A well known stock recommendation company that offers free articles, a slew of premium stock advisor products, and a wealth management program was looking for help with a data transformation project. When managing their operations across different business units proved difficult on their traditional, on-prem data warehouse, they reached out to Ippon to aid them in migrating their data platform to the cloud. We were able to migrate hundreds of queries while introducing new tools for orchestration, CI/CD, Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC), and monitoring. Now, their data platform supports more than triple the business reports.
As the company began to embrace new ways to analyze their data, they found their siloed, on-premises database lacking features and integrations. Much of their core logic for moving data existed outside of source control, in separate tools, and often in multiple locations. Bringing in new data was difficult, and managing cloud resources was becoming demanding.
Ippon began by reaching out to business stakeholders and identifying their requirements and priorities, as well as to the core engineering team to hear their biggest pain points. We set out a roadmap to architect, implement, and communicate new pipelines for data landing in the cloud. Next was the automated deployment of AWS resources and orchestration code to accelerate development, while leveraging platformnative tools to ingest data quickly and cost efficiently. Next, we helped design and implement security roles to manage access control.
One of the goals of this project was to unify disparate code bases for their data pipelines. Ippon often had to reconcile conflicting queries, but by bringing together the engineering team and business stakeholders, we were able to identify solutions that solved for both parties' needs.
The company brought forward their pain points and a vision forward which we used as a starting point to build a tailored solution for their data needs. Ippon advised them on the use, best practices, and integrations of tools and technologies they could utilize. Additionally, we leveraged our team's expertise to architect and build a reimagined data platform. As the project evolved, new technologies were tested, evaluated, and compared via proofs-of-concept (POCs) before making recommendations.
The end result was a unified data platform, allowing the company to easily develop new data marts and drive business outcomes. Part of the process was to optimize SQL queries for efficiency, readability, and maintainability. Ippon also provided guidance to the company on establishing best practices to avoid future rewrites. Along with standardizing their code and helping establish best practices to avoid future tech debt, we were able to enhance the delivery and performance while keeping costs low.
Accelerating a Fintech’s Data Migration to Power Data Insights for Making Impactful Business Decisions
A debt financing fintech that offers a single point-of-sale platform with a wide range of pay-over-time products and services which allow merchants to make offers to all customer types with varying levels of credit. The company credits their ability to deliver such a positive experience for merchants and customers due to their world-class support, advanced technology, and analytics that power their product. As growth continues to increase, it is vital for their company to ensure they are able to track and report on key metrics supporting business decisions.
Ippon was engaged to help integrate a Wealth Management FinTech into one of our main customers in the finance industry. The primary goal was to increase security and automate the creation of users by integrating this new application into the company’s Single Sign-On (SSO). Ippon worked as a team of three developers closely with their architecture team to deliver this over 4 months.Read more
Migrating Thousands of Contact Center Agents off 15+-Year-Old Legacy Platform in 18 Months.
A revolving Ippon client and Top 10 U.S. Bank engaged Ippon to accelerate the migration off of a 15+-year-old legacy platform supporting thousands of contact center agents. An extended contract and teams-in-a-box approach was applied at a ratio of 4-to-1, supplementing in-house engineering. The teams iteratively delivered over 12 months on an MVP alongside 12 trailblazer agents. Over the subsequent eight weeks, 100% of the remaining 1,500 collections agents moved to the new platform with little disruption or incident.