Agile Compass, including the ScoutDiscovery and Survey software tools, can be part of a number of different initiatives. We like to think of them as data expeditions. On this page are a few examples of where having Agile Compass in your backpack can be very beneficial as you make your way in the data wilderness.

Even though these are broken out into specific niches, you’ll find a lot of crossover. After all, the needs of an internal IT department are often not much different than a third-party IT consultant. As well, a business consultant performing data valuation will use Agile Compass in much the same way as will a system implementation specialist mapping out a new software installation.

No doubt we’ve left out areas where Agile Compass can significantly add to your data expedition, but we hope this gives you some ideas.

IT Staffing / Consulting

Combine your services with Agile Compass to provide:

Database Upgrades

Data Cache Mapping

Data Consolidation

A Detailed Survey of Data Resources

Data Migration to Cloud

Application Development

If you’re an IT & Engineering Staffing/Consulting Firm, you’re no stranger to the challenges in today’s data-driven technology environment. The shear volume of data that organizations accumulate can be overwhelming. And the fact that data is now spread over many different locations, devices and formats means keeping track of it all can be extremely difficult. Your role is to provide resources and expertise to ease the tech strain – including effective data management. Agile Compass can help you in your efforts.

Starting with the Discovery tool in the Agile Compass suite, you can quickly identify and report on the data caches within an organization. You may want to add additional services of your own to create a highly beneficial value-added proposition for your customers. This may result in a new service offering that is fast and cost-effective for both you and your customers. The Discovery tool may also uncover areas that need to be addressed – like databases that need to be upgraded, data that should be consolidated or data to be migrated to the cloud.

One common outcome is to pinpoint areas to explore further. In taking a deeper dive, the Agile Compass Survey tool digs into more detail on specific data caches. Now you’ll have a much clearer picture of where things stand and a better understanding of what can be improved. This may result in additional projects, like application development.

The knowledge gained from Agile Compass helps in planning a project as well as calculating hours/costs involved. This may assist in preparing proposals and bids.

We’ve been in your position, needing powerful tools in order to work with clients more efficiently. That’s why we built Agile Compass. Let’s talk about how these tools can help you help your customers.

Business Consultants

Combine your services with Agile Compass to provide:

Data Valuation

Data Cache Mapping

Merger & Acquisition Insight

A Detailed Survey of Data Resources

IT Resource Planning

Project Proposals

Typically, the role of a Business Consultant is a little different than providing technology services. It’s more along the lines of business analysis and operational improvements. In order to perform these services, a clear view of the data landscape within an organization is often needed. This is where Agile Compass comes in.

Using the Agile Discovery and Survey tools, a consultant can quickly and easily find the data within an organization. The comprehensive data resource reporting produced enables a much deeper understanding of what information an organization has, where it is and how it all interacts. This knowledge can be applied in a number of ways, starting with assisting in preparing a more accurate proposal for services.

Agile Compass might assist in any number of potential projects including data valuation, additional insight in the merger/acquisition process and long-range IT resource planning.

Agile Compass is designed to make your quest for data a little easier. Along with your expertise, it may increase not only the types of services you offer but, most importantly, the benefits your clients experience in an engagement.

System Implementation Specialists

Combine your services with Agile Compass to provide:

System & Project Proposals

Software Integration Mapping

System Rollout Planning

A Detailed Survey of Data Resources

IT Resource Planning

Comprehensive Data Cache Mapping

Getting new software up and running in an organization is a big job. Installation, integration, user training . . . it’s not easy and there are many potential pitfalls along the way. The adventure is even more treacherous when you’re unsure of what’s ahead. Unfortunately, this “not knowing” is all too common in the typical business environment. Agile Compass can help.

Agile Compass creates an organized, comprehensive view of the current data situation. You’ll have a much better idea of where information is stored and how best to integrate various data caches into a new system.

Agile Compass also assists with planning future needs like ongoing storage demands, data growth and IT resource & support requirements.

You may be doing a form of discovery already in order to build a proposal. Agile Compass can help here too by uncovering unknowns and interpreting the current data landscape more precisely. The more you know, the more tightly you can define costs, timelines and resource allocation.

Internal IT Departments

Combine your team with Agile Compass to provide:

Database Upgrades

Comprehensive Data Cache Mapping

Data Consolidation

Data Migration to Cloud

IT Resource Planning

A Detailed Survey of Data Resources

RFP Creation

System Implementation Planning

If you’ve looked through these examples, you’ve got a pretty good idea of what Agile Compass can do to enhance data management. You’ll probably recognize that, at some point, pretty much all of the above applies to the IT department within an organization. Yes, you’ve always got a lot on your plate. Agile Compass can help you and your team get things done more easily, quickly and efficiently. Any tool that helps lessen the load is welcome!

The data your organization is accumulating is multiplying exponentially. Add to the mix that it’s stored in multiple locations, on many different devices and countless formats which makes it very difficult to keep under control. So when the inevitable data-related project falls into your lap, be it a database upgrade, data consolidation, migration to the cloud or implementing a new software system, let Agile Compass assist.

Planning for the future is likely part of your job too. In the constantly evolving technology arena, coordinating the optimum mix of hardware, software and expertise is essential. Whether it’s trying to predict storage needs or deciding if it’s time for a new CRM system, knowing where your data situation stands now is essential. If it is time to bring in outside services or systems, the knowledge gained from the Agile Compass suite can help in creating an informative RFP.

In these ways and more, Agile Compass can help uncover what you don’t know and pinpoint areas in need of attention. While many data-related situations are universal, yours are unique to your organization and you’ll use the tools in an individualized way. Contact us and let’s talk about how Agile Compass can help you better find the way in your data wilderness.

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