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Data Modelling

Data should belong to the business and not to the software programmers or IT department, or worse your suppliers. Data is a resource, a living process and it will change. If the modelling is done well then change is nothing to be feared.

Data modelling is about getting consistent data by having very clear definitions and structures, which means that it can be accessed and shared by different applications and different parts of the organisation rather than being trapped in a silo.

It is about getting data into the state that ends the business being constrained by its own IT and forced to use workarounds due to software inflexibilities. It is about getting data into the state that when change occurs it does not spawn big IT migration projects. Data modelling is about enabling business to change because the data foundation has standards, consistency and is predictable.

Data modelling can become very academic and theoretical to the point that it becomes very interesting to IT people and is no longer about prioritising deliverables that can be used by the business e.g you just want your software to be up and running. Arc is by nature a very pragmatic group, perhaps with a dose of cynicism thrown in and we believe that it is important that the business receives the benefits of expert data modelling promptly.

Arc's Data Modelling Service

Put briefly and in plain English, Arc's service is about getting data into the state that ends the business being constrained by its own IT and ends the need to use workarounds due to software inflexibilities. It is about getting data into the state that when change occurs it does not spawn big IT migration projects. Arc's data modelling is about enabling business to change because the data foundation has standards, consistency and is predictable, and we have a really good track record of success in doing this

Data is a valuable business resource, yet it is often locked away in databases obscured from decision makers. The Arc Software data team is very experienced in modelling data and can discuss the deepest theoretical concepts down to most granular level of detail with any technician, but we are a company that does, a company that builds, and we like to move from theorising to actually deploying solutions. Arc's pragmatism means that we will get to deploying a solution that provides business value with a design that lasts for many years. 

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