Do you remember Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) from the movie Money Ball? Billy hired a Yale economist named Peter Brand who took a novel approach to data analysis (sabermetrics). He valued baseball players, in different situations based on a model he based on the long time used sabermetrics.
Although Beane didn’t win a World Series with the approach, the Boston Red Sox did (2 years later), using the same model Billy and Peter developed.
A fresh set of eyes on some seemingly useless data could put your company in a league of its own.
There are thousands of different software packages out there! Some use common databases like MS SQL, Oracle, SAP, MS Access, My SQL, Sybase and DB2 to name a few. Other software packages are using CISAM, flat files, custom structures or one of the many other databases that are less commonly used.
Fortunately, we have written reports for hundreds of software packages and many different databases — using many different tools to extract the data.
From financial reporting, custom manipulation, customizing extracts for integration to another software package, cross tab reports, graphing data, custom dashboards, custom document formats, label printing…the list is endless…and we can help!
Using different tools like MS SQL, Crystal Reports, MS Access, ODBC, MS Excel and others, we can help get your data into a useful format.
Whether you are looking for data analysis, reporting or document formatting, let us help create the tools you need.
- Reporting is the process of organizing data into informational summaries in order to monitor how different areas of a business are performing.
- Analysis is the process of exploring data and reports in order to extract meaningful, actionable insights, which can be used to better understand and improve business performance.
While both draw upon the same collected data, reporting and analysis are very different in terms of their purpose, tasks, outputs, delivery, and value. Without a clear distinction of the differences, an organization may sell itself short in one area (typically analysis).