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About Us

Who We Are

Valerie Braun, Southwest Business Services, Analytics, IMPLAN, RIMS II, BEA, economic analysis,  economic studies, economic development, feasibility studies, BI analysis,  BI analytics,  BI analytics tools,  BI data analytics,  BI reporting,  business requirements, business use cases, blog,  predictive modeling, data-driven decision-making, prescriptive modeling, operational analytics, strategic analytics, visual analytics, descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, diagnostic analytics, decision analytics, actionable analytics, SQL, Azure, Excel, Power BI, Google, Tableau, Data Reimagined Blog, K-means, discriminant cluster, tree-based cluster, competitive analysis, forecasting, market analysis, market research, research, market mapping, key driver analysis, opportunity and risk analysis, market innovation analysis, quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis, nonprofit, for-profit

Our team is a distributed one that spans generations with staff located from coast to coast in the United States.  Collectively, there is 60 years worth of experience in data preparation and analysis, KPI dashboardsmarket segmentation,  data documentation services, and reporting.  Over the years, we have helped clients raise $125 million in business funding.  The team also includes an economist specializing in economic, impact and feasibility studies.

Valerie Braun is the owner and founder of Southwest Business Services, LLC, which is the parent company of Data Reimagined.  In addition to the services offered by Data Reimagined, she provide business consultancy for business planning and development for over 20 years.   As a business analyst and a data analyst, she has effectively integrated the best of business planning and intelligence tools into a unique business offering.  Analytical insight is a consistent thread through all services.

 

Current Projects

Right now, we are involved with several representative projects:

  • One for which we created both max diff and conjoint surveys for respondents from 10 countries.  A robust market segmentation analysis is underway to profile and identify potential customers, to predict their propensity to buy and to determine where the Company's marketing efforts should be focused.  Other outcomes include market brand awareness, pricing and competitive analyses.
  • One is a data documentation project for which we have created noise, odor and water mitigation studies in response to a request from a county in California.  The County has already accepted two of the studies and is currently reviewing the third.  Before we undertook this project, we presented our credentials and our approach to the County to ensure that they would accept our work. The county to which the client submitted our noise and odor mitigation studies was so impressed that they began handing them out as templates for the only type of study they would accept.
  • A KPI dashboard project that involves development of KPIs using Tableau software; creating a Tableau dashboard with a Gantt chart component; and, creating a data story from the dashboard metrics that can be used for internal presentations and presentations to investors.  The dashboard updates automatically as the data refreshes and accommodates input from several different Company departments.

 

Analytics, IMPLAN, RIMS II, BEA, economic analysis,  economic studies, economic development, feasibility studies, BI analysis,  BI analytics,  BI analytics tools,  BI data analytics,  BI reporting,  business requirements, business use cases, blog,  predictive modeling, data-driven decision-making, prescriptive modeling, operational analytics, strategic analytics, visual analytics, descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, diagnostic analytics, decision analytics, actionable analytics, SQL, Azure, Excel, Power BI, Google, Tableau, Data Reimagined Blog, K-means, discriminant cluster, tree-based cluster, competitive analysis, forecasting, market analysis, market research, research, market mapping, key driver analysis, opportunity and risk analysis, market innovation analysis, quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis, nonprofit, for-profitOur Track Record

These are some highlighted projects that shown our track record:

  • 50 economic analyses submitted to and accepted by the Department of Homeland Security and a number of other state and local government agencies
  • 30 data analysis models created and in use by the companies that requested them
  • 25 business intelligence models created for clients with custom dashboards in use by half of them
  • 25 market and customer segmentation models accepted by individuals, businesses and potential investors
  • 20 feasibility studies accepted by individuals, businesses, government agencies and potential investors
  • 15 Tableau dashboards and 9 Tableau data stories
  • 10 noise mitigation studies submitted to and accepted by five Colorado and Florida counties
  • 5 odor mitigation studies submitted to and accepted by two California counties
  • 4 Tableau dashboards developed four company-wide implementation
  • 2 traffic impact studies completed and accepted by one California county and one in Colorado
  • 2 water use mitigation studies completed and accepted by two California counties
  • 2 economic development studies for counties in California and New York.

 

Industries

While we have done projects for enterprises in all major industries, we have special expertise in the healthcare, retail, pharmaceutical, and hospitality sectors.

The Company

This Company has been in business continuously for almost thirty years.  Because of the business model--which does not include a bricks and mortar location--we have been able to provide high-quality, professional work at an affordable price.  The hallmark of our work is that we provide thoughtful, logical analysis of the data we mine.  The information is presented in such a way that it engages the audience and is easily understood by them.  Due diligence is our watchword.  Our work is accepted by a number of government agencies in addition to numerous private businesses.

The process we use is an agile one:  It ensures that we can deliver business intelligence to facilitate decision-making or to present an analysis of a scenario.  Quantitative data meets qualitative evaluation. How we structure our questions enables us to derive actionable insights.

Data privacy and protection are paramount. We have safeguards and procedures in place to ensure GDPR compliance.

Philosophy

The Insightful Model

Startups, SMBs and large enterprises alike use our services: Both need data and ongoing structures to operate effectively. We work with for-profits and nonprofits. Whatever methods of data extraction and analysis we choose are those that produce the best outcome.

Analysis is what we do and we are good at it. We believe that technological decision support systems must intersect with human insight to be effective. Retaining a human mind in the decision-making loop is critical because even the best AI models make mistakes and that is unlikely to change anytime soon. The ability to think critically and to apply logical thought to a situation is a necessary X factor in all business intelligence services. We are that X factor.

How We Work

All project coordination is done from one location.  The team is distributed but the responsibility is not.  Oversight for all work--initiation, planning, creation, and completion--is handled in Colorado.

While we have done projects for enterprises in all major industries, we have special expertise in the healthcare, retail, pharmaceutical, and hospitality sectors.