Advancing BI & Big Data Analytics - Global Offices

CBIG Consulting is a professional services firm offering BI and Big Data analytics solutions. Our goal, first and foremost, is to help our clients be successful by taking the vast amounts of data they collect and transform that data into information and insight so they may better understand—and make intelligent decisions about —their customers, brand, competitors, operations and market opportunities.

Since 2002, we have been working with leading organizations from our global offices near Chicago, Denver, Boston, Austin, Raleigh, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Singapore, and London.

With more than a decade of success in data warehouse and business intelligence consulting, CBIG has evolved into an industry leader in Big Data analytics, cloud-based analytics, predictive analytics, and other emerging solutions. 

Specific services include:

  • Assessments
  • Roadmaps
  • Strategic Planning
  • Analytics & Reporting
  • Big Data Architecture and Integration
  • Data Integration / Migration / Optimization
  • Cloud Analytics
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Competitive Intelligence
  • Data Monetization
  • Dashboards
  • Mobile BI
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • DW Appliances
  • Master Data Management
  • Data Governance
  • Prototyping
  • Onshore Development
  • Managed Services
  • Recruiting & Staffing

At CBIG, we’re especially proud of our people, who are experts and published authors in the data analytics field. CBIG’s leading consultants have, on average, been in the BI industry for more than 15 years. Our Principals have helped spearhead the movement from traditional data gathering and dissemination to Big Data analytics.

 
Undisclosed
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
50 - 249
 Founded
2002
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Chicago, IL
Headquarters
  • CBIG Consulting
    8700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave, #820N
    Chicago, IL 60631
    United States
    800.334.2078
other locations
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    71 Stevenson Street, Suite 400
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    United States
    800.334.2078
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    100 Congress Avenue, Suite 2000
    Austin, TX 78701
    United States
    800.334.2078
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    5600 River Rd, Suite 800
    Des Plaines, IL 60018
    United States
    800.334.2078
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    999 18th Street, Suite 3000
    Denver, CO 80202
    United States
    800.334.2078
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    Level 13, 2 Park Street
    Sydney, NSW 2000
    Australia
    +61 2 9004 7112
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    60 State Street, Suite 700
    Boston, MA 02109
    United States
    800.334.2078
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    421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 1100
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    United States
    800.334.2078
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    701 Fifth Avenue , 42nd Floor
    Seattle, WA 98104
    United States
    800.334.2078
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    137 Market Street, Level 6
    Singapore 048943
    Singapore
    +65 6809 3869
  • CBIG Consulting
    19800 MacArthur Blvd, Ste. 300
    Irvine, CA 92612
    United States
    800.334.2078
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    Level 8, 90 Collins Street
    Melbourne, VIC 3000
    Australia
    +61 3 9666 3330
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    Level 10, 21 Queen Street
    Auckland 1010
    New Zealand
    +64 (0) 9927 4956

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Website Data Warehousing Implementation

"They don’t have an allegiance to one specific vendor, which seems rare. When we selected Teradata, CBIG didn’t try to sway that decision."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Professionalism: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
Project summary: 

The client is a website for consumers to find family housing. The client needed a complete solution for data warehousing. CBIG Consulting was selected to run the request for proposal for different vendor warehousing options, and implement the system. CBIG Consulting is also responsible for creating a Big Data plan for the website.

The Reviewer
 
300 employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
Chief Technology Officer, Consumer Housing Portal
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied the work that CBIG Consulting delivered. The CBIG Consulting team is staffed by experts who really know their business know all big technology vendor solutions equally. The cost is higher because the quality of work is better. The client has no major negatives to report and recommends CBIG Consulting highly to colleagues. 

BACKGROUND

Please provide a brief description of your company.

I work for a leading consumer website for multifamily home or single-family home rentals. We connect the consumer with a multi-family home complex. It’s all basically done online. We have about 19,000 advertisers and about 6.5 million monthly visitors.

We have about 300 employees. I also worked for another famous website for car shopping that CBIG helped for a very similar model. That website connected automotive shoppers with a dealership on a lead-base model. That site has much higher traffic at about 20 million unique visitors a month with 18,000 dealerships and 3.5 million vehicles.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the chief technology officer. I basically oversee all the architecture delivery design for the website and back office applications.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What was the business challenge you were trying to address with CBIG Consulting?

I’ve been in the department for one year now. When I got here, we had a lot of disarray around our data needs specifically within the data warehouse. Our underlying data architecture was very flawed in different places.

I had CBIG essentially come in and do a very extensive audit on our current-day warehouse setup. They gave me a great idea of what the current state looks like really from a people-process technology perspective. They also provided recommendations on how to move to future state with a very comprehensive step-by-step program. This recommendation became the blueprint for the way we moved forward, and implemented our Teradata solution.

SOLUTION

How did you select CBIG Consulting to work with?

They did a pretty large implementation project for us previously. That was a highly successful project. We had purchased the Teradata data appliance for our warehouse needs. We needed an implementation partner. We brought CBIG in to help evaluate firms.

They did a couple of different things. They helped us pick the right solutions. They ran the entire RFP process for us. We had six vendors in play at any given time, and they narrowed it down to three. They also helped design the implementation plan. They helped us select an offshore company to migrate the data from our Legacy platform to Teradata.

When was the last work that CBIG Consulting did for your firm completed?

February of 2013.

Can you give me a sense of the size of the initiative in a dollar figure?

It was definitely a six-figure project.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

How has CBIG Consulting performed so far?

I think they’re very reputable in Chicago. Their name is Chicago Business Intelligence Group. They’ve got a great team of experts that we were able to rely on during the project. We were actually able to stay in contact with them post-project for questions. We’ve relied on them just to look at some of our business intelligence tool needs without a formal engagement for advice.

In the two large engagements that I’ve done with them, we have not gone over budget. We haven’t missed crucial dates. They are flexible with changes and hiccups. We’ve been very satisfied with their work so far.

Is there anything that really stands out about them that’s unique compared to other IT groups?

They don’t have an allegiance to one specific vendor, which seems rare. When we selected Teradata, they didn’t try to sway that decision. They basically laid out all the pros and cons of each and what we were going to get. They definitely have their pulse on all things related to data or data warehouses within Chicago.

Do you have any improvements to suggest or anything CBIG could do differently?

No. I would say that they’re  a little bit more on the expensive side. You pay for what you get at the end of the day. I think they have the experts. You’re going to pay for the expertise. If I’m paying that type of hourly rate, I want an expert. Their staff has breadth of knowledge, experience, and it’s clear they can handle large enterprise clients.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Danish Drug Maker Marketing Analytics

"CBIG is willing to work weekends and evenings to satisfy our sales team. They will work overtime to get clients the data they need on time." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Professionalism: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
1,000,000 - 9,999,999
Project summary: 

The client is a Danish drug maker that produces therapies for the US and foreign markets. The challenge was finding potential consumers in the US market for the drugs that treat rare diseases. CBIG Consulting was hired to provide marketing analytics to help the 3,000 sales professionals sell in the US market to doctors. CBIG also works on other data warehousing and master data management projects for the client.

The Reviewer
 
Large enterprise
 
Chicago Metro Area
Director of Sales Operations and Technologies, Danish Drug Manufacturer
 
Verified
Feedback summary: 

The client is very satisfied with the work of CBIG Consulting. CBIG has many seasoned professional employees that are experts in master data management and analytics. The team is easy to work with and the only slight negative is the cost. The client still feels CBIG's work has been great and highly recommends them to others.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company?

We are a Danish company that creates and markets neurological and psychopathic drugs for many serious diseases like Huntington ’s disease and depression. We have been in the US for years selling through American partners. Recently, we purchased a US company to sell therapies in the US.

What is your role and responsibilities?

I am the Director of Sales Operations and Technologies. I am responsible for the data warehouse but not the infrastructure. I also run CRM, Business Intelligence, and some other smaller data groups.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address?

We needed to understand the market for these therapies. Some drug markets are small, in only the thousands in the US. We needed help marketing for larger markets for more popular drugs also for revenue.

SOLUTION

Can you tell me about the scope of the work?

The initial data warehouse was very simple and rudimentary. We needed to enhance that so we could do more with the data. This wouldn’t be acceptable in the future world of business. CBIG was brought in to build a strategic data roadmap for us. They are experts in MDM or Master Data Management. This is huge in the pharmaceutical world since we have huge amounts of data for sales analytics, dosing for patients and physician targeting. We must understand our customers or we will not be successful.

They mapped out our data warehouse and BI reporting as well. That was the second part. They also provide consultants and help with other work that arises.

What was the process for selecting CBIG to work with?

I hired CBIG in January, 2013. My friend from a financial firm was very satisfied with their work. She is a great data modeler and took a job with CBIG later. I brought CBIG on board because I knew their company was professional.

When was the project completed?

They finished it in September, 2013.

Can you give us a sense of the size of that initiative?

We have had 7 full-time resources here since March, 2013. Some will come and go depending on business need. It is over $1 million so far.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What were the results of the project, are there any metrics you can share?

We have automated many processes with a much larger data set and more accuracy. The conversion has led to much better data, more accuracy and a larger scope.

How has CBIG performed?

I am satisfied with their work and our partnership. Their resources are professional and there were very few issues between the CBIG folks and our team.

CBIG is willing to work weekends and nights to satisfy our sales team. They will work OT to get people the data they need on time. There isn’t much room for error in our business and they come through.

What is unique or special about CBIG compared to other vendors?

They are different than the large consultants like Accenture. They have a very seasoned group. All of the analysts are great, they don’t have junior people. Their team is filled with experienced people with 15 years plus in this space. These are pros and they know so much about this business. They can draw on their past success for current projects.

Is there anything that you think they could improve upon or you would do differently?

I wish that both my group and their team decided to hire a PM for this. It would have been a better setup for our project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Because they are a little above market rate.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer