Every modern organization is or will become data-driven across all its core functions: marketing, sales, engineering, legal, human resources, operations, manufacturing, etc. As highlighted in this blog post from Microsoft, becoming data-driven has benefits that go beyond the direct financial ones.
Quoting a survey from the Harvard Business Review Microsoft highlights that embracing a data-driven culture impacts not only revenue performance but customer satisfaction too. As we’re talking about being data-driven, what does the data tell us?
According to a Forrester report on Total Economic Impact (TEI), companies that build their data platform on Microsoft Analytics solutions, which include Azure SQL DW and Power BI, see a return on investments of 270% and an increase in customer satisfaction of 60%.
The first question will then probably be: how can we get started? The next ones are likely to be: how do I do this without committing too many resources too early? And how do I know where to start?
Neal Analytics, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, offers an innovative approach to help companies get started in their journey to become a data-driven company. It all begins with a focused strategic workshop lead by our business and data analysts. This workshop helps executives identify the most appropriate, from both an ROI and risks perspective, business process(es) to target first.
Neal Analytics then offers customers the option to initiate the implementation phase through a managed capacity agile model. We call this approach Data Science, Cloud Platform, and BI “as a Service.” All of Neal’s “as a Service” offerings align to this simple execution methodology, firmly backed by Azure DevOps source control and task tracking, regular sprint communications management with Power BI, and simplified, flexible, pay-for-what-you-use resourcing. During each 2-weeks agile sprints, expert consultants will be part of a blended team whose participants will evolve, sprints after sprints, based on the project’s needs and the customer’s in-house capabilities.
Custom strategic workshops are also available.
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