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Overcome technical, process, and/or people challenges with the right approach, expertise, and tools to rescue your project and finally unlock the power of your data.

Sometimes Data Projects Fail.

Despite your best efforts and investing significant time, money, and resources into data initiatives, maybe you’ve been unable to realize the full potential of your company’s data assets.

As a result, you might be missing opportunities, losing revenue, drowning in inefficiencies, or maybe your customer experience has been negatively impacted.

Sometimes data projects fail. We created Data Project Rescue to help save yours.

Why do data projects fail?

Technical Issues

Technical challenges can arise from anywhere: a lack of expertise, a mix of homegrown tools over the years, mergers and acquisitions, or someone being sold on the wrong platform at the wrong time. The resulting technical issues often result in a patchwork of systems that don’t integrate well, leading to data silos, inconsistencies, and a lack of a single source of truth.

Do any of these sound familiar?

Your company has multiple ERP systems due to acquisitions, each with its own data structure and reporting tools, making it difficult to get a consolidated view of the business.

Your organization relies on a mix of Excel spreadsheets, Access databases, and outdated BI tools, resulting in manual, error-prone reporting processes.

Your business invested heavily in a trendy data platform without properly assessing its fit, leading to performance issues and limited functionality.

Process Issues

As businesses evolve, their data processes must adapt accordingly. However, many organizations struggle to keep pace with these changes, resulting in fragmented, inefficient data workflows. Without clear data governance policies and procedures, different departments may develop their own ways of handling data, leading to duplication of effort, inconsistencies, and a lack of alignment with overall business objectives.

Do any of these sound familiar?

Your marketing and sales departments use different customer segmentation criteria, resulting in conflicting campaign targeting and reporting.

Finance and operations have different definitions for key metrics like “revenue” and “cost,” leading to discrepancies in financial reporting.

The lack of a formal change management process results in ad-hoc modifications to data models and reports, causing confusion and errors.

People Issues

The human element is critical to the success of any data project. Without the right skills, communication, and collaboration, even the best technical solutions will fail to deliver value. Organizations need to invest in hiring, training, and retaining data talent, fostering a data-driven culture, and promoting cross-functional collaboration to break down silos and align everyone toward common goals.

Do any of these sound familiar?

You’ve hired data analysts without providing adequate training on the company’s data platform and business processes, leading to suboptimal queries and irrelevant insights.

Business users and IT have a contentious relationship, with business users feeling that IT doesn’t understand their needs, and IT feeling that business users make unreasonable demands.

Different departments view data as a means to further their own agendas rather than as a shared asset to drive overall business success, resulting in a lack of trust and cooperation.

We Can Help Rescue Your Data Project

All is not lost. With the right approach, expertise, and tools, you can overcome these challenges and unlock the value of your data.

At Sparkfish, we understand every organization is unique, with its own set of challenges and goals. That’s why we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions. Instead, we take a tailored approach, working closely with you to understand your specific needs and constraints.

We draw upon best practices and a suite of best-fit tools to design a solution that is right for you. It’s often a decision between good and better, not a declaration of a single solution to solve all problems.

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Our Specialties

Code Review

We take a deep dive into your code to determine what is the most optimal pathway to solve your problems and provide you with bug-free software.

Renewing Legacy Systems

We modernize systems without disrupting your day-to-day operations. 

Scalability Improvement

Leverage our expertise in architecture design and performance to ensure scalability so your business won’t be held back as it grows.

Our team of experienced data professionals has a proven track record of successfully rescuing and delivering data projects across a wide range of industries.

We are committed to partnering with you every step of the way, from assessment and planning to implementation and ongoing support, to ensure that you achieve your data goals and realize lasting value from your data investments.