Crunching the Numbers: How Data Analysis Helps Your Business

If you listen to many business experts today, everything is all about the big data. Collecting and analysing it can offer a range of benefits to any company, but many small business owners don’t know where to start. They might begin collecting data in various areas, but then they have no idea how to analyse it or make the most of the information they have. Some business owners might not get that far, though. Perhaps you’re not sure how data analytics could help your company, If you need some help understanding how collecting data might benefit your business, check out these top reasons.

 

 

Improved Order Fulfillment

Fulfilling orders in a satisfactory and timely manner is a huge part of providing a great service for customers. Smooth order fulfillment not only improves things but customers, but it keeps things running well for your business and could save you time and money too. If you analyse fulfillment and delivery data, you could make deliveries faster and more affordable, and you could reduce the number of mistakes made. If you outsource any part of the fulfillment process, looking at how your outsourcers and suppliers perform is important too.

 

 

Better Marketing

Marketing and advertising are key areas to pay attention to if you’re wondering what data analytics can do for your company. Finding out what works for your brand requires careful examination of the results you receive. If you find an SEO company with great reviews, they’re sure to have an analytical approach to optimising your website for search engines. Applications like Google Analytics help experts to take a close look at which marketing techniques work for your business and which ones aren’t so great. They can really help you get down to the finer details of what’s successful and where you could be making improvements.

 

Higher Productivity

 

Careful examining of data could improve productivity for your business in a number of areas. Whether you want to examine office workers or productivity in your factory, analysing data can reveal the things that might be slowing people down. Learning to understand your employees better and how they carry out their day-to-day jobs gives you greater insight into how you can help them be more productive. There are all sorts of things you can look at, from which applications your office workers use to how your employees describe themselves.

 

 

Lower Spending

 

Taking a look at big data is often a great way to save money in a variety of business areas. You might be able to save on production, delivery, energy costs, and much more if you take a look at the numbers. Before you start thinking of ways to save money for your company, you need to identify the areas where you’re spending more than you need to. That’s where the data comes in, helping you to see where you could save some money.

 

Analysing data is an extremely useful way to find out where to make some changes for your company.  It doesn’t even need to be data collected from your own business.


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Posted November 7, 2017 by Ben Martin - Social_Ben in category Business

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