Do you need to respond to a challenging set of data requirements?

The drivers of rapid response data requirements usually stem from common business and change activity. Examples include…

Transform & Grow

Perhaps you’re trying to transform your customer experience through a new channel or platform. What if one of your systems or portfolios can’t be migrated without impacting your cost, controls or timeline? Do you exclude some customers from an improved experience?

Regulate & Comply

Maybe you’ve received a time bound requirement to comply with new regulation. Your legal partners require data in a particular format to complete case due diligence, but your existing strategic platforms can’t service this requirement. Do you resort to manual data collation?

Merge / Acquire / Integrate

Merging with another organisation can be complex. Maybe you’d like to seamlessly manage your customer experience across heritages whilst you integrate? Are there edge use cases that can’t be fulfilled through your core designs?

Outsource / Sell / Exit

When exiting a market and winding down one of your subsidiaries, how can you ring fence and service associate data whilst you transition? Do you need to minimise cost, but archive data for regulatory compliance?

Respond

Serving your customers through challenging external events is critical in maintaining their loyalty. How can you rapidly mobilise to manage these relationships without appropriate systems and access in place? If you have tactical solution, is it auditable?

Organisations don’t need to compromise on the quality, cost or delivery of their data solutions, they can…

Use existing enterprise tools

  • Work with what you’ve got both server side and on end user platforms
  • Utilise your existing technology stack
  • Reliable and secure databases on Micorsoft SQL Server or equivalent
  • Maximise the use of Microsft Office 365 and Visual Basic for Applications, and more…
Follow existing controls
  • Follow your information technology policies
  • Have a robust development and support framework in place without points of failure
  • Rapidly deliver improvements without impacting service delivery
  • Build on your existing infrastructure, or the cloud – improving flexibility for agile organisations
Deliver on time and on budget
  • Less time for development, less investment
  • Build in house capability or maintain support arrangements- keeping support costs sustainable and to a minimum
  • Build solutions that meet both tactical and strategic objectives, and scale as required

We can partner with you to rapidly…

1. Discover & Design

Assess your current position, and design innovative and time/cost conscious blueprints for your operations, technology and data.

2. Build & Deploy

Bring the best of your organisation together to realise the benefits of high quality solutions on time and within budget.

3. Support & Improve

Take the risk and hassle out of managing your business critical data solutions with expert support on your infrastructure, or on the  FREDWARD Cloud

Specialist consultants with a proven track record.

We offer an end to end delivery capability, providing specialists to help you navigate your data challenges…

Programme Delivery

  • Scaled agile or classic waterfall change, programme and release management capabilities.
  • Delivering forward thinking, cost conscious strategic planning to your initiatives.
  • Risk, issue and dependency management
  • Executive stakeholder management and project reporting

Business Architecture & Analysis

  • Specialist operational design and analysis resources providing innovative blueprints and strategies to resolve complex problems.
  • Working closely with your teams to ensure requirements coverage and traceability.
  • Gaining design approval and backing from both operational and technology stakeholders – bringing everyone on the journey.

Solutions Architecture & Development

Agile or waterfall development of bespoke tools using existing software typically available to end users within large financial institutions. Including:

  • Process Automation
  • Business Intelligence dashboard design in QlickView, SQL Server Reporting Services and SAS BI
  • SQL Server database design and implementation, ETL via SSIS
  • User interface development via Access, Excel VBA for data presentation and user interaction to database platforms
  • Web applications development in .NET Core

Analytics, Modelling & Reporting

  • Traditional management reporting – operational, risk, customer and financial
  • Data visualisation in established tools such as PowerBI and Tableau
  • Data tape preparation for portfolio sales and deleverage initiatives
  • Redress and compensation calculators for customer rectifications (e.g. product miss-selling)
  • Risk model build, testing and roll out (e.g. IFRS9, PD, LGD)
  • RWA calculation, optimisation and credit portfolio analysis (commercial and retail products)

QA, Governance & Controls

  • Specialist quality assurance and test automation
  • Data management policy design and roll out
  • Data quality metric design, assessment and compliance monitoring
  • Data cleansing and remediation
  • Automation of data monitoring tools into operational practice
  • Data process flow mapping, data lineage tracking and critical data element definitions

Support

We believe in our solutions and stick around to support them.

  • Technical and operational support of self hosted or cloud data solutions
  • Microsoft Azure accredited cloud engineers and architects
  • Service Delivery and Problem Management resources with up to 24/7/365 coverage
  • Escalation paths directly to our leadership team
  • And more…

Recent Projects.

Partnering with some of the UK’s largest financial services organisations…

Archiving an entire Retail & Commercial Bank.
Building a rapid bulk extract tool for a large banking regulatory remediation programme.
Supporting a UK Commercial Bank with their IBOR transition.
Helping a multinational insurance and healthcare group exit non-strategic markets.
Designing and building remediation calculators and processes for a large Retail Bank.

We understand financial data.

We are a group of client focused consultants with industry experience. We understand our clients’ challenges because we’ve experienced them first hand, this enables us to develop and deliver solutions that actually work. Discover how our passion for data can work for you…

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