DataStema addresses an obvious problem that all companies have at some point: the Solution Exploration phase for data solutions, part of their buyer journey process.
The Solution Exploration phase is about "What's out there to solve our problem?". For some companies, this means initiating a Request For Information or a Request For Proposal process and running a Proof Of Concept, Proof Of Technology, or Pilot project.
Deep down, the client question in this phase may be formulated as follows: "I need a way to test various data solutions before buying them, to understand which one solves our problems better, helps us in our daily work, integrates well with the current/future environment, and comes at a reasonable price, support and maintenance costs."
From our experience working with our clients, this journey is not easy. It involves a lot of communication, alignment, mediation, and negotiation between the internal clients, implementors, and vendors. We also found out that this process is not transparent enough for all the parties involved, and reaching a consensus takes multiple iterations and time.
Once you identify the organization's problems and need to take action, go to the DataStema marketplace to get, deploy, and test Data Solutions Blueprints©. These help you reduce the time, cost, and people involved in a typical buyer journey process.
Data Solution Blueprints© is a concept DataStema is proposing to the market that represents an:
A solution that solves a specific problem, works in a productive environment, has a proven record of implementation, is documented, has at least one success story, and can be presented to a potential client.
A solution that covers data architecture patterns for ingesting, storing, processing, consuming, managing, and orchestrating data and implements Data Lifecycle Management best practices.