White Paper – Preparing Your Business for Digital Transformation (Dx) and Data Literacy

When combined, Digital Transformation and Data Literacy provide a rich and profound value to the organization. A properly structured initiative will prepare the business for an ever-changing market and business environment and make the business and its team members agile, nimble, and capable of responding to change. The initiative, once employed, will provide many benefits to offset the efforts involved in completing the initiative.

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White Paper – Integrate Augmented Analytics and Digital Transformation to Achieve Continuous Business Improvement

Wise business managers are embracing the Digital Transformation initiative in an effort to improve accuracy, productivity and the integration of technology and analytics within the organization. Augmented Analytics is a logical and critical addition to the Dx initiative and will significantly enhance the success of the Digital Transformation agenda. When a business wishes to consider and implement a Digital Transformation and Augmented Analytics initiative, it must shift its cultural assumptions to support continuous improvement. There will be no Digital Transformation or Data Literacy success if the enterprise does not embrace the concept of continuous improvement.

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White Paper – Accelerating Advanced Analytics in an Immature Analytics Culture

White Paper - Accelerating Advanced Analytics in an Immature Analytics Culture

For organizations that wish to leverage advanced analytics, the first order of business is to evaluate the maturity of the advanced analytical culture within the organization and among its users and decide whether the entire team is ready to take on the task of accurately analyzing business results, and planning and making course corrections on a daily basis. If the organization is not ready for this change, the business management team must plan for and execute a transition to quickly, carefully, and successfully move the enterprise into the advanced analytics arena.

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White Paper – Organizational Readiness Is Crucial to the Success of an Advanced Analytics Initiative

White Paper - Organizational Readiness Is Crucial to the Success of an Advanced Analytics Initiative

There are many variables to the success of an advanced analytics solution but the primary pitfalls for this type of project can be traced back to poor planning. If the organization is not ready for self-serve advanced analytics, the initiative will fail. Organizational readiness is, in fact, one of the most overlooked issues in any type of software, system or technology introduction. If the enterprise wishes to succeed and achieve its goals for self-serve advanced analytics it must have a clear vision of what it wants to accomplish. It needs to have a comprehensive understanding of its requirements (technical, infrastructure, processes, tasks, locations, team members, etc.) The enterprise also needs to assess its need for external vs. internal assistance in implementation and training.

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White Paper – Paving the Road to Success: From Spreadsheets to Advanced Analytics

White Paper - Paving the Road to Success: From Spreadsheets to Advanced Analytics

The ‘culture’ of an organization includes habits and processes that are familiar and comfortable. There are many aspects to the success of a culture change within a business organization. When an enterprise decides to move from the silo spreadsheet culture to Advanced Analytics it can go beyond simple spreadsheet analysis and BI reporting with a comprehensive analytical environment that identifies business opportunities, and provides metrics and measurements, predictive modeling and forecasting, and self-serve data preparation tools for business users. By understanding how and why team members employ spreadsheets, the enterprise can develop a strategy to move to a fact-based, secured environment with tools that users will want to adopt.

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White Paper: Self-Serve Data Preparation Provides Significant Benefit to the Enterprise

Self-Serve Data Preparation Provides Significant Benefit to the Enterprise

By providing sophisticated analytical features and algorithms in an easy-to-use self-serve environment, the enterprise enables business users to perform data preparation and test theories and hypotheses and prototype on their own. Rather than preparing data at the central meta-data layer, and restricting what business users can do and see, IT enabled (rather than IT controlled), self-serve data preparation allows users to compile and prepare data and use that data in analytics to test hypotheses, perform visualization and create and share reports, and create custom alerts and other information. Business users can control the data elements, the volume and the timing.

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White Paper: Citizen Data Scientists Engender Business Success

White Paper: Citizen Data Scientists Engender Business Success

In this white paper, we will discuss the emergence and importance of Citizen Data Scientists and the role of self-serve data preparation, smart data visualization and plug n’ play predictive analysis in transforming business users into Citizen Data Scientists. The wise organization must establish a data environment that integrates data from disparate sources, and presents sophisticated, yet easy-to-use tools that will lead business users in the right direction with tools that offer recommended report presentations and visualization formats and clearly identify trends and patterns to mitigate bad data assumptions and interpretations.

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