information age, quality data and data design are essential to
decision-making and gaining competitive advantage. Information is
worthless if the data that produces it is inaccurate or missing.
Likewise to a certain extent, the tools and applications that manipulate
data to become meaningful information are only as responsive and capable
as the data model allows them to be. Thus, where previously the
emphasis of most system transformation projects have been divided between
the technology and application, Kiko Inc. has developed solutions that
give appropriate focus on data.
The key to Kiko Inc.'s success
in data transformation is our Data
Transformation Model, which enhances standard software development life
cycle (SDLC) processes with a complete series of data
transformations activities. Its comprehensive approach in the
preparation, analysis, and design phases minimizes the typical risks and
problems of IT projects, particularly those uncovered in the later phases
when options for resolution are much more time-consuming and
expensive. An additional advantage to Kiko Inc.'s approach is that
despite the attention to detail, the project timeframe does not
suffer. Besides preventing time-consuming fixes, Kiko Inc.'s Data
Transformation Model has other methods to accelerate the data conversion
Below is Kiko Inc.'s high-level approach
to providing data transformation solutions.
sophisticated approaches simplify the data transformation process to
the traditional "data conversion," proceeding directly to
Development and Execution stages. On the other hand, Kiko Inc.'s holistic approach
ensures a full understanding of the business and data, as well as collaboration between all system
transformation tracks: technology, data, and application.