Our services

A blend of pre-built data services, enhanced to meet your needs and supported through professional managed services.

Strategy

Critical to the success of any data management project is a robust data strategy that aligns your future vision for the use of digital data with your business goals.

Altius will bring together technical, architectural, business and sector expertise, and work with your senior decision makers to understand your current business state and the challenges your organisation faces in improving performance. Together we will then develop a detailed roadmap for a transformation project focused on capturing and utilising digital data to improve business intelligence and empower your organisation to drive growth.

Your data strategy will deliver...

A successful strategy will help your organisation fully understand how your data should be collected, stored, integrated and employed. Let us work with you to help you understand:

  • How your business can improve its agility and the pace at which it innovates through the insight provided by your digital data.
  • The most appropriate technology platform and provider that will enable scalability as data volumes and complexities increase.
  • The value that data science delivers, and how to build an efficient data science team, as well as how to engineer scalable algorithms and deploy them for production use.

Our Strategy Team has worked on data initiatives with the leadership teams of organisations across the UK, Europe and USA to help them build compelling information strategies and road maps that deliver real, enduring value.

Data platform

Key to maximising the output of your digital data and providing flexibility in your organisation’s long-term data strategy, is how your data is stored and made available.

Scalable

The Altius Data Platform overcomes the many limitations of traditional data warehouses, by providing a scalable, cloud based solution for storing, modelling and analysing structured, unstructured and big data on a single platform.

Inexpensive

Running on elastic cloud technology, the Altius platform allows your business to increase or reduce the amount of data you store and process according to demand. And because the cloud infrastructure costs are based only on the resources utilised, the Altius platform delivers cost savings of over 60% compared to traditional warehouse solutions.

Fast

By providing many analytical components and data models for common business functions such as Finance, Sales and Human Resources, as pre-developed ‘out-of-the-box’ solutions, the Altius platform also dramatically reduces the time and cost incurred in achieving an enterprise strength analytics platform.

Versatile

Supporting multiple data analysis and visualisation tools including Power BI, Tableau and Qlikview technologies, and combining powerful in-memory analytics, we can provide your business with a scalable platform that will support your data strategy as it evolves and matures.

Performance management

For over 20 years, Altius has been helping companies gain efficiencies, reduce costs and exploit opportunities with enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions. We are delighted to partner with One Stream and are also proud to have received recognition as the Oracle EPM Partner of the Year for 2016/17.

Our Oracle experience spans the entire Oracle Hyperion product range and includes: -

  • Hyperion Planning
  • Hyperion Financial Management
  • Oracle Essbase

We have implemented and support EPM solutions across a range of industries addressing business problems that include: -

Finance planning and budgeting

For many organisations, this is a time-consuming and error prone, manual process that relies heavily on multiple spreadsheets. They often lack flexibility and accuracy in their forecasting and planning, and are unable to quickly respond to changing environments.

Sales forecasting

Organisations often have multiple sales forecasts that are incomplete, inaccurate or not at the right level of detail to provide sales managers with the information they need to improve performance.

Workforce scheduling

Many organisations have a large workforce with complex working patterns across multiple locations. Efficient, cost effective deployment of resources against the different trading periods can present a real challenge.

Stock forecasting and optimisation

The ability to manage surplus or shortage of inventory is critical to many organisations. Are you struggling to forecast demand accurately, manage stock efficiently and understand the impacts of changing sourcing costs?

Altius’s Performance Management Team combines professional accountancy skills and technical expertise with sector experience and business knowledge. Our consultants will provide the best practice service for your EPM engagement.

Data Science & Analytics

Altius’s data scientists help companies take their complex data, and understand it, model it and visualise it, in order to unlock and extract its value. Focusing on algorithmic research and development, the team works closely with our clients to test and then productionise the algorithms.

We have developed a range of pre-built machine learning algorithms that are quick to implement with little customisation, but can be adapted to include new capabilities, data and sources.

Our algorithm inventory includes:
  • Customer segmentation
  • Fraud detection
  • Churn analysis
  • Promotion planning
  • Sales force planning and optimisation
  • Retail outlet segmentation
  • Product recommendation
  • Assortment optimisation
  • Promotion forecasting and optimisation
  • Dynamic pricing and demand modelling
  • Text analytics and sentiment analysis

Once the development, testing and stability of algorithms has been proven, we have the experience and capability to deploy them on today’s big data compute platforms to support production data volumes and workloads.

Data Visualisation

Producing accurate, real time and relevant reports and business insight is all very well, but for it to be of real value to your organisation, the information must be clearly communicated and made easily accessible to decision makers across your enterprise.

Engage

Today’s business users demand relevant, easy to digest and engaging online experiences. That’s why we’ve taken steps to ensure that this is something we can deliver as part of our service.

Our in-house Digital Design Team apply user interface and user experience design principles to transform how your data is presented. They take into consideration your business goals and branding, as well as the needs, frustrations and goals of your end-users to ensure maximum impact and engagement.

Communicate

Business insight is communicated with ease through the use of infographics and touch enabled browsing experiences. Applications are integrated across web, mobile and tablet user interfaces, allowing your decision makers to feel connected, instantly access relevant results, gain immediate insight and make accurate and timely decisions.

Managed services

The increasing complexity of today’s data management solutions means it is far more cost effective to partner with a dedicated managed service team than to maintain a specialist in-house support team.

Comprehensive support

Altius provides a comprehensive, tailored information management support service, that encompasses configuration and management of cloud infrastructure, through to application management, and management of critical business processes.

Our 24/7 outsourcing capability will ensure that your data management solution is supported by the same high quality teams that designed and developed it. And because we design solutions with support in mind, it significantly reduces our ongoing support costs.

Delivering maximum value

Our philosophy to providing Managed Services extends beyond a traditional helpdesk offering. We enable our clients to realise the full potential of their solution and work with them to ensure it delivers maximum value as their business model evolves.