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a2c Named to CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Data Analytics Consulting Companies 11/7/2013 a2c at the forefront of tackling real analytic challenges by providing an array of services. . .

 

Every organization is trying to leverage the data that it has, or that is has access to, much better than they ever have before. It can be tempting to just go out and buy big data analytics software, thinking it will be the answer to your company's business needs. But Big Data analytics technologies alone aren't sufficient to handle the task. Well-planned analytical processes and people with the talent and skills needed to leverage the technologies are essential to carry out an effective Big Data analytics initiative.

 

Majority of the CIOs do not have adequate resources and skills to pursue Big Data Analytics initiatives. The answer lies in choosing a consulting vendor for the pilot projects - a right vendor who plays across hardware, database, design, and modeling/analytics.

 

In the last few months, we have looked at hundreds of data analytics consulting companies and shortlisted the ones who are at the forefront of tackling the real analytics challenges. We present to you CIOReview's 20 Most Promising Data Analytics Consulting Companies. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and the editorial board of CIOReview selected the Final 20.

Company:

a2c


Key Person:

Craig M. Spitzer, CEO


Founded:;

2007


Description:

Providing a blend of

Solutions Consulting,

IT Staff Augmentation

and Executive Search.

 

a2c - An Array of Data Management Services

 

Today, organizations face the ongoing challenges of better understanding their internal operations and seamlessly integrating with vendor partners while attempting to gain an edge over their competitors. The root cause of these challenges is the lack of establishing a sound enterprise data management strategy.

 

a2c, headquartered in Philadelphia, is helping its clients meet these challenges by providing an array of services ranging from Data Governance, Enterprise Data Warehousing, Business Process Optimization, and Predictive & Big Data Analytics. The company’s solution models simplify integration into the client’s existing infrastructure, using their current tools wherever possible.

 

a2c is focused on the healthcare, life sciences, telecomm/cable and financial services industries, providing a blend of solutions for consulting, IT staff augmentation, and executive search offerings to many Fortune 1000 organizations. The broad spectrum of the company’s clientele includes names like Independence Blue Cross- Philadelphia, Thomson “a2c provides our clients with an alternative to a "Big 4" consultancy at substantial savings for projects between $500K and $10M,” says Craig M. Spitzer, CEO at a2c.

 

With the help of existing and upcoming technologies, a2c provides a range of services to many companies across a variety of industries. In the healthcare sector, AmeriHealth Administrators (AHA), an administrator of health benefit plans targeting employers and organizations that choose to self-insure their members, decided to invest in an ambitious IT re-engineering effort to prepare for growth. a2c helped AHA in the re-engineering effort and built a state-of-the art enterprise data strategy that helped AHA to establish an information framework for greater organizational agility.

 

“a2c has a proven methodology for Agile Data Warehouse design that ensures an organization the ability to gain retrospective and future insights about its performance,” says Craig M. Spitzer. a2c’s method serves as an efficient data strategy that allows organizations to achieve parallel advancement of data, application, and technical architectures that work together and adapt to change. The method captures the business process’s metadata and provides a basis for design business process capabilities.

 

a2c is also working on providing offshore alternatives a2c is also working on providing offshore alternatives for web, application, data warehouse, and reporting development to companies. For many years, organizations have looked offshore for cost efficient development programs, quality assurance, and application maintenance and support. However, many companies now understand that, although offshore solutions initially appear to save money, the total cost of ownership is higher due to the quality of work, logistical differences, and the loss of intellectual capital. a2c has developed a model that not only allows its clients to enjoy a similar cost savings, but also provides them with a way to nurture new IT talent for their organization.

 

Our solutions organization utilizes a sound program management methodology and framework to ensure the quality and delivery of all our project based engagements. It believes in open communication among all parties so that interdisciplinary objectives are well understood and the project team can maintain a clear direction. a2c’s solutions organization team provides their clients with consistent quality of service and maximizes the client’s return on investment.