Archives: White Papers

7 Steps to Master Your Data with Monarch

Monarch allows you to be more productive by enabling you to access any data, automate repetitive tasks, eliminate human error, save time and save money. Leverage this step-by-step guide to become a ‘Data Master’ with Monarch. Download [3.08 MB]…

The CDO’s Guide to Practical Data Intelligence: Turning Insight into Strategic Business Value

If we have data for everything, we should be able to use it to drive strategy, right? Enterprises focus on becoming ever more data-driven, meaning that it is simply unacceptable to allow data to go to waste. Yet, as the amount of data businesses collect and control continues to increase exponentially, many organizations are failing to derive enough business value from their data. Companies are feeling the pressure to extract maximum value from all of…

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Service Data Preparation

Whether you call it data mining, extracting, cleaning, joining, blending or masking – it’s all data preparation. Professionals can spend hours a week working with their data, trying to join data from disparate sources, re-keying info from static reports or PDFs, or formatting data for accurate reporting. A self-service data preparation tool, such as Datawatch Monarch, empowers users to import, transform and export data in less time, often with the ability to automate processes for…

Alleviate Your Chronic Spreadsheet Pain: An Interactive eBook

“Excel just wasn’t designed to do some of the heavy lifting that companies need to do in finance,” says Paul Hammerman, a Business Applications Analyst at Forrester Research Inc. Excel is used in nearly every organization, but it has major limitations. In an era when data-driven decision-making is becoming executive-level priority, anything that slows down the process of extracting insights from data should be addressed immediately. The good news is that there are easy…

Connecting the Dots: How Data Prep Addresses 3 Major Challenges for the Intelligence Community and Improves Threat Detection

Data is essential for effective analysis and threat detection, but the overwhelming amount of data being created today makes it difficult for analysts to include all of the information in their threat assessments. Connecting the Dots explains how implementing data preparation solutions significantly addresses these challenges to improve threat detection and intelligence sharing across departments and/or agencies. Download this eBook to learn how solving the top 3 data challenges with data preparation enables your organization…

The Datawatch Data Preparation Buyer’s Guide

The Datawatch Data Preparation Buyer’s Guide is your manual as you navigate the self-service data prep technology landscape and provides information on assessing your organization’s needs. It focuses on questions to ask when considering new analytics technology and illustrates how to fluidly transition into the phases of purchase and implementation. Download this eBook to learn how to evolve towards a data-driven organization by enabling self-service across your business analysts and information workers.

DZone’s Guide to Big Data: Data Science and Advanced Analytics

Looking back over the last 15 years, Big Data has often been framed as a problem, or perhaps an opportunity that has not yet been fulfilled. What needs to happen to transform this outlook so that we describe Big Data as being a solution rather than a nuisance? A new understanding hinges on having the right people and tools to execute the job, having a clear picture of what problems they are trying to solve,…

BI Manager’s Guide to Data Prep

Spend Less Time Preparing Data, and More Time Analyzing It   Whether responding to line of business requests, managing the implementation of BI projects or validating data, BI analysts and managers have their hands full. In a market that shows no signs of slowing down, it is critical those carrying out such responsibilities be able to do their jobs as quickly and efficiently as possible. Download our eBook on data preparation to learn more!…

5 Common HR Reporting Headaches and How Data Prep Can Cure Them!

While many aspirational HR leaders look to mature their strategies to include a variety of workforce and talent analytics, the majority of HR teams remain challenged with tactical and operational reporting requirements. Take the pain out of your HR reporting, with self-service data preparation tools. Not only can you avoid lengthy IT requests for data warehouse access or custom reports & queries, eliminate your VLOOKUPs, pivot tables, copying, pasting and deduping in Excel to create the same reports time and time again!   Download…

Unlocking 835 Remittance Files with Self-Service Data Preparation

Today’s healthcare providers are faced with the convergence of remittance data from multiple payors, all of which occur at different frequencies.  This data is often hand-typed into practice management systems, financial applications, General Ledgers, etc. Consequently, the revenue cycle process is inefficient and is fraught with potential data quality errors when humans are manually updating accounts with remittance data.   Download this eBook now to review the challenges, opportunities, and analytics that 835s can provide by utilizing self-service data prep tools to unlock them.