Confidence in data and processes

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We have more data now than ever before, and better tools for analysis. Using data effectively can make the difference between success and failure in business. We all need to be thinking about data integrity and concerned about how we use data to be the best.

Organisations which feel confident about the underlying data used by their systems are able to rely upon it to make decisions, highlight opportunities and identify and manage risks. They can be agile, because they feel comfortable with their data and know that it meets their business needs.

Using our business knowledge and experience across industry sectors combined with our data and analytics expertise, we help you answer questions like:

  • How do we manage and control our data as a core asset? Who controls our data processes and is it the right approach for our market conditions?
  • Are we making decisions based on the right inputs and interpretations? What happens if they aren’t?
  • How do we manage and control our data as a core asset? Who controls our data processes and is it the right approach for our market conditions?
  • Are we making decisions based on the right inputs and interpretations? What happens if they aren’t?
  • How do I make sure our change programme focuses on our business needs and not just technical delivery?
  • How can we collect, share and report on data quickly, securely, accurately and cost effectively?
  • How do I make sure my organisation is compliant when it comes to data handling and security?

Find out more about how we're helping clients with our Data Assurance propositions in the short videos below.

Case studies

Improving data accuracy and creating valuable insights for housing association

Our client, a provider of affordable housing, had grown in recent years as a result of several mergers. A concerted effort was made to bring together processes and technology into one place, but there remained a challenge around understanding what property data it holds.

There was a lack of trust in data quality which meant that key questions such as how many properties the organisation owns couldn’t be accurately answered.

We carried out an Information Management review to understand the system landscape, data flow processes and data quality. We used data and analytics to support our findings, profiling and reconciling data from multiple systems.

Our work showed that less than half of the properties existed in all the key systems, and a business case for implementing Master Data Management was created.

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Improving financial information management in a UK government department

Our client, a central government department, needed to overhaul its outdated system architecture to deliver a new policy requirement. Over time the various data systems across the firm had decayed to a point where the organisation could no longer fully trust the information gleaned from them and were missing opportunities for improved insight and increased operational efficiency.

With exceptionally tight timeframes (approximately 12 months) and huge volumes of unreliable data, our team set up a data management working group. Leveraging our trusted data methodology and dashboards our team developed a data migration strategy and data governance framework.

We then ran a data quality improvement programme across all data domains and implemented a master data management solution. Finally, our team successfully managed the migration of finance and operational data into the new bespoke operational system.

Our client has benefited from an improved single view of its data with consistent data standards and improved accuracy.

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Data propositions

Our Data Assurance propositions help illuminate your performance risk, controls, compliance and data quality issues and opportunities.

Take a look through our short videos to see how our propositions can help you and your business manage your data effectively.

Data Governance

For confidence and trust in your data you need the right data governance in place. Richard Petley, Data Governance Lead at PwC talks through the issues you may be facing and how we, at PwC, can make sure effective data governance is at the heart of your business.

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Process Assurance and Risk Analytics

Using data effectively can make the difference between success and failure. Andy Howe, Process Assurance and Analytics Lead at PwC talks through how with Process Assurance and Risk Analytics we can use your data to provide the evidence and confidence to help you make better and informed decisions for your business.

Intelligent data framework

It's important to effectively integrate and standardise your business data. Adrian Hughes, Director at PwC, outlines how PwC's Intelligent Data Framework could help you and your business.

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Management Information Confidence

With no shortage of data in today's business environment Adrian Hughes, Director at PwC, explains how confidence in your data is key to success. Are you asking the right questions?

Social media governance

With the explosion of data created through social media, it is fast becoming one of the most essential tools a business can have. PwC's Phil Mennie, social media governance leader, talks through how PwC can help your business create a tailored approach to your social media strategy.

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