Technology research and analysis firm, Gartner, coined the term, ‘analytic process automation.’ This process ‘converges data science, analytic and process automation into a single platform—which helps companies automate and integrate the way data and business processes come together. Companies can also make data more actionable across the organization.’
‘By providing augmented analytics tools to all business users, with appropriate access and security, each team member has seamless, clear insight into data and can apply analytics to support their roles and responsibilities.’
When an enterprise undertakes a Citizen Data Scientist initiative, it is striving to do just that. In other words, the business wants to make data more actionable across the organization.
In this article, we review the possibilities of the Citizen Data Scientist environment in an effort to help your organization imagine the new business landscape.
Power Users and Champions
With the right augmented analytics tools, designed specifically for business users, team members can leverage analytics, smart data visualization, self-serve data prep and predictive analytics and all of the sophisticated analytical techniques they will need to make fact-based decisions and recommendations. Those team members who are curious about analytics and comfortable sharing knowledge of these technology tools will become power users and champion the democratization of data and data literacy throughout the organization. This cultural shift will take team members out of the ‘wait and see’ environment and avoid guesswork and opinion, and the delays and data gaps that occur when a business user must depend on IT or on data scientists to get detailed, concise reports.
Business Process Streamlining
By enabling personalized dashboards and pushing alerts and reports, businesses processes can be streamlined and users can create dependable processes and actionable data without wading through restrictive reports, or trying to interpret information coming from disparate sources and staff members. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) provide streamlined, data-based metrics and measurements and keep the team on track.
Augmented Analytics solutions that support business users encourage collaboration and data sharing and allow users to test theories and hypothesize, sharing the results of their research and creating business use cases that can be applied to real-world issues, challenges and opportunities.
Goals and Objectives
By providing augmented analytics tools to all business users, with appropriate access and security, each team member has seamless, clear insight into data and can apply analytics to support their roles and responsibilities. Actions and tasks can be tied to appropriate metrics and to specific goals and objectives to ensure that every team member is working to achieve business goals in a timely, accurate fashion.
‘When an enterprise undertakes a Citizen Data Scientist initiative, it is striving to make data more actionable across the organization.’
Transforming business users into Citizen Data Scientists, provides advantages to the organization, to the business users and to data scientists. With appropriate Citizen Data Scientist Training, the right augmented analytics solution, and organizational planning, the business can provide a solid foundation and build business user confidence by providing an introduction and fundamental information on Predictive Analytics and other tools these users will employ. The business should also consider engaging an IT consulting partner with knowledge of the augmented analytics market, and a solution and support services to provide the guidance and Products And Services your business will need to succeed.
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