NIRAS provides services and advice across a range of data science services. We perform data science with both feet on the ground, and use the right tools and methods for the task in hand. We fall in love with the problem, not the solution.
Data science with both feet on the ground
For many, data science is an airy concept and can be difficult to put into the context of everyday life. In reality, data solutions don’t have to be so complicated and filled with buzz words, as so many typically are. We are knowledgeable users and developers of machine learning, data lakes, linked data, BI, and everything else ‘smart’. However, the right solution can often just as well be a (further) development of a good Excel solution.
We all work with data
Most people will happily agree that we work more and more with data in everyday life. The data we have comes in many guises. It can be Excel sheets on a network drive, third-party software, sensors, PDFs, databases, websites and more. We are happy with data no matter its shape and format – we have methods to set up automatic routines that pull data out of the systems, and combine it.
But data in and of itself creates no value. It is the insights, decisions and resulting actions based on well-organised, analysed and presented data that create value.
We provide a range of services to help create value from data.
Setting up data models and structures
We help you structure your data and help you understand what is needed so that automatic data routines function in daily life.
Extraction and compilation of data sources
We offer the option of setting up automated data extractions so that your data comes to life together with other data sources.
Automatic report generation
Standard reports and appendices typically consist of a large part of standard text and some tables, figures and the like, which must be changed from time to time. We can set up routines so that this happens automatically based on your data sources.
Power BI dashboards
Dashboards are typically used for financial overviews. However, we use the technology to gain insights into many other types of data.
Advanced Excel solutions
Modern Excel works well with many other data sources. We take advantage of this, as we have experts in advanced Excel functionalities such as Power Query, Power Pivot, DAX and VBA.
We help you find correlations, identify trends and patterns and make predictions based on data. We do this mainly by using statistical models, classification algorithms and cluster analyses.
We learn from each other
As it is for all our services, we like to customise them to your specific needs. This means that we make a virtue of not introducing new systems, and we draw data from your system as it appears today. We are happy to provide tutoring and upskill your own employees so that they can take over operations and further development. In this way, you ensure that learning from your project remains in your organisation, and you get your key employees upskilled where possible.
Domain experts in house
All our solutions are carried out in close collaboration with our domain experts within your area, so we ensure that the expertise is in place and that our analyses are causal and not just correlated.
We like to start by designing the user interface of your solution in close cooperation with you. In this way, you typically get a prototype you can relate to within a very few days. This ensures that you get a solution that creates value for you and that we are all working in the same direction.