Data and analytics

Enabling companies to derive more value from their data

Data sources are proliferating with the advent of social media, mobile browsing, cloud based applications and the increasing number of smart, sensor enabled devices

Data is now recognised as a key driver of superior business performance rather than just something that must be collected for regulatory reporting. Business analytics is enabling companies to derive more value as it becomes less historical and increasingly forward looking, enabling organisations to create optimised and personalised recommendations triggered by customer behaviour as it happens. This is leading to challenges for clients who need to derive value from their data:

  • Regulatory requirements – are placing increased demands for regulatory reporting and demonstrating appropriate data usage for business decision making.
  • Customer expectations – customers demand a seamless and more personal experience when interacting with Financial institutions. Data is central to enabling consistent and fair treatment across digital channels.
  • Marketing returns - poor prioritisation and selection adversely impact the return on marketing spend. Low conversion rates on offers and product recommendations demonstrate a need for greater personalisation and next best offers based on real-time behaviour.
  • Real time insight - by generating value out of real-time data streams, previously underused data can now provide strong indication of customer intent, and drive down instances of financial fraud and other cyber security threats.

High value analytics is one part of the story, efficient and low cost data management is the other side, which needs to address challenges of poor data quality, lack of integration, inflexible reporting or poor visualisation tools and techniques. Sopra Steria provides consultancy and a range of managed delivery services across data management, analytics and visualisation. We create unique outcome based propositions for our customers, incorporating data drawn from traditional structured data sources as well as from unstructured formats.


Our experience

 For a major European regulatory organisation, we have created an interactive digital, cloud-based proof-of-concept within our DigiLab environment, leveraging our capabilities in Big Data storage and analytics

 We helped a closed life and pensions fund consolidator to improve its capital and regulatory reporting by modelling data, improving data quality and providing BI solutions to the group, in order to provide an accurate and consistent view of policies, transactions, liabilities and assets


 Engaged in all aspects of programme delivery, we worked with a major UK challenger bank to deliver a new centralised BI solution in order to meet the regulatory reporting necessary to launch a current account product

 For more than 10 years, we have been working with a leading UK retail bank to design, develop and implement a variety of data management and reporting solutions across its compliance, risk, finance, remediation and customer analytics departments