The Data Technology Matchmaker is designed for data leaders looking to find and select new data technology to transform their department and business.
We help guide the CDO and associated roles at every step of their technology interest, from bringing new vendor ideas to a full data procurement process - and everything in between.
We can run the individual parts of your data technology procurement or we can run the complete selection process. Whatever your need, we are here to help.
Data Technology Procurement
Frequent Asked Questions
What technology areas do you cover with the Data Technology Matchmaker?
We cover the full data software and services marketplace. As a Technology Matchmaker, Viewpoint Analysis simply connects customers with a need, to those data software vendors or service providers that can provide the solution to the need. Our job is to understand what the data team really needs, and then bring the right vendors to the table to be able to offer suitable solutions.
As such, we provide data solutions for areas such as - data warehouse, integration software, iPaaS, Master Data Management (MDM) and so much more.
How can Viewpoint Analysis help us with our data technology procurement?
The Data Technology Matchmaker is designed to help data teams to find and/or select data software and services. Our solutions can help the CDO and team to find new innovative data systems and introduce data technology vendors that can help with particular issues. Our job is to understand the marketplace - so that when our customer needs those new technology ideas, we can quickly bring the right technology vendors to the table.
If our clients know what they need, we run data market assessments (our Technology Matchmaker) and data RFPs (through our Meet My Need service and our Rapid RFP service) to quickly find the right data technology to meet their needs.
Do you only work with certain data software vendors?
No, we are not tied to any data software vendor and do not receive any compensation for introducing our clients to them or bringing them into a data selection process. We only work on behalf of our clients. Our service is built to help data teams to find and select new data technology and therefore we will go to whichever vendor can offer the right service to our client. Furthermore, we only act as a matchmaker - meaning that we bring the different vendor options, but ultimately it is the data team and data leadership that make the vendor selection.
How long does a Data Vendor Selection Process take to complete?
We strongly believe that a data software selection process should be quick and easy - both for the data and IT team and also for the data software vendor and systems integrator (if applicable). There is a business requirement that is driving the selection process, and we want to make sure that our clients get on to implementing the data software and services rather than spending weeks and months on the data selection process. Our Data Project Matchmaker and Rapid RFP are both designed to quickly find and then select the right data vendor for the customer - we expect the process to be completed in a few weeks (an average of 6 to 7 if we go from a standing start).
Can you run a Data RFP process?
Yes we can run a data RFP but our data vendor selection process is not an old-school data RFP process, it is super-quick and super easy to run. We want the process to be simple for the data team and simple for the data vendors. We want to drive a data software selection decision in the quickest possible time - whilst getting the right solution. We also want to build a partnership between the data vendor and the data team. So yes, our Rapid RFP and Data Vendor Selection might be what you need to make your data vendor selection, no matter what the technology area.