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How to Become a Data-Driven Organization

Do you dread making analytics dashboards and reports because your system is so clunky?

Does everyone in your organization know where to find key data, or is information siloed between teams?

Do you find it hard to fully put trust in the data you’re accessing?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then it’s time to start thinking about a better data platform. There’s a data-driven revolution happening on a global scale, and yet, your organization is struggling to effectively leverage its data assets.

Imagine a future where you can…

1. Make proactive data-driven decisions with up-to-date information

Before

You’re already collecting data on your clients and prospects, but don’t have the tools to do anything with it. Important information is languishing in a spreadsheet or a forgotten folder, disconnected from analytical tools and left out of important strategy setting discussions. Are you setting goals based on hunches, or based on real information?

After

You’re making decisions based on the data that you’ve already collected, not the data you wish you had. You’ve left your assumptions at the door and are referencing your real data, in real time, to make proactive decisions that are supporting your near-term strategy and organizational goals.

2. Remove data silos so everyone in your organization is on the same page

Before

You’re managing several data sources spread across different portals, but don’t have access to all of them. When it’s time for you to create reports, you need to pull in colleagues across distributed teams in order to get access to information that will paint a complete picture about the state of the business.

After

Your organization has a single source of truth that is consistent across departments. You can trust that the information you need is always updated, always accurate, and you know exactly where to find it.

3. Reduce the high cost of on-prem Big Data solutions

Before

You’re using on-prem legacy systems and feeling stuck in the past with expensive hardware, licensing, and operational costs. Your legacy systems are inflexible and require a large time investment for upgrades, expansions, and even running simple reports. Or–you’re worried that this is your organization’s inevitable future if you don’t choose the right Big Data platform.

After

You’ve chosen a modern data platform that integrates with your cloud platform, and enjoys the same flexible consumption-based pricing model. No more expensive license renewals, no storage hardware with size limitations, and best of all, your reports are automated and up to date when they reach your desk.

4. Reduce turnaround times for your analytics

Before

You’re struggling with managing the sheer volume of your data — it comes at a rapid pace, and there is more information than you can manage on a paper notepad or in a spreadsheet. It’s difficult to uncover relevant trends with large datasets, because by the time you have sifted through it you are relying on data that is weeks old.

After

Large amounts of data aren’t a roadblock to making better decisions. Your reporting turnaround and analytics response isn’t holding you back anymore, because you can get useful insight into your data whenever you need it. And best of all, data volume is no longer a bottleneck — it’s one of your biggest assets!

Arctiq Blueprint: Data Platform Quickstart

Data is the most important currency of the digital age, and your organization’s largest untapped asset. Increasing data visibility and transparency is important to ensure that the right data is available to the right people at the right time, and that the data is as accurate as possible.

Arctiq’s Data Platform Quickstart services are designed to help you choose a modern data platform in a defined time frame so you can make an informed decision faster. We’ll prototype a mirror of your data from your existing data warehouse, so you can make an effective decision without synthetic data, and show you what organized, accessible, and reliable analytics could look like for your organization.

Start your Arctiq journey today.

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Scott Cooper

Scott is a Marketing Coordinator at Arctiq.