s business model further maximizing the benefits of industry-model assets.

Reference-Data Strategy
We can implement an effective reference-data strategy that is flexible to align to your organization’s needs.

Data Warehouse Design and Development
Pinion has applied the enterprise logical data model (IIW) in designing an IIW-based Enterprise Data Warehouse. The scope of services include major components like:

  • Customization and scoping of the out of the box IIW data model
  • Mapping of requirements and source systems data to IIW
  • Create a model-management process with the IBM toolkit (MMM, ERwin, IDA/EME) that fits to your organizational structure
  • Physicalization of the data model, focusing on the optimized physical implementation on any industry-standard database platform
  • Message structuring

Data Mart and Application Feed Design
Pinion leverages business-solution templates in designing data marts.

Our consultants have expertise in implementing focus areas such as:

  • Policy administration systems
  • Billing and payments
  • Claims
  • Intermediary performance to name a few

IIW Project Management
At Pinion, we understand how the IIW implementation roadmap affects an IIW-based project’s management. We address project-plan considerations and activities.

At Pinion, our combined onshore/near-shore/offshore structure and highly qualified international staff ensure that our clients’ projects hit the ground running, progress smoothly, and finish on deadline.

IFW/BDW Implementation services

VisionPlus Pinion’s team has deep expertise and diverse implementation experience in the following areas of Enterprise Data initiatives utilizing IBM’s BDW data models.

Business Requirements Definition
Pinion has leveraged the BDW Requirements Model to structure and analyze clients’ business requirements.

Business Modeling
We have utilized the BDW Business Data Model by customizing it to relate to the client’s business model further maximizing the benefits of industry-model assets.

Reference-Data Strategy
We can implement an effective reference-data strategy that is flexible to align to your organization’s needs.

Data Warehouse Design and Development
Pinion has applied the enterprise logical data model (BDW) in designing an BDW-based Enterprise Data Warehouse. The scope of services include major components like:

  • Customization and scoping of the out of the box BDW data model
  • Mapping of requirements and source systems data to BDW
  • Create a model-management process with the IBM toolkit (MMM, ERwin, IDA/EME) that fits to your organizational structure
  • Physicalization of the data model, focusing on the optimized physical implementation on any industry-standard database platform
  • Message structuring

Data Mart and Application Feed Design
Pinion leverages business-solution templates in designing data marts.

Our consultants have expertise in implementing focus areas such as:

  • Retail and Commercial Banking
  • Customer Profitability
  • Distressed Asset Management
  • Know Your Customer
  • Anti-money Laundering to name a few

BDW Project Management
At Pinion, we understand how the BDW implementation roadmap affects an BDW-based project’s management. We address project-plan considerations and activities.

At Pinion, our combined onshore/near-shore/offshore structure and highly qualified international staff ensure that our clients’ projects hit the ground running, progress smoothly, and finish on deadlines.

Information Architecture

VisionPlus Information architecture is the foundation for successfully implementing information-dependent business initiatives. At Pinion, we not only embrace this principle, we also practice it across the board.

Our information architecture services aim to:

– Implement effective, solidly footed information architecture that enables intra-organizational information sharing.

– Apply elegant, cohesive information-design and information-management principles throughout all implementation phases.

– Utilize principles that allow information to be effectively organized and presented to information consumers.

Pinion consultants have successfully applied their architecture experience and their proven skill in creating and deploying situation-responsive approaches to the implementation of information architecture across a broad range of technologies that include:

* Data analysis

* Data profiling and quality assessment

* Data architecture/modeling

* Business requirements analysis

* Data source analysis

* Data warehouse model design

* Mapping source systems to the target data model

Data Integration

Effective data integration makes ongoing business growth possible. Integrating information sourced from disparate locations requires skill and care. We have the techniques, tools, and resources required to capture and rebuild data, ensuring your firm’s solid, long-term systems structure.

VisionPlus Our data-integration services make it possible for our clients to:

    Bring data together from a variety of sources and transform it into meaningful information that works with the current system architecture.

    Create a sturdy, scalable, functional information platform that both stands up to and enables swiftly evolving transaction needs.

Pinion is uniquely positioned to provide data-integration services that ensure your firm’s maximum return on investment. We offer the following advantages:

  • Detailed expertise in implementing business-intelligence integration and data-warehousing blueprints
  • Proven proficiency with the foremost data-integration platforms, including Informatica and IBM Infosphere suites
  • Familiarity with a broad range of database architectures and technologies
  • A cross-disciplinary perspective on data integration

Nimble delivery methods that offer both immediate and incremental benefits

Quality Assurance and Certification

VisionPlus Our Quality Assurance services include:

  • Data Completion: Confirmation that all data is appropriately loaded.
  • Data Transformation: Confirmation that all data has been transformed properly in accordance with applicable rules and/or design specifications.
  • Data Quality: Confirmation that the ETL application appropriately rejects, corrects, ignores, substitutes default values for, and reports invalid data.
  • Performance and Scalability: Confirmation that data loads and queries take place within appropriate temporal parameters and insurance of the technical architecture’s scalability.
  • Integration Testing: Confirmation that the ETL process “plays well” with other processes, both upstream and downstream.
  • User-acceptance Testing: Confirmation that the implemented solution fulfills the client’s current requirements and accommodates their future needs.
  • Regression Testing: Confirmation that existing functionality endures whenever a new code release takes place.

Information Delivery

Pinion designs, builds, and puts into play information-delivery solutions that arm you with a firm, clear grasp of your business via on-demand reports, user-friendly dashboards, and analytics integrated into business procedures.

Integrating information from diverse sources offers a steep investment return: it allows you to display, scrutinize, and dissect the crucial metrics and pivotal elements that lead to sharp business decisions. Pinion understands that information delivery centers on presenting information in the ways that offer the most value to your organization.

VisionPlus With our information-delivery services, Pinion aims to:

  • Engage tools and solutions that enable high-resolution, agile reporting amid enormous quantities of information.
  • Architect and place technologies that empower organizations to access and scrutinize information in ways consistently offer clear-eyed, far-seeing conclusions and next steps.
  • Offer meaningful metrics and data in precise, easy-to-grasp formats, such as through the use of scorecards and dashboards.
  • Build solutions that back “active warehousing,” an automated, event-based strategy in which data gathered in a data warehouse is examined and re-placed in operational systems to propel actions.

Pinion consultants possess unparalleled experience and consistent success with all of the major analytics and reporting technologies, including but not limited to Microstrategy, Business Objects, SSRS, Cognos, Oracle Discoverer, and SAS. In addition, Pinion’s diverse knowledge of many different business sectors and functions enables us to present our clients with coherent, well-integrated solution strategies that will endure.

Data Warehouse/Data Mart

VisionPlus Pinion can evaluate your current data warehouse and data-mart initiatives for effectiveness. This assessment takes note of organizational and technical challenges and problems that can hinder performance, limit return on investment, and undermine end-user satisfaction.

Pinion can also consolidate, federate, or re-host your BI assets to rationalize your data marts, data warehouses, and operational data stores.



BI On-demand Services

VisionPlus Pinion employs a comprehensive array of BI capabilities via an application service provider (ASP) model—a hosted set-up that provides help-desk services, 24/7 monitoring, and data and system management.

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