Technology Solutions Reimagined

Prime TSR is a boutique technology consultancy specializing in digital transformation solutions that work with legacy IT environments. Our Chicago based team of senior experts advise and implement custom cloud-based applications and data platforms for Fortune 1000 companies in healthcare, insurance, and professional services. 

In an era of big data and artificial intelligence, businesses are overwhelmed with tools, platforms, and information, while still left searching for answers. At Prime TSR we empower our clients to realize their vision for the future by untangling their most staggering IT challenges. We are the catalysts for digital transformation, partnering with our clients to usher honesty, confidence, and empathy. 

 

Backed by the team of pedigree engineers, our nimble approach and boutique delivery experience enable us to do the heavy lifting so our clients can focus on our vision. We bring heavyweight consulting backgrounds and build trust with our agility to reimagine how technology can be a tarmac for new streams of progress in the world of constant change. 

 
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50 - 249
 Founded
2013
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Chicago, IL
headquarters
  • 1 N Dearborn St., Floor 7
    Chicago, IL 60602
    United States

Focus

Service lines
  • BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
  • Custom Software Development
  • Cloud Consulting & SI
Client focus
  • Enterprise (>$1B)
  • Midmarket ($10M - $1B)
  • Small Business (<$10M)
Industry focus
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Financial services
  • Other industries
Frameworks and CMS
Programming & scripting
Application platform
BI & big data focus
BI & big data solutions

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Gallagher Bassett, JourneyCare, CDK Global, Advantus, Farmers Insurance, Pharma Logistics, Narrative Science, R1, Nielsen, Valence Health, Credible, Discovery, New York Life Insurance, Evolent Health, Press Ganey, School Health

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Using Infrastructure as Code to Improve the Patient Experience

Prime TSR was engaged by a health care company to launch a reporting platform that would allow health care providers to identify improvement areas for the patient experience. As cloud architecture experts, we came in to ensure the platform’s readiness and to create a “cloud center of excellence” that would meet its users’ high standards for performance. More specifically, Prime TSR implemented a DevOps and Infrastructure as a

code (IaC) framework. In doing so, our experts brought the discipline, skills, and architectural knowledge to design a system that supports the application and the team of 130 engineers who manage it.

To bring this vision to life, the client team engaged Prime TSR to establish a DevOps framework and cloud infrastructure that would scale and support the application over time.

WHAT WE DID:

  • Serverless computing
  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Cloud-based apps 
  • Systems integration 
  • Data and analytics 
  • DevOps 
  • Data visualization 
  • Product strategy 
  • Infrastructure as code (IaC) 
  • Cloud management

The outcome demonstrated the advantages of DevOps and Infrastructure as Code. Deployment time and frequency improved dramatically, environment configuration speed improved, and feature toggling became a new capability that made bug fixes easy. 

Read more:

https://primetsr.com/case/better-reporting-for-better-patient-experience/

 

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Hybrid Cloud Analytics Platform for Faster Reporting

Gallagher Bassett, a global claims services provider, wanted to untap their business intelligence potential and enable internal users to request data for thousands of claims and insurance policies multiple times per day. To bring this vision to life, Prime TSR built a hybrid cloud analytics platform and an on-premise data warehouse solution with a focus on security, scalability, and operational readiness.

 

WHAT

WE DID:
  • Data warehouse architecture
  • Infrastructure design
  • Hybrid cloud architecture
  • Serverless computing
  • Middleware implementation 
  • Azure data warehouse
  • Mulesoft 
  • Azure data factory
  • Azure SQL

After six months of development and three months of support, we established a cloud presence and created a hybrid cloud solution that joined Gallagher Bassett’s on-premise data centers with Azure Cloud. We leveraged the Azure Data Warehouse as the main cloud platform and created data pipelines using the Azure Data Factory. 

As a result, we enabled users to request information for thousands of claims and insurance policies at an unprecedented rapid refresh rate of 4 times per day, exposing the data for on-demand data consumption. 

Without compromising SLAs, Gallagher Bassett saw major cost savings. The elasticity of the cloud dynamically increased or decreased the processing power depending on the demand for information and the volume of data flow.

To help Gallagher Bassett achieve their mission for “better outcomes”, we enabled the creation of analytical dashboards to improve decision making and created a four-hour refresh frequency to speed up response times. 

Read more

https://primetsr.com/case/hybrid-cloud-analytics-platform/

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Business Intelligence for Better Patient Care

As the largest nonprofit provider of palliative and supportive care in Illinois, JourneyCare was looking to introduce new business intelligence and reporting tools for better patient care decisions and improved revenue cycle operations.

By working with Prime TSR JourneyCare created the foundation for reporting and operational excellence that reflects its history of innovation. In doing so, we defined business

intelligence requirements, created an operational readiness roadmap, built the data warehouse architecture, and launched a self-service BI delivery model.

 

WHAT WE DID:

  • Data analytics strategy
  • Data warehouse readiness
  • Data source integration
  • IT operations 
  • Data visualization
  • BI reporting and dashboards
  • Data architecture

After the fourth phase of our involvement, JourneyCare was able to cross-reference basic, yet critical patient data such as referral sources, referrals by diagnosis, the average length of a patient stay, and much more. 

In addition to new data sources that enriched existing BI dashboards, the self-service reporting tools allowed users to build reports that expose new KPIs. For example, JourneyCare was able to improve its clinical resource allocation for better patient care while improving revenue cycle operations with more analytical intelligence that exposed new revenue streams.

Read more

https://primetsr.com/case/business-intelligence-for-patient-care/

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Dev for Warehouse Visualization & Supply Chain Analytics

"They were extremely easy to work with and great technically. At all points, I felt that they had my back."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Jan. 2018 - July 2019
Project summary: 

Using provided technical guides and business requirements, Prime TSR integrated RFID/IoT sensor data with the internal warehouse management system (WMS). They also created analytical dashboards.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Supply Chain Leader, Food & Beverage Distributor
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal stakeholders were able to improve their supply chain decision making and reduced inventory heled in warehouses by 7%. Prime TSR worked in an agile method, making them easy to work with.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are one of the largest distributors of food and beverage products in the Midwest and the Rockies. I'm a supply chain leader.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Prime TSR?

We needed help visualizing our warehouses and generating analytics for supply chain optimization.

What were your goals for this project?

Integration of the RFID/IoT sensor data with our Warehouse Management System, development of reports and analytical dashboards.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

The selection was done jointly by IT and Supply Chain teams. We received proposals from 4 consulting companies and chose Prime TSR because they appealed both to the technical and business folks on our team.

Describe the project in detail.

Prime TSR provided end-to-end technical solution development and change management for the project. Our IT team provided documentation regarding our technical standards and the supply chain team provided business requirements.

What was the team composition?

Their team size varied in different phases of the project, from 2 to 8 people. They had a project leader, cloud architect, developers and analysts.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We were able to improve our supply chain decision making and reduced inventory held in the warehouse by 7%.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They used Agile process to manage the project, with stories in Jira and using MS Teams to communicate.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were extremely easy to work with and great technically. At all points, I felt that they had my back.

Are there any areas for improvement?

N/A

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

Cloud Consulting for Healthcare Real Estate Company

"Their technical expertise and knowledge set them apart."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Mar. 2018 - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

Prime TSR provided cloud consulting services for a healthcare real estate company. The team worked to improve the client's reporting and analytics solution by integrating new data.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Sr. Director of Operations, Healthcare Real Estate Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The engagement led to a reduction in data processing time from 18 to 1.5 hours and a 30% reduction in operating costs. Prime TSR established a smooth workflow through regular agile sprints. The team is hard-working, experienced, and tenacious.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a Sr. Director in the Operations group of Healthcare and Life Sciences real-estate management company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Prime TSR?

We wanted to improve our reporting and analytics solution by integrating new data sources while reducing the time required to process the data.

What were your goals for this project?

Integrate 3 new data sources, reduce the time required to process the data from 18 to 3 hours, and reduce the operating cost to support the solution.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Referral from our contact at AWS.

Describe the project in detail.

Prime TSR used an Agile approach with 2 week development sprints. They started with a 2 day workshop, followed by an assessment. After the assessment Prime TSR created a detailed estimate and solution design. We launched the solution in waves, starting small and releasing new functionality every 2 weeks.

What was the team composition?

From our side the team was staffed with SMEs and IT architects who were contributing part-time. Prime TSR team had an engagement manager, an architect, several engineers and a QA analyst.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Following the complete solution roll out we saw a reduction in data processing time from 18 to 1.5 hours and the operating cost reduction by 30%.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The agile approach worked very well. Both teams had daily stand up calls making the communication very easy. Prime TSR also provided us with progress dashboard, giving us a real-time view into what the team was working on and what was left in the backlog.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their technical expertise and knowledge set them apart. Their willingness to go an extra step beyond what's in the contract.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The project did run longer than initially estimated due to some new requirements that were uncovered during the project. Prime TSR did a good job communicating the increases, but it would have been great to have some contingency up front.

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

Staff Augmentation for Global Professional Services Company

"They have the ability to integrate with other teams."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

A global professional services company hired Prime TSR to augment their development team. In a collaborative relationship, the teams designed a Microsoft Azure solution, focusing on the infrastructure.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Manager, Global Professional Services Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team at Prime TSR delivered work in a timely manner. Their collaborative workflow prompted the potential for future engagements. They’re professional, skilled, and responsive.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the senior manager for global shared services at a global professional services company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Prime TSR?

We needed to do a digital transformation to a head operational process to improve the employee experience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The team at Prime TSR was responsible for design and implementation. The solution was cloud-based, and most of the technology stack was through Microsoft Azure. Their team augmented with ours. Most of their value went to the infrastructure.

What is the team composition?

The team had a few cloud architects and three software engineers.

How did you come to work with Prime TSR?

They were referred by a company I used to work with.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with Prime TSR from April–September 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The team at Prime TSR brought the expertise and knowledge we needed for a cloud platform on the architecture side. They delivered quality work on time, and I’d hire them again. They have the ability to integrate with other teams.

How did Prime TSR perform from a project management standpoint?

Their professional team is great to work with and knowledgeable in what they do. They’re fast and straight to the point. Since we’re a bigger organization, they used our tools and worked with agile methodologies.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their responsiveness was extremely impressive.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they were absolutely fine. They met our project expectations, and I’d be glad to work with them again.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Give them a try because they integrate well. They’re a great company that does good work.

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

VPN & Authentication Solution Dev for Software Company

“Prime TSR integrated with our team really well, which made for a smooth handoff.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Oct. 2016 - Apr. 2017
Project summary: 

Prime TSR designed, built, and implemented a VPN solution for a software company. Deliverables included a centralized authentication store that enables single sign-on for multiple clients.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Chicago Metro Area
VP of Talent, Software Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Prime TSR delivered a functional product that accommodates 100 employees and provides opportunities for self-service, establishing a firm foundation for the company. The team maintained wide-ranging technological expertise and adhered to budget and time restraints.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the VP of talent at a software company. Our technology writes stories from data.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Prime TSR?

We had an OpenLDAP-based internal authentication that needed to be scaled and modernized so that it could handle multiple authentication clients. We also needed to incorporate an enterprise VPN (virtual private network) solution that we didn’t have.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Prime TSR was responsible for the design, architecture, advisory aspect, and implementation aspects of our VPN solution.  

What is the team composition?

We worked with a project manager, a security architect, and a network architect.

How did you come to work with Prime TSR?

When we were looking for a vendor to help us with this work, we interviewed a few different firms. Another technology company recommended Prime TSR.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together spanned October 2016–April 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

My company now has a fully functional VPN that services nearly 100 employees. We have a centralized authentication store that allows us to do self-service, like single sign-on for multiple authentication clients. They definitely helped us set up a solid foundation.

How did Prime TSR perform from a project management standpoint?

Communication was good. Prime TSR delivered the product on time and within the budget we’d originally scoped out. Their project manager was responsible for coordinating Prime TSR resources and making sure that they followed through on everything. We primarily communicated via email and phone, and they came to our office as well.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

They had deep technology expertise that most companies don’t have in-house, and that was helpful. Prime TSR integrated with our team really well, which made for a smooth handoff. This can be difficult when you’re engaging with outside firms.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The final product was definitely successful. My only recommendation would be for them to provide a few more options regarding the path they could take to address the client’s problem. They only proposed 1–2 potential solutions for us, but I think customers would appreciate more than that.

Any advice for potential customers?

I think they’re a really good group of people.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They did good work that was done on time.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’m very likely to recommend them.

Stabilization & Redesign for Database Platform

“They provided subject-matter expertise and guided the project if they noticed a lack of a process.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
n/a
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2018 - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

Prime TSR updated and redesigned databases for a custom-built application. They also helped with testing and integrated databases with existing business processes.

The Reviewer
 
1,000 - 5,000 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Sr. Project Manager, Healthcare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The application runs as expected with the new database and the in-house team is happy with the outcome. Knowledgeable and experienced, Prime TSR quickly became part of a team, while their familiarity with the industry helped them meet all needs. 

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm a senior project manager at a healthcare company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Prime TSR?

We were looking to redesign some of our databases, so we needed a vendor to help us. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Prime TSR helped us run our custom-built applications from a technical and integration aspect. They assigned to us a couple of subject-matter experts that were very familiar with databases. Then, they used MySQL technology to stabilize the databases, test them, and integrate them with our business processes. They required minimum oversight, so it was a very smooth process. 

What is the team composition? 

We mostly worked with four members of their team, including a project manager. 

How did you come to work with Prime TSR?

We worked with them previously on other projects, so we reached out to them again. 

What is the status of this engagement? 

We worked with Prime TSR between March 2018–March 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

Prime TSR provided a lot of value and gave us useful recommendations. Our custom-built application works as expected with the new database platform. We did performance testing, and we were able to run some critical jobs within our health plan. 

How did Prime TSR perform from a project management standpoint? 

They're very responsive. We had both ad hoc discussions and weekly calls with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re familiar with the space, so they were able to integrate themselves within the organization. They provided subject-matter expertise and guided the project if they noticed a lack of a process. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing specific. If we did this project again, I'd suggest more upfront planning and getting familiar with some stakeholders. But that is something from a lesson we've learnt. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Explain your processes to them, and they'll use their technical acumen to help you reach your goals. Also, make sure there is an alignment with either a technical analyst or a project manager. 

5.0
Overall Score They're very professional. The project was definitely a success.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're very upfront and easy to approach.
  • N/A Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered everything we asked of them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They have the technical and industry knowledge, and they're able to adapt within the organization.

AWS IaC Consulting for Global Financial Services Org.

"Prime TSR's team was very knowledgeable about AWS and was willing to help."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Mar. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Prime TSR supported DevOps and infrastructure as code (IaC) initiatives on AWS. They handled the architecture, developed the pipelines, and set up the infrastructure automation.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Software Engineer, Investment Research Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In a recent disaster recovery (DR) exercise, the internal team was able to stand up the infrastructure from scratch within 4 hours — a stark improvement over the previous two-day effort. Prime TSR followed the in-house agile process and adapted well to the established communication tools.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a global financial services firm. I'm a manager in IT.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Prime TSR?

We needed help with DevOps and Infrastructure as Code on AWS.

What were your goals for this project?

Modernize our DevOps pipelines and infrastructure from on-prem to AWS.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Prime TSR was recommended by AWS.

Describe the project in detail.

Prime TSR was responsible for architecture and development of pipelines and infrastructure automation.

What was the team composition?

Their team had 4 people - an engagement lead, an AWS architect and 2 AWS engineers.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

In our most recent DR exercise we were able to stand up our infrastructure from scratch within 4 hours. Previously it would take at least 2 days.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Prime TSR was following our Agile process and used our internal tools to communicate. The workflow was very efficient.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Prime TSR's team was very knowledgeable about AWS and was willing to help not just with the project but also advised on a number of other initiatives.

Are there any areas for improvement?

N/A

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