We harness data and analytics to build smart, data-driven applications that solve real business problems.
Our solutions help: drive revenue growth, reduce costs, improve efficiency, monitor and measure performance or manage risk.
Our solutions help: drive local job creation, deliver more with smaller budgets, measure policy impact or manage risk.
It’s all about the data
There is no magic black box that can turn poor quality, incomplete and inconsistent data into analytical gold.
It requires experience, diligence, process automation, reference data, technology, pragmatism and ‘humans in the loop’.
... years creatively leveraging data and analytics to help people work smarter.
... years experience in improving spend visibility for governments and major corporations across the world.
... translators, data alchemists, visualizers, quants, engineers, implementers and supporting staff.
... active customers on four continents supporting more than 2,000 users.
WHAT WE DO
Analytics as a Solution
Packaged data and analytics solutions that address specific businesses challenges ‘out of the box’. Configured to your specification and delivered fast for a fixed and inclusive fee.
Analytics as a Service
Smart dashboards and intelligent data-driven applications that solve real business problems. Designed and built by us leveraging our platform, but delivered to your specification.
Data as a Service
Capture and transformation of your data so that it is ‘fit-for-analytical-purpose’. Managed and hosted by us and accessed by secure data API, or delivered for access ‘on-premise’.
Examples of our work
Improving visibility to save a nation $1.8bn
Problem: Poor visibility over a European country’s £10bn + annual spend on goods & services leading to higher costs and inefficiency in procurement.
Solution: Capture, aggregation, cleansing, classification and enrichment of spend data for over 100 separate entities. Development of an analytics platform deployed to more than 750 users and used to reduce the costs of purchased goods & services at national, regional and local levels.
Predicting contract cancellation to reduce ‘churn’
Problem: 4G mobile internet provider in South East Asia suffering revenue loss due to inability to anticipate cancellation.
Solution: Analysis of subscriber records to identify patterns in advance of contract cancellation. Predictive model developed that provides marketing and customer teams with accurate indication of likelihood of cancellation to facilitate retention.
Leveraging data to indicate fraud and abuse
Problem: More effective use of data to reduce losses to fraud and financial abuse by UK Government in the giving of grants.
Solution: Review and analysis of Government data sources and development of 124 potential fraud and abuse indicators and a scoring system design to generate ranked and prioritised ‘watch lists’ to support prioritisation of investigative effort.
Standardizing across borders to drive out cost
Problem: Failure of incumbent to accurately classify a global media company’s $14bn of annual direct and indirect spend.
Solution: Capture, cleansing, classification and enrichment of spend data for 11 business units across multiple geographies. Deployment of an analytics platform to group sourcing used to reduce the costs of commonly purchased goods & services.
Location: North America
Monitoring spend with minority owned businesses
Problem: Lack of metrics to monitor spend with minority owned business and track delivery of policy at a large US school district.
Solution: Transformation of spend data combined with aggregation of external minority business data to enable calculation of spend with minorities delivered as a report and updated quarterly to enable tracking of ‘direction of travel’.
Location: North America
Directing spending to create jobs and opportunity
Problem: Leverage a European country’s public spending on goods & services to support the growth of the local economy.
Solution: Transformation of spend and aggregation of multiple data sources to facilitate identification and ranking of high potential categories. Delivered as an analytical application with tools to conduct outreach to encourage bid participation.
Benchmarking property assets to manage outliers
Problem: Comparative metrics to manage property costs by global property management company too time consuming to compile.
Solution: Aggregation of spend and property data to create benchmarks against which outlying properties and suppliers could be identified to target cost reduction efforts. Delivered as a dashboard that included metrics to support the sales effort.
Empowering a nation’s ‘armchair auditors’
Problem: Re-engage electorate and rebuild trust and confidence in politicians and the political system at a major US city.
Solution: Repurposing of transformed spend to render it ‘citizen friendly’. Delivered as and easy-to-use web application accessible directly from the City’s own website to allow citizens, journalists and arm-chair analysts direct access to the City’s spend data.
Location: North America
Benchmarking peers to identify better performance
Problem: Absence of comparative metrics for a group of US universities to support identification and prioritisation of opportunities to better manage spend.
Solution: Transformation and standardization of spend by category combined with student and faculty data to generate meaningful category specific benchmarks. Delivered as an intelligent dashboard to enable comparison with peer institutions.
Location: North America
MEET THE TEAM
Spikes Cavell people are passionate people, deeply committed to delivering unrivaled customer service. We believe in doing what we say we’re going to do, when we said we were going to do it.
At Spikes Cavell, good enough never is.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Technology Officer
Luke, Andrea and Matt directly support an experienced, capable and hardworking international team comprised of:
Translate the business requirement into a pragmatic, deliverable solution that will solve the business problem and deliver value.
Build, test and deploy the smart dashboards, intelligent applications and supporting technical infrastructure.
Capture, cleanse, enrich, aggregate and transform raw data such that it is ‘fit-for-analytical-purpose’.
Build complex models that leverage state-of-the-art algorithms to explain or predict behaviour and turn data into analytical gold.
Design the smart dashboards and intelligent applications to make the data more accessible, understandable, and engaging.
Manage the programme from design through to implementation and beyond. They ensure that the solution delivers the anticipated business value.
At Spikes Cavell partnerships matter. Over the past 10 years we’ve invested time, effort and energy in building strategic alliances with organizations who share our passion for leveraging data and analytics to drive superior business performance.
Our hybrid data transformation methodology is an effective combination of people, process, data and technology that has been designed to deliver the best possible analytical outcome regardless of the quality of the source data.
Office locations and contact details:
Newbury Office (UK)
1 Northbrook Place
Tel: +44 (0)1635 556970
Fax: +44 (0)1635 556971
Tysons Office (USA)
1775 Tysons Blvd
Tysons, VA 22102-4285
London Office (UK)
The Walbrook Building
Tel: +44 20 3604 6999
Fax: +44 20 3604 6998
Bangalore Office (India)
Xchanging Tower, SJR iPark,
EPIP Area, Whitefield
Bengaluru, 560 066
Tel:+91 (0) 80 30540000