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The Benefits of Automation in Data Analytics

When you think about how your day is organized, do you factor in data testing, analysis, and reporting?  We are willing to bet that, unless you are a data analyst, you don’t.  And that is why we believe so strongly in automation in data analytics.  

 

“The key is not spending time, but investing in it.”  Stephen R. Covey

 

Data automation allows you to collect, analyse and report on data that is concise.  By removing the human element from the process, automation ensures that strict rules are adhered to and changes to the information are limited.  By learning how to fully understand your data, you can become independent in using your accumulated information to steer the business to greater success.

Extracting data and understanding exactly what it means is a time-consuming job.  If it’s not your only job, this could mean hours of extra work in addition to your full-time responsibilities or hiring a data scientist to do your analysis for you.  While there is no doubt that you need data analytics for your business, having the process automated can save you a whole lot of brainpower, stress, and that all-powerful commodity: time.  Let’s look at how automation in data analytics can benefit your business, and how Opennetworks can help you learn the ropes.

Keeping Data Clean

It’s an unfortunate fact, but the more people involved in handling data, the more chance there is for human error.  Data that is automated with secure and sanitized data engineering will give you consistent results.  Data engineering works to create strict rules for pipelines and uses consistent formats and validation to limit the changes made to information along the way.

By making use of automation in data analytics, you can be absolutely sure that the data you are visualizing has been constantly tested.   What’s more, you are able to prove its consistency through visualization tools like dashboards, charts, and more.

While we’ve all had just about enough of sanitizer in our day-to-day lives, sanitized data is definitely what we want in our businesses.  Knowing that what you are visualizing and presenting as a means to better your business is correct will give you the clarity and confidence to make important decisions.

The Benefits of Automation in Data Analytics

Having an automated process for data collection, analysis and visualization can help your business save on hours, effort, and frustration.  It will help to ensure that your data is clean and assist you in the running of your business as it currently is, as well as where you are headed. If you are still on the fence about implementing automatic data analytics, here are a few other benefits for you to consider:

  • Your data is analysed more quickly

Computers can complete tasks more quickly than humans can.  They rarely need to go back to check on mistakes they have made and have little trouble with tasks that humans often struggle with.  An automated data tool can pick out patterns in a dataset, suggest the statistical model be used and report on the procedure.  This would take a human data analyst a great amount of time and effort, as they would need to attempt different models manually and then create a report based on their findings.

  • You can make decisions more quickly

Automated data analytics can make complex decisions without human input.  They use preset models to carry out studies on specific areas and adjust the study variables in real-time.  They are then able to provide useful feedback on their findings, allowing you to make the decisions needed for your business.

  • You have insight into complex aspects of your business

By using automated data analytics, you have insight into complex data and information that would otherwise be unavailable to you.  By using interactive dashboards, clients, staff and other stakeholders have the capacity to add information regarding certain aspects of the business.  This information is then automatically stored and used in models, further data collection, and visualization.  

  • You can make realistic and helpful predictions 

Manual predictive analysis is a lengthy process that is tedious, expensive, and time-consuming.  Automated data analysis tools allow you to simplify the process and streamline the prediction needed by using analog categories and labels of data that you are processing.

  • You will save on business expenses

Investing in resources for automated data analytics amounts to less than what a business spends on employee time and resources.  You will need to pay an employee per hour or per analysis done, however, purchasing your analytics tool is usually a once-off investment.  By lightening the load, data analysts that you may have on staff, are freed up to consider more in-depth questions for the data, or identify possible new data sources to expand your business knowledge and productivity.

How Can Opennetworks Help Me with Automation in Data Analytics?

At Opennetworks, we are dedicated to helping you and your business thrive, using the tools that we understand and love.  We offer a few different options for support and ensure that your data is relevant to your business, sanitized, and working for you.

We know that it can be difficult to get a good understanding of your data and know the best ways to use it to further your business and make decisions.  We ensure that you have a single source of truth, and give you a consolidated look at your data.  You are then able to do visualizations knowing that your data is sanitized.  Once you have this consolidated collection and visualization of your data, you will have a clearer vision of the best ways to input your data.

Our services aim to give you a full view, to help you understand your data completely.  Understanding your data allows you to make decisions and act on trends, opportunities, and information to better the business. Exploring your data gives you a great deal of insight into ways to improve the business, impact the market and get real results, both now and in the future.

When we build a solution or assist you to gain an understanding, we also offer training.  We see this as a vital step in ensuring that you and your team know how to use the tools and get the most out of them.  We include you every step of the way so that you gain an understanding of the process and can begin to steer it in an empowered way.  

From our services, you can choose to complete your training and then have us hand over the solution to you completely, or to have us manage your tool for you.  Data can be exported to different databases and we are flexible.

We build solutions with you, our customer, in mind.  We build it according to your current skill level and keep in mind the skill level you would like to achieve after training.  At Opennetworks, we believe in the concept of the lifelong learner.  As part of this growth mindset, we love the notion of continuous upskilling, and we are happy to provide that for you.

With our services, you will not only have a world-class automated data analytics tool, but you will also understand your data.  This is a partnership, a journey, a process, and we are here to support you.  We know that your time should not be spent, but invested.

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