The Business problem End users need the ability to generate business data for output, and flexibly model their dynamic business problems rapidly and effectively. The quickest and most flexible way to do this is to build applications outside of IT or business governance using familiar tools. This results in End-User Computing (EUC) artefacts, such as Excel spreadsheets, that over time can become complex, manual and error prone processes.
The Management Problem Given the generation of EUC artefacts, organisations are tasked with governance and optimisation where they support key business processes. Options available are one or all of control, empower, or migrate.
There is limited tooling available that empowers the business in a way that is approved of and managed by IT and helps migrate EUCs without increasing the divide between IT and the business.
Existing tools tend to empower IT, or the business in a way that makes collaboration and standardisation more difficult.
Based on many years of consulting experience and input from our strategic partners, Kinaesis Acutect has been built from the ground up to enable you to:
To bring IT and the business together, Acutect has been built to satisfy the needs of both sets of stakeholders.
Iterate fast: The business wants to iterate their solutions fast to handle new requirements, investigate data, or build management information.
Trusted data: They want to work with trusted data and be sure that the numbers they are using are accurate. They need to support solutions with their own data that may not be in the IT catalogue.
Understand the business processes better: They want to understand the use cases of the business more accurately to implement better solutions.
Trusted data: IT want the business to use the single source of the truth in a controlled and managed way from their sources. They want to empower the business to leverage the IT systems.
Transparency: They want transparency of the business processes to ensure compliance and usage of their data is in line with its purposes and their capabilities to deliver it.
EUC Data Exchange: Acutect has been designed as a no-code, metadata driven platform to extract EUC data on a repeatable basis. Acutect adapts to your frequently changing business data requirements through its in-built metadata driven schema drift feature.
EUC Quality Control: Our inbuilt AI/ML driven data quality features allow you to tactically master data sets into reliable sources, so that you can be confident in sharing a single version of the truth for the business and IT to collaborate around.
EUC Lineage: Acutect provides tools to capture detailed data lineage and to track this over the migration process, as well as link to centralised sources of glossary and lineage information. Storing this over time, you can track the changes as you simplify and migrate your inventory to more efficient and lower risk processes.
EUC Dashboard: Our dashboards serve to keep you up to date with the migration effort, and to track and monitor the processing of your EUCs. The collaborative environment enables the business and IT to track progress jointly.
Schedule Flexible scheduling to pick up and process EUCs based around business process to help with keeping the data in synch during migration.
A typical Kinaesis Acutect consulting engagement to deliver Acutect would incorporate the following elements: