We all know becoming a real expert takes years of hard work and dedication. People say the ability to teach a subject leads to real mastery, yet although we value highly skilled teachers, businesses do not have time, resources or patience to pour into any one individual’s growth. We still demand the highest level of expertise in consultations, but faster and cheaper.
Data experts, “data scientists,” used to be hard to find because of the time it took to truly master the art of data analysis. Years of schooling and training in statistics are necessary to make full sense of complex and growing data. When a business asks for advice based on data, scientists must put learned information into context by taking into account industry, geography, and the specific market dynamics. With so many moving parts to consider, relying on only a few “experts” can be painstakingly time-consuming, and costly.
Help Yourself to Help Someone Else
A company like BUCS Analytics needs to provide companies with the right information needed without delay. BUCS Analytics is a performance management consulting firm that prides itself on improving its clients’ operations and service delivery. Customers that seek out BUCS’ services are looking for better ways to improve services for their customers and operations efficiency. Since BUCS was collecting so much data from their customers, they needed a tool to enable them to help their customers better, and more efficiently.
Spreadsheets weren’t cutting it anymore and BUCS needed to make sense of the data they were producing to help customers make actionable decisions. How can anyone expect to be an expert or a data scientist without the right tools to dive deeper into the information in front of him or her? BUCS knew that in order to stay competitive it needed visualization tools in order to handle the large volumes of custom-calculated data stored in their data warehouse including customers’ sales and performance history, information on products, vendors and customers.
Knowing You Better than You Know Yourself
BUCS must become a master of the business their customers are running to help them most efficiently. Taking all the data from different customers, with powerful in-memory analysis and predictive modeling via a visual interface, BUCS can create an analytic assessment and action plan more quickly than ever before. No time is wasted in delivering expertise in any field to those who need help. BUCS can assess performance and find improvement opportunities having the potential to analyze many different analytic processes from financial performance comparisons, to inventory planning, to supplier analysis.
BUCS needed to be able to ask the right questions of the data in front of them, and then relate the right answers to its customers. BUCS is able to give its clients a clear path to improve their businesses through information integration, visibility to performance, and speed to common understanding.