Unburdening IT 

& empowering business 

Self-service analytics

As technology is advancing rapidly this creates a range of possibilities that are unthinkable of some years ago. Where Business Intelligence is strongly IT dependent, these new tools empower business users to connect to sources themselves, model & transform data and create stunning interactive reports & dashboards. The possibilities in these tools can range from business intelligence towards data science scenarios. That is why we call these tools Self Service Analytics tools.

What is self-service analytics?

Self-service analytics empowers business users to connect to data sources, model & transform the data and create reports and dashboards. These tools are typically really intuitive and rely less on code. Often they use a What You See Is What You Get editor on your data.

Why self-service analytics?

Here are a variety of reasons, to name a few:

  •  Unburden your IT department from the tremendous amounts of data request
  •  Empower business users to do their own data analysis. In the end, they know their business best!
  •  Shorten the time to insights cycle
  •  Great for one-off insights or data experiments.
  •  …

However, some of these advantages come with pitfalls.

How to start with self-service analytics?

First of all it is important to understand that self-service analytics exist in a variety of forms. Therefore it is really important to define for an organization what their ambition is with self-service analytics. Where do you position your pendulum between freedom & control?

That is where we often help companies with setting their self-service analytics goals and ambitions. Based upon these goals and ambitions we draft out the perfect governance model and implement this.

Defining the right governance goes further than only technology. It is the full playbook of how data, people, process & technology interact to come to the right business outcomes.

How can Lytix help me with self-service analytics?

Are you just making the leap towards self-service analytics or is your self-service analytics initiative victim of its own success? These are the typical entry points where we help organizations in getting all the crucial components rights. Mind, these crucial components are not only technological components. Technology alone will not reach business outcomes. However, when you are aware of the pitfalls you can even bend them to your advantage and reach incredible business results with self-service analytics.

Which self-service technologies do we master?

To make your self-service analytics journey a success it is crucial that your tooling supports the right capabilities. 2 technological capabilities are crucial for self-service success. First of all the right tool! Your tool needs to support a wide variety of sources, visual ways to transform & model your data, and also an intuitive way to create interactive reports & dashboards. That is why we are true believers in Power BI. Power BI is scoring year after year the highest in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics & Business Intelligence platforms.

Next to Power BI it is also crucial that you can find & understand your organizational data. That is where a data catalog comes into play. A data catalog plays the role of the “Google” and “Wikipedia” of your data at the same time. It is all about finding the right data & understanding the data. That is why Lytix uses Power BI & Azure Data Catalog!

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Moving from Excels towards trusted data

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

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UNBURDENING IT & EMPOWERING BUSINESS

SELF-SERVICE ANALYTICS

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DATA OF ANY VOLUME, VARIETY & VELOCITY

BIG DATA ENGINEERING

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AUTOMATING & OPTIMIZING DECISIONS

DATA SCIENCE

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LET THE NUMBERS speak for themselves

DATA STORYTELLING

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DATA THOUGHT LEADERSHIP INTO PRACTICE

DATA STRATEGY

To conclude

Self-service analytics unburdens your IT department and empowers your business users. However, a crucial aspect of obtaining business value is to have the right architecture, governance & trained people in place

 

 

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