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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