Analytics

Productivity & Insights: Analytics

Your business is constantly generating data. Whether it’s in the form of an Excel spreadsheet, an e-mail, a group chat, an audio file or a financial report, all of this information can prove invaluable if you know how to use and interpret it. Big data analytics gives you the ability to analyze, interpret and organize data, powerfully validating and supporting your decision-making with meaningful insights and greater confidence.

Uncommon’s data analytics team will help you understand the various types of data you collect and determine the best way to store and access that data. More importantly, we help you to configure your data so employees can easily leverage that information to make more timely decisions, boost productivity, and help increase profits.

Data Silos

Your data visibility and accessibility are great in silos such as accounting, CRM, operational systems or web/marketing analytics.

For example, sales trends can’t be compared in sync with accurate cost information from the accounting system – whether to evaluate profitability or to validate that recorded sales produced the intended revenue or margin that you compensated for.

Objective

Consolidate reporting and build a common language to make your key business metrics easy to access, understand and communicate.

Solution Starters:

  • Consider a BI Roadmap
  • Build a PowerBI Proof of Concept
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Data Accuracy

Reports from different sources produce conflicting numbers. The data might be accurate after some explanation or analysis or genuinely wrong in some cases. Either way, if your organization’s decision-makers lack faith in the accuracy of business data, they won’t use it or seek it. As a result, key business decisions are being made with insufficient supporting data.

Objective
Restore your team’s faith in their data.

Build a common language to make your key business metrics easier to understand.

In short, build a single version of the truth.

Solution Starters

  • We believe that at least 50% of the solution lies in clearly defining the problem. Consider a BI Roadmap to better clarify confusion around multiple versions of data.
Delayed Data

In some cases, delayed data drastically reduces its value. Depending on your process, delays of hours, weeks or even seconds can be the difference between success and failure. If your competitors are using live, real-time analytics while you’re still waiting on last quarters numbers, who’s going to win?

Objective
Speed up access to data. You need to shave [days, hours, minutes, seconds or even microseconds] off your data processing window, report and query performance or analytical processing pipeline.

Solution Starters

  • From PowerBI to Machine Learning, Azure Data Factory and more, Microsoft’s suite of BI tools can speed up your data flow.

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Dated Architecture (a.k.a. Skillset Trap)

Your report authors, DBAs or analysts know your business inside and out, but they have been using the same tools for years and they don’t know what they don’t know about modern BI toolsets.

Further, you fear that the learning curve of new toolsets and the headache of data migration will offset the benefits.

Objective

Evaluate your BI architecture against the latest trends and identify opportunities for improvement.

Build a cost-effective, next-generation architecture to equip your team to make a smooth digital transformation toward a data-driven culture.

Solution Starters:

  • A BI RoadMap gathers both business and technical user perspectives to envision your path toward more effective BI infrastructure.
  • A BI Workshop or Proof of Concept can expose and educate your team to the benefits of modern BI toolsets like PowerBI.
  • A SQL Modernization Assessment can help you identify the costs and benefits of a change to your BI architecture.
Report Culture – Adoption/Consumption

You already own modern BI tools (or you could), but your users are so used to their weekly reports that it’s hard for them to imagine a better way to get their data.

Consequently, you’ve struggled to capture requirements or build vision for a BI platform that can leverage the power of dashboards, trending data, advanced visualizations, self-service BI, key performance indicators, data science or artificial intelligence.

Objective

Maximize the return on your investment in modern BI tools by engaging your users, discovering their needs, and building solutions that leverage modern BI toolsets to build a truly data-driven culture.

Solution Starters

  • A BI RoadMap gathers both business and technical user perspectives to envision your path toward more effective BI infrastructure.
Cloud Migration

Your are quite vested in your on-premise data and BI infrastructure, but the administrative costs are high. Further, you’re running into the limits of your infrastructure:

  • You can’t adequately secure your data for a cloud-based audience.
  • You’re maxing out your computing capacity on long-running jobs.
  • You just can’t justify continuing the expense of licensing a fixed tool set in an environment where more and more tools are needed for less and less predictable loads.

Objective

Migrate your data infrastructure to the cloud, so you can:

  • Secure your data for a cloud-based audience
  • Leverage massively parallel capacity to cut job execution time to a fraction
  • Stop paying for tools you don’t use and gain access to many more

Solution Starters

  • An Azure BI Workshop gives you exposure to cloud-based tools with a guide to helping you move your first workload.
  • A SQL Modernization Assessment can help you envision, cost and scope a successful cloud migration.
  • If you’re ready to go, but don’t have the resources to get it done on your own, contact us to complete your SQL cloud migration.

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