Here are three ways to adopt a modern data analytics strategy that will help your organization make better decisions, faster:
People in your organization already self-serve their analytics needs. They export data for downstream analysis and collaborate via spreadsheet files and email. But this type of siloed, ungoverned analysis can create security risks. The people closest to your business data should be able to ask and answer their own questions, but responsibly — you want self-service without chaos or compromise.
IT plays a critical role in connecting people with the data they need to make informed decisions quickly, while keeping data secure. Modern analytics can enable both the governance that IT requires and the agility that the business demands. With the right integrated platform and approach, your IT team can:
- Implement and manage end-to-end governance that enables, not restricts, data use
- Promote transparency and trust with integrated data management
- Meet and maintain compliance, risk, and policy requirements
Traditional reporting and distribution tools can’t offer the transformative speed to insight or the self-reliance of a modern data approach with interactive, visual analytics. Making real-time decisions with trusted data requires powerful yet intuitive business intelligence (BI) tools and processes that support your employees, regardless of their skill levels.
To inform your digital strategy and drive better customer experiences across all your lines of business, analytics should keep employees focused on asking critical business questions, not learning code or data software. To help people get insights fast so they can take action while the data is most relevant, IT must:
- Implement and scale analytics that people of all skill levels can easily use
- Lower barriers to more advanced analysis with AI and machine learning
- Remove bottlenecks and eliminate slow, requirements-gathering BI processes
It’s clear that putting data at the center of conversations can drive change — but this takes more than the right analytics technology platform. Your employees need to adopt analytics widely and develop a data-driven mindset so your organization can get the most value from your data. Data-leading organizations — those with the most successful data cultures — see the business benefits of data transformation.
Successful organizations have a deliberate and holistic approach to developing their enterprise-wide analytics practice that aligns data strategy to business outcomes. And a leading analytics vendor will go beyond the technology to partner with IT and your lines of business, helping you to:
- Align your organizational data strategy and success metrics
- Provide valuable data in context, directly in users' workflows
- Foster a culture of data-driven decision-making that encourages innovation