Cloud Data Platform

The accelerator that helps Financial Services organisations harness the power of their data

Whether you're looking to understand how to increase customer lifetime value, how to better optimise your prices, or how to reduce operational costs to serve, it's likely you're sitting on all the data you need to help you understand the next best action. The challenge is that it's often difficult and time consuming to find and combine the right data, and even harder to then apply the analytics and data engineering required to deliver the insight you're looking for. So we've built a data platform accelerator to help you get hold of your data and make it work for you — quickly and easily. Our platform accelerator is pre-built with all the capabilities you need (from data storage to machine learning), integrating best in class tooling that has been tried and tested, and that we know can deliver for you. It's robust, secure and can be deployed to whichever cloud provider you prefer. So instead of spending months getting started, you can stand up the infrastructure you need quickly and hit the ground running. Build your data platform with us
Explore the pre-built components and foundations that help us to build a platform with you quickly.

1. Data sourcing

  • Standardise the data patterns
  • Ingest data from internal and external sources
  • Supports all types of processing, including batch and streaming

2. Process & store

  • Cleanse and store data for performance and high scalability
  • Conform to a common data model
  • Engineer structured and unstructured data processing

3. Optimise

  • Pull in trends and historical data from the data store
  • Arrange data into standardised and optimised formats for reports, analytics and machine learning

4. Insights & machine learning

  • Access self-service analytics and MI reporting
  • Optimise the environment to enable machine learning modelling at speed
  • Distribute insights across your organisation or onto third parties with ease
Our data platform accelerator can help you: By taking advantage of our pre-designed and tested cloud and event-driven data/AI platform accelerator, you can cut solution build time by up to 70% compared with traditional cloud platform deployments. This of course reduces the effort from your under-resourced IT teams, but more importantly it gives you access to critical business insight, faster. By quickly generating insight from your data that you didn't previously have, you can uncover previously unnoticed cost saving opportunities. Working with one large insurer, our accelerator produced analytics that enabled them to reduce operational costs to serve customers by 10%, a circa £7 million saving. Our platform accelerator was developed following a best in class assessment of a wide range of products and tooling available from leading cloud providers (including Google Cloud, AWS and Microsoft Azure). This not only reduces the time you spend on the tools assessment, it also reduces the risk of investing in technology that doesn't compliment others as we have already tested the product combinations. The choice of tooling also makes the platform portable from one cloud to another, helping mitigate the risk of asset re-development and without compromising on performance. Furthermore, it prevents you from vendor lock-ins and allows flexible external tool plug-ins. Gone are the days of traditional back-office MI reporting on historical business performance; our accelerator helps you to meet today's requirements for real-time data science. As well as streamlining data processing and the provision of data analytics and machine learning on an event-driven architecture, it also allows you to easily set up interactive reporting dashboards, data visualisations and models. Robust in-built security and privacy features support the storage and provision of your most prized data assets. This includes secure data encryption, role-based access controls and identity and access management. We've designed the platform accelerator specifically for financial institutions to help ensure you're meeting industry standards for privacy, processing sensitive data, security and regulatory compliance e.g. GDPR, ISCO/IEC certifications, SOC 2/3 audit and security standards like PCI DSS. Legacy systems can hold your organisation back from delivering its digital transformation objectives. By quickly replacing your old data platforms, you’ll unlock data engineering capabilities that were not previously possible. It also supports modern and agile data engineering and delivery approaches (e.g. DevOps), which enable faster solution development and deployment. The secure cloud foundation is deployed through pre-built "infrastructure as a code" that can easily operate in your preferred environment (AWS, Google Cloud or Azure) or even a multi-cloud environment. It can also integrate with any of your existing internal systems (e.g. customer databases) as well as external third-party data sources through open APIs. Working with you to define your use cases, we can help you quickly build a solution that delivers you the insight you need for the actions you need to take.
Helping you transform your data... Marketing automation systems Social media Customer call centre interactions CRM systems Website buying history Core banking transactions External feeds (e.g. credit bureaus) Policy administration systems Claims systems IoT feeds   ...into the insight you need Improve customer lifetime value Increase customer retention rates Uncover cross-sell opportunities across your product/service portfolio Increase ROI and conversation rates on marketing campaigns Increase volume of digital sales through company app and website Reduce operational cost to serve Better understand customer propensity to buy Monitor and track granular product performance Increase confidence of ROI on CAPEX investments Case study Take the first step Find out how Cloud Data Platform can help you harness the power of your data, faster. Get in touch Alpha Platform Acting as a supporting data and analytics capability, Cloud Data Platform integrates with Alpha Platform, the accelerator that helps Financial Services organisations quickly deploy digital customer journeys. Find out more