At Loblolly, we view Information Management as an organizational capability that is essential for the management and execution of a modern organization.
Most organizations have spent years developing ways to collect and store data. We help business and technology teams use those investments and transition to enterprise-aware, data-assisted processes that are faster, of higher quality and better meet the needs of their customers.
To deliver these capabilities, our experts use a governance approach to combine business expertise with state of the art technology and best practices.
Enterprise Information Management (EIM)
Typically, we see customers begin the transition to data-based processes and decision making through incremental improvements to existing technology and processes. Loblolly Information Management professionals assist customers in organizing the approach and delivering these improvements. Our modular method allows us to step in at any point in the process, assess the key inputs and product products that will be useful in subsequent development steps.
Sometimes our customers ask Loblolly for a more holistic approach through an Enterprise Information Management (EIM) plan. This activity moves beyond incremental steps to a more pervasive approach, helping agencies and departments plan and execute data unification and data assisted process improvements:
- Understand past, current, and future performance
- Analyze the results of spending
- Model the outcome of future spending and programs
- Find efficiencies and reduce costs
- Define key priorities from top to bottom
- Measure progress towards goals
- Communicate results to legislators, oversight bodies, and citizens
Loblolly has a successful track record of helping agencies bring EIM to life. From developing the business justification necessary to gain support and funding for an EIM initiative to devising a realistic implementation plan and successfully managing the development and deployment of new capabilities, Loblolly assists clients through each step of the project lifecycle. We are committed to understanding program goals, analyzing the data capabilities that exist, and working through business and technology issues to provide business intelligence (BI) in a way that supports enterprise decision making.
Loblolly recently served an agency’s Strategy team by providing expertise in information management. On this engagement, we provided expertise in overall EIM approach, Master Data Management Planning, Enterprise Data Governance Planning and Data Quality. Loblolly provided analysis and recommendations for the agency for each area, as well as, how all of these pieces fit together, areas not addressed, and areas of focus for adoption. These deliverables provided structure and measurable progress toward transformation to a data-centric agency.