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When you think of customer satisfaction, do you immediately think of data? Georgia’s Own Credit Union does…

…and their results have been tremendous! At Datawatch, we’re always amazed by the variety of innovative ways our customers use data to advance critical business initiatives (download the full case study here for all the details). Often organizations get entrenched using data for operational reporting only, yet one customer (Georgia’s Own Credit Union) thought outside the box to optimize their data analytics to address a critical business initiative: customer satisfaction. The Challenge We can all…

What’s Trending in BI: Dresner and Forbes Make Sense of The BI Landscape

Is your company “data rich, insight poor?” You’re not alone. Access to overwhelming amounts of data (2.5 quintillion bytes created per day) can be paralyzing to organizations, making it difficult to generate real business value from analytics. Investment in Business Intelligence (BI) tools is often seen as a solution to the problem, but organizations need to make sure they’re not just throwing money into a burning pit, in hopes of putting the fire out. International…

Why Team-Oriented Data Prep is Key to Your Marketing Intelligence Strategy

The roles and responsibilities of marketers have evolved dramatically in the past decade. It is no longer acceptable to launch and promote products and services through various channels without accountability and demonstrable results. Today’s marketer must employ a sound data intelligence strategy that fuels robust operational reporting and marketing analytics. To get there, marketing professionals are increasingly turning to team-oriented advanced data preparation and analytics solutions that clean, transform and combine data into…

Unhealthy Clinical Analytics Symptoms You Might Have – And How to Cure Them

Electronic health records revolutionized the way patient data is stored and accessed, converting records that once lived on paper or in siloed databases to easily accessible and shareable data. But accessing data is just the beginning. The real value comes from the ability to pull that data into meaningful reports that can be analyzed and used to make fact-based decisions. And that is particularly important for healthcare providers. By the nature of what they do,…

8 Signs That You Need Financial Reporting Help

Do your month-end and quarter-end closing activities feel like they take a year to complete? Do you wish your annual reports were like the Olympics and only came around every four years?  Do you find yourself suddenly in need of a “sick day” when forecasting time rolls around? If any of these questions resonate with a painful sting, it might be time to do something to optimize and streamline your financial reporting processes. The biggest…

How to Solve a $65 Million Data Problem

Maximize ROI of your data with Monarch Swarm If you’re sitting on a big pile of data and thinking you’re ahead in the data-driven game, you could be in for a big surprise. For data to be considered high-quality, it must be readily available, easily found, and usable by all your employees. The biggest data problem for most companies isn’t the accumulation and storage of as much data as…

Turn 10 mins at HR Tech into less stressful people analytics and reporting

We’re on a mission to help you at the HR Tech Conference On October 10, thousands of HR professionals will gather at the HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas. This is the 20th year for this conference, which provides insights into technology that improves the way HR works. One area that will be of interest to most attendees is how to simplify reporting. Reporting is essential for HR, and the data from those reports informs…

Using Our Own Tools to Sell More Effectively

Guest blog contribution by Dan Bolon, Federal Solutions You might not typically see Sales Reps or Account Managers building complex data transformations in analytics tools, which are generally reserved for analysts in Finance, Marketing, BI or Operations. But at Datawatch Corporation, some are ‘eating the company’s own dog food’ and are leveraging our own Monarch solution to sell more effectively. If you’re in sales, you probably are constantly asking yourself a few questions (or, at…

Generate More Impactful Marketing Insights With Self-Service Data Prep

How can you evolve your marketing dashboards to ensure business impact of marketing activity is crystal clear to your leadership team? For years, finance departments faced similar reporting challenges, but today they use self-service data preparation tools that make getting at data stored in PDFs, spreadsheets, databases and other repositories, cleaning and manipulating it, and delivering it for analysis fast and easy. These data “prep” tools can work just as well for marketers, too,…

Marketing Reporting Survival Guide: 5 Tips to Improve Google Analytics Referral Traffic Reports

In the age of inbound marketing, referral traffic to your website can be make or break for your business. Success hinges on your ability to deliver the right content to the right buyer in the right online channel at the right time. That means sharing helpful, engaging content across blogs, social media and earned media to attract visitors to your website. In turn, the visitors consume information and convert to leads. Google Analytics can provide…

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