today I want to write some kind of short summary of webinar meeting which was held yesterday by Joni Girady.
My most general impression is that Joni is a real proffesional in Datanalytics staff, and of course the fact that Acumatica chosen their product as their inhouse platform shows that not only I made such a conclusion.
Among technical parts of the meeting I want to point practical comments on how C-level people can cultivate analytics approach in their company. In other words how to make your employees to help you analyze situation in your company.
- Search for data hungry people
- Promote such data hugry people ( nothing works better then life example )
- As result data lazy people will try to imitate data hungry people and you'll get more insights
Approach from those three steps will help you to follow advice from Ukrainian proverb: one head is good, but two ( or more ) is better.
Learn on mistakes of others
Among other insights was story of one customer that asked Joni to create some report for which his team dedicated five (!) months. After five months of development customer revealed for himself 5000 out of the box already prepared reports and told something like this: if I use your out of the box report, I'd ask you to make totally another report. My perception of this story is the following: before solving unique issues set of your company look on your company from prism of already made analysis, and then make your unique analysis. Anyway I belive you'll need to hire somebody to search through 5000 already made reports in any case, because 5000 is a big number. If you dedicate 30 minutes of your time on each report you'll need 7 months of your time just browsing through this amount of reports. And I belive in month 3 you'll forget what you've fin on month 1.
Dataself have following target: any kind of information should be provided within 10 seconds no matter what: size of database, number of sources of information, visualization requrements etc. He made a demo and during that demo millions of records followed that standard.
One picture is worthy of thousand of words
General architecture of Dataself is the following:
Basically it says that information from your ERP, CRM and other strange sources ( for example facebook ) can be fed into Data Warehouse which is based on SQL Server and DataSelf ETL, procesed by tableau and provide you with output in 10 seconds ( that was already mentioned ).
It was very informative meeting held by Joni and I enjoyed every minute of it. In case if I'll have a need of analytics of big amounts of Data, I'll definetely give a try to DataSelf analytics.