• ASSESSMENT

    Effective enterprise information management programs must be aligned with business objectives and realities. That’s why First San Francisco Partners begins every engagement with a proven, repeatable and rapid assessment period designed to:

    • Analyze current data management, data governance and data sharing capabilities
    • Understand the behavior and quality of existing data
    • Identify anomalies based on business rules, metadata and policies
    • Provide a thorough understanding of the current-state architecture and IT infrastructure as well as the need for additional technologies
    • Determine data usage requirements and data consumer expectations

    In a matter of weeks, we educate stakeholders, build a solid business case and help determine clear objectives for the program.

  • ALIGNMENT

    To be successful, a new enterprise data management initiative must align disparate (and sometimes competing) agendas and initiatives to work toward a shared long-term goal. Without this alignment, data programs almost always fail to yield proper results.

    We take a proactive approach to aligning your organization around a common goal and data management plan by working with business and IT stakeholders, clearly articulating the benefits of your data program, especially master data management and data governance, demonstrating how a data program will help the business and establishing relevant KPIs.

    Many organizations choose to hold a one-day alignment workshop to serve as the vehicle for gaining buy-in, aligning expectations and goals, quantifying the value of enterprise information management and educating the executive team.

  • STRATEGY

    No information management initiative can succeed without a sustainable overarching strategy in place. We work with organizations to document business and technology requirements and to understand the current and future gaps in your data management program. From there, a roadmap is created to fill the gaps – and turn data into an actionable, decision-making tool.

    The strategy phase lays the groundwork for projects in enterprise information management, data governance, master data management, data quality, big data and more. 

  • IMPLEMENTATION

    During the implementation phase, our consultants help make real the strategies agreed to earlier in the program rollout. Our approach allows you to start small, iterate and refine your program over time to meet organizational priorities. This phased approach increases cooperation between disparate business units, delivers rapid results, enables regular adaptation to changing circumstances and requirements and uncovers risks and misconceptions before they can cause harm.

    Unlike other implementation firms, we don’t consider the implementation finished until there is a plan for sustainability. This means ensuring you have the stakeholders identified, the leadership aligned, the resources allocated and the plan to ensure the program or solution is adopted - not just implemented.

  • SUPPORT

    Implementation is only the beginning of an effective enterprise information management program. We offer a range of cost-effective operational support services to address your ongoing data challenges. Education, support and empowerment help your team drive continued data management excellence throughout the organization.

    From periodic reviews to ensure long-term alignment between your data management program and your business objectives to ongoing data maintenance and validation testing, we’ll help you reach your goals today, tomorrow and well into the future.

  • MEASUREMENT

    As the adage goes, you can’t fix what you can’t measure. That’s why it’s critical to set and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to determine if your information management and data governance goals are being met.

    We provide guidance to help organizations set metrics and KPIs for the people, processes and technology involved in their data program, and establish standard operating procedures for ongoing measurement and analysis. This proven approach allows continuous improvement within the program itself, in addition to providing quantitative proof of the program’s ability to transform data into the actionable intelligence that drives continuing business growth.