Analytics

 Tell a powerful story with your numbers
an·a·lyt·ics   /anəˈlidiks/

…the discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful patterns in data

In today’s world, it is crucial to demonstrate your successes and effectiveness. The tools of choice are tables, graphs, trend lines and pie charts.

Below are some frequent scenarios. Chances are you can identify with at least one of them.

Silos

An organization uses a separate computer system for each major part of its operation. These “silo” systems do not communicate and the organization is at a loss for how to join the data from them into a cogent story.

Dark Data

Data has accumulated from ordinary business operations but is not used for other purposes, it simply accumulates. No one has thought whether this out-of-sight-out-of-mind data can highlight performance or weaknesses or successes or anything else.

No Data

The data you need is not being collected. What are the options? How hard will it be to get? How much will it cost? Will already overworked staff be able to do yet another thing?

Any of these can be solved. Find out more.

Further Reading

Analytics Magazine

Business Intelligence, Wikipedia

Presenting Numerical Data, University of Leicester

Making Data Meaningful, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Interesting Examples