Generating useful data analytics involves multiple time-consuming and tedious steps, including:
- Accessing usable data that can help business users make informed decisions.
- Running complex queries against different database platforms to get useful datasets.
- Creating data reports that disparate audiences within your organization understand.
- Formulating visual representations of the data that can convey information well.
Business analysts and data analysts are two job roles that have these responsibilities and challenges. Both groups have to deal with large volumes of data and often look at the same data. The difference between the two groups is the type of analysis that they perform. Analysts need a suitable tool to help them work more efficiently while producing useful results that help the business meet its goals. And this tool must increase productivity without increasing costs.
The ideal tool for a small to medium-sized business and larger enterprise is one that tackles the most basic and common tasks so analysts can focus on higher-value data analysis. Whether navigating databases, creating SQL statements, manipulating the data, or generating reports and visualizations, the right tool is one which makes the job of the analysts easier.
Read the 10-page whitepaper “Simplify Data Analytics for Analysts” to discover how the right tool can expedite queries and enhance how to present the analysis of the data and business analysts. Both can spend more time on their actual job, which is analytics. A more effective tool will speed up their collection of data (regardless of how big and diverse the data sources are) and allow them to concentrate on drawing conclusions. It will also aid in more effectively sharing and communicating their findings so that business decision makers can make more informed decisions and reduce risk.