It doesn’t matter how big your data is. If you’re not using it to drive real business value you’re wasting your time and money.

No unicorns. No pixie dust. No magic. Just reliable answers to questions that matter.

Big Data + Discovery + Insight + Action = Outcome


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.


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.

Location: Europe

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.

Location: Asia

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.

Location: Europe

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.

Location: Europe

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.

Location: Europe

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

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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.

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Office locations and contact details:

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Newbury Office (UK)

Newbury Office (UK)
1 Northbrook Place
RG14 1DQ
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1635 556970
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Tysons Office (USA)

Tysons Office (USA)
1775 Tysons Blvd
Suite 900
Tysons, VA 22102-4285
United States
Tel: 1-800-990-0228
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