Big Data Transformation (Consulting & Integration) – Large Accounts
The "Big Data Transformation (Consulting & Integration) – Large Accounts" market category rates and compares IT service providers on their consultancy and integration services for the development of data-driven IT systems. In addition to the relevant consulting and integration-related expertise, the providers in this category require in-depth technical knowledge, to enable them to translate complex data into valuable, usable information. These services provide tangible support to companies undergoing a digital transformation, in the form of new data-driven businesses processes or models.
As the scope of managed services, consultancy and integration requirements can vary significantly depending on the size of the company in question, the study divides these companies into two size categories. Following the merger, the unbelievable Machine Company (*um) was this year rated together with Basefarm: "um*/Basefarm is a strong IT service provider with its roots in the cloud and a great feel for the business opportunities that information can open up." The company was rated and analyzed in the Large Accounts category, which is made up of providers for multinational customers which employ more than 5000 people, have a global decision-making structure, and are active all over the world.
In last year's study, *um was recognized alongside others as a big data leader in the similar category of "Big Data Transformation Consulting & Integration". However, an analysis of this year's "Big Data Transformation (Consulting & Integration) – Large Accounts" category shows that there have been significant changes since then. This year's study places Unbelievable Machine/Basefarm in the leader quadrant, alongside global players such as Capgemini and Deutsche Telekom – and ahead of companies like Accenture, Deloitte, and KPMG. These results clearly demonstrate that size is not (or is no longer) the sole factor – the expertise and quality of the provider is of much greater importance.
For the independent analysts from ISG, the company's strategy and vision were major factors in their positive verdict: "At The unbelievable Machine Company, big data and data analytics have been part of the company's core business for many years. This experience has led to the development of the Data Science Process Model and its successor, the Data Leadership Process Model (*umDLPM). *um customers benefit from these concepts during the implementation of data analytics projects, for example through the application of existing use cases." The experts highlight that the company draws on these concepts throughout its work for customers, from the data analysis, verification, and consolidation phases through to the creation of machine and deep learning models, language analysis, and the application of statistical methods. The analysists also praised the company's knowledge of open-source technologies, the cloud, and data analytics.