Run through the following checklist tofind out if your organization is ripe forinformation transformation.• Does your organization struggleto manage multiple businessintelligence vendors?• Are there uncertainties aroundyour core data assets?• Are your metrics consistentacross the leadership team?• Do you need to frequently initiateprojects to cleanse and improvedata quality?• Are your document and contentmanagement goals aligned?• Do you have a clear approachto data governance?
How can information transformationbe achieved? Accenture believesorganizations must understand wherethey are today in terms of theirinformation maturity level.
Doing the basics and strugglingto meet business, customer andcompliance needs.
Having a “single view of the truth”but needing to create more valuefrom information assets.
Agile, with self-service informationanalytics available to the businessbut the desire to do more.Organizations that wish to move fromfoundation to competitive levels needto apply a layer of industrialization.Foundation level organizations needto examine how they provide servicesaround their information assetsto become competitive. To achievea pioneering maturity level,organizations need to have matureinformation services and repositories.Organizations with a pioneering levelof information management are able toprovide new and unique ways to useinformation assets to drive businessgrowth and, in some cases, createnew business models.Unless organizations have reacheda pioneering maturity level, theyare unlikely to have a sufficientlyeducated workforce with the talentand experience required to useinformation assets for strategicadvantage. However, having reachedthe pioneering maturity level, thedata and content available toorganizations will be sufficientlymature and insightful to drive bothgrowth and high performance.Accenture believes that by defining aninformation strategy road map, andplanning for information transformation,organizations can achieve their desiredinformation maturity level.
Accenture Information ManagementServices is a dedicated global, cross-industry organization providing datamanagement, integration and analysis.We offer new ideas to help clientsbetter manage their business, interactwith customers and make strategic,financial and operational decisions.Accenture’s skilled professionals employ:
Business intelligence andanalytics capabilities
To help clients transform data intotimely, valuable knowledge by deployingeffective analytics solutions that enablesmart decision making that in turnreduces costs, accelerates productinnovation, optimizes supply chainsand pinpoints the true drivers of positive financial performance.
Data management and architecture
To help clients manage data acrossits entire life cycle so that it isaccurate, reliable, secure andconsistent throughout theenterprise to significantlyreduce the cost of ownership.
Portals and content management
To help clients bring users theinformation and applications theyneed to allow their organizationsto manage data successfully inall its forms and formats.
Accenture’s industrialized approachcombines a deep understanding of industry dynamics and businessprocesses with reliable, high-quality,lower-cost solutions tailored toclient’s needs. Accenture helpsorganizations be nimble, by applyingcollaborative, flexible and dynamicsolutions. For example, the AccentureInformation Resource PlanningModel helps to create a consistentframework for understanding anddelivering the components of information management.Furthermore, Accenture has helpedclients across many industry sectorsand we continue to drive innovativeinformation management solutions.Examples of areas in the resourcessector include:• Energy, by creating and fulfillinga demand for data, analytics andportal-enabled solutions. Our coreAccenture Information ManagementServices are complemented bybusiness process outsourcingservices for data with service-oriented architecture services.• Utilities, where organizations areleveraging information managementto define the smart technologies of the future; for example, advancedmetering infrastructure technologies,commonly referred to as smartmetering or smart grid initiatives.• Chemicals and natural resources,by helping organizations useinformation management to defineinnovative pricing techniques,achieve synergy savings followingmergers and acquisitions andunderstand their customer baseand market share potential.
Doing nothing during periods of economic volatility is not an optionfor organizations that wish to growtheir businesses and cut costs.But despite the turbulent windsof change, by diving deep intotheir own operations and applyingeffective information management,organizations can expect to reachthe safe harbor of high performance.