Get Started with Analytics
Helping people use their business data to learn something new about how their organization actually operates and take advantage of it to drive better performance.
What is Analytics?
It’s about exploring your data looking for hidden answers to important questions that help you solve meaningful problems or achieve significant objectives that result in competitive advantage. Read More …
Benefits of Analytics
When applied to the problems and opportunities associated with your organization’s distinctive capabilities, you get improved competitive advantage. You turn your data into an business asset that should generate a return like your other business assets. Your team makes better decisions and your organization gets the outcomes you want more of the time. You have an opportunity through Analytics to become a high performing “test and learn” team. Read More …
Different on-ramps for different organizations
For some teams, learning how to use Excel with Power Query or Alteryx Designer to incorporate a greater variety of relevant data in their spreadsheets and automate time consuming tasks will let you ask more questions and make better decisions. For other teams, making a transition from spreadsheets to interactive dashboards using modern data visualizations like Power BI will provide more and faster insights to turn into the right action. And for some organizations with complex decision problems, you mayb start by using algorithms, data science and predictive analytics, using a language like R, to help you make decisions that result in spending less to get more of the business outcomes you want.
The Cost of Starting Wrong
Getting started with Analytics in an organization requires more than just spinning up another IT project. To succeed, organizations need to start right, ensuring they address all aspects of a successful investment in Analytics. Business context, culture change and getting your team bought in are essential to get the value you want and need. Finding a partner to work with, like Connolly Consultants LLC, is an important step at the outset.