Highlights:

  • This SaaS-based platform blends BCG and Microsoft work together to introduce BCG’s Catalyst Cloud on Azure.
  • Catalyst Cloud allows business decision-makers to visualize, manage, analyze, and model data.
  • BCG and Microsoft together deliver an end-to-end data and AI cloud platform.

The launch of Catalyst Cloud

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) declared the launch of the Catalyst Cloud data platform, which is driven by Microsoft Azure. This Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based scalable offering combines BCG’s best practices, Digital IP, and business process intelligence with Microsoft’s powerful cloud computing capabilities.

Further, it helps consumers use advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to manage their strategy, data, and business processes.

Catalyst Cloud use

Catalyst Cloud solution by BCG allows 24/7 access to a robust data workbench. To enhance data analysis for an organization, Catalyst Cloud combines client datasets with BCG or third-party data and benefits numerous services.

As worldwide organizations seek to influence their data and apply AI to their fundamental business practices, they strive to put flexible, easy-to-use tools to encourage their people.

To address this, BCG has designed Catalyst Cloud- a unified, single, and unique platform that allows business decision-makers to visualize, manage, analyze, and model data. Moreover, it empowers them with the best insights to reduce risk, predict outcomes, gain operational efficacies, and boost precise decision-making.

Microsoft Azure enabling digital business transformation

Microsoft Azure is allowing businesses digital transformation by ensuring security, consistent identity, and developer extensibility across applications. It supports their real-world needs, solving data storage and infrastructure challenges, meeting evolving regulatory requirements, and leveraging Microsoft development tools to boost innovation across industries.

With Catalyst Cloud solution on Azure, BCG project teams will provide clientele advanced capacity to produce personalized solutions and facilitate plug-and-play for numerous downstream use cases.

Expert view

Jean-Philippe Courtois, EVP and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing & Operations at Microsoft, commented: “Building Catalyst Cloud on Microsoft Azure will enhance the ability of BCG’s world-renowned data scientists and consultants to help customers across industries and geographies make smarter data-driven decisions, and so realize greater insights and value from their cloud strategy.” Further, he added, “We look forward to growing our long-standing partnership with BCG, and to taking Catalyst Cloud to the next level.”

Tom Reichert, Chair of the Practice Areas, Global Leader DigitalBCG at BCG, commented: “Successful companies of the future will be bionic. They will blend human and technological capabilities to achieve operational resilience and sustained advantage. With Catalyst Cloud on Azure, BCG and Microsoft continue a legacy of collaboration to accelerate our pace of innovation in service to our clients.”

Microsoft and BCG’s strategic partnership

The strategic partnership between BCG (Boston Consulting Group) and Microsoft delivers an end-to-end data and AI cloud platform and an App Store of BCG analytical tools, powered by Microsoft Azure.