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Founded in 2006 as Genisys Consulting, the Centre for Business Intelligence & Analytics (C-BIA) specialises in improving business decision-making and agility through the smart use of data, both on premise and cloud. We partner with clients to design and build Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI) and advanced Data Analytics applications and platforms in the Healthcare, Education, Research and FMCG sectors. Clients include Wellcome, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, University of Oxford/Saïd Business School. We have an exclusive off-shore partnership with the Center for Business Intelligence & Analytics in Pune & Mumbai, India. Together we have completed more than 50 projects since 2010.
Our rigorous requirement and management disciplines mean we can often offer fixed price projects.
End to END
We help with Strategy, Management & Technology, filling gaps in technology capabilities, reducing costs and accelerating technology adoption and business benefits.
HYBRID ON-SHORE/OFF-SHORE model.
Our hybrid on-shore/off-shore model means we can access scarce talent and take advantage of cost & time differences between the UK & India
TOOLS & PLATFORMS
A full range of Microsoft Azure, AWS and Open Source cloud and on premise skills and tools, including our own advanced data analytics 'white label' platforms.
We help clients identify and extract business value from their data assets
We help clients get business value from their transactional data assets. We use our DATASPRINT™ workshops to help them launch a pilot data initiative or develop a comprehensive roadmap to becoming a data-driven organisation. We also help to develop the data Governance & Management processes to ensure security & privacy and we support the use of tools such as Alteryx to make data accessible to all users.
We use Microsoft Azure .Net and SQL Server, Oracle and Open Source to build cost-effective and intelligent applications, automate everything and improve decision-making. We employ agile and collaborative development approaches to help users engage and deliver what they need. We can often do this for a fixed price and as an outsourced service.
We develop data-rich visual business intelligence applications using Microsoft and Open Source technologies for healthcare, education, retail and other sectors. These applications help inform and ease the decision load and drive better outcomes for clients, their users, customers or patients. Tools include Power BI and Tableau.
advanced data analytics
We help clients identify value and develop actionable insights from their data and adopt AI. We free them from low value data engineering and integration tasks and their reliance on scarce and expensive expertise. We provide AWS, Python, Microsoft Share Point, Azure ML, SAS, MySQL, Pentaho and R resources. We have developed our own ‘Analytics-as-a-Service’ (AaaS) platform and implement it in clients in partnership with domain experts, lowering the entry-point for advanced analytics for our client’s.
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