In a world where gathering data can be as simple as asking for a name and phone number and as complicated as having a centralized system, such as any kind of CRM or ERP, knowing what to do with it is an entirely different slice of the pie (or cake) when it comes to running a successful company.
The first step is to gather all your ingredients, or data, into one place. This is a lot like the first step you would use to make a cake… mmmmm cake. Most of us know you can’t just line the ingredients up on the counter and call it cake yet. You actually need to blend the ingredients together, in a specific way in order to whip up something delicious. So, now let’s whip up something scrumptious for your business by taking your data and blending it into profitable information.
The vast array of ways to look at this information can vary between simple pie charts and dashboards to line graphs and other charts with several rows and columns. This is like the difference between that simple vanilla cake with white icing you had at your nephew’s last birthday party to a complicated looking five tiered pink champagne, chocolate marble, orange truffle cake with layers of marzipan flowers and topped with a chocolate fountain wedding cake at the last wedding you attended.
This is why we highly recommend allowing a business process consulting, CRM consulting and data analysis pro, like Softech Solutions LLC, to help you find the right applications and configure the the most efficient process to digest your company’s data. They will help you be able to run reports, look-ups, and analyze your data in a format that makes the most sense for what you’re trying to accomplish for your business.