Consulting as a Service (CaaS)

Your Power BI needs will constantly evolve.

Consulting as a Service is a flexible and agile framework that gives you access to all of Collectiv’s experts whenever you need support.

Bring Outside Experts in Whenever You Need Support​

Power BI and the Microsoft data stack is an ever-evolving situation. No matter how big and well-resourced an organization is, no enterprise team will have “brain and muscle” across all facets of these tools. You need outside experts to come in…you need CaaS.

Consulting as a Service (CaaS) is a flexible and agile framework that is tailored to the immediate requirements you have today and future requirements that will change over time.

How CaaS Works for Your Enterprise

There’s always work to be done with Power BI and the Microsoft data stack. Here’s how the CaaS framework is set up for enterprise success.

1. You need immediate support.

You’ve identified a need for external support to help you achieve quick tactical outcomes for a specific project and/or general execution, so you reach out to Collectiv.

2. You’re matched up with our experts.

Your dedicated account manager reaches out to understand your top priorities, necessary skillsets, and desired timelines to match you up with the best talent from our team.

3. You see upfront costs and choose what you need.

You get our standard rate card, which gives you access to our entire team on an hourly basis. Because CaaS is flexible, you choose the resources you
need—how many and for how long.

4. Your project begins with Collectiv.

Collectiv gets started on your request within 24 hours and provides strategy, implementation, and support as needed per project or for ongoing execution.

5. You have exclusive access to experts.

Since you already have exclusive access to our industry and technical experts, you can work with a variety of consultants on a variety of project requirements at any time.

CaaS works when you have a specific project or outcomes that require expertise you don’t have in-house, but it also fits in when you need execution capabilities before starting a formal implementation project, after a project ends, and anywhere in between.

A lot of our clients use CaaS for a mixture of situations—they might have projects going on concurrently and/or use CaaS as a catch-all whenever they identify an urgent need for external support. Our team is also happy to help you decide if and when CaaS is needed if you’re unsure.

Several of our clients have had CaaS running for years and they are planning to continue because it works well for them.

Collectiv’s clients enjoy having this level of flexibility because they can use CaaS for a bigger project one month, a couple of smaller projects the next month—and, so on. Really, the length of the CaaS engagement depends on what is right for your organization at this time.

Usually, within 24 hours after the execution of the contract, our consultants can start on your request.

Here’s a typical CaaS scenario: You need a few hours of support one week, 40 hours of support the next, and you don’t need anything the week after that. Then, CaaS will work well for your organization because this flexible framework allows you to fill resource gaps as they arise.

Staff augmentation is a better fit when you need a particular resource for an extended period of time. For example, you need a Power BI developer or Azure expert and architect for 3-6 months at 30-40 hours per week.

There are plenty of Power BI developers out there, but at Collectiv, we have a talented team of consultants. Our consultants have industry-leading technical expertise in addition to strong business acumen.

In addition to Power BI, we have expertise in the entire Microsoft data stack (i.e. Power Apps, Power Automate), including the Azure Stack (i.e. Azure Data Factory, Azure Data Lake Storage).

Instead of having predetermined solutions, our consultants actively listen to your needs and then implement a tailored solution.

Consulting as a Service FAQs

For more specifics about how CaaS supports your enterprise, read through these FAQs. If you have additional questions or you’re ready to move forward, reach out to the Collectiv team.