The U.S. Census Bureau was challenged in managing and using the growing amount of statistics. Census had been utilizing multiple platforms, making data sharing difficult. Users had to manually request data and then data owners copy data on CDs or jump drives, which were then downloaded onto individual computers. This posed a large security risk and created duplicative data across the agency. Dovel developed a single cloud-based platform solution on which to base Census applications – a virtual environment where users can access data, but where data owners retain control over that data. By understanding how users need to access and use the data for complex, scientific analytics and research, the workflow was successfully automated using a service-oriented approach.