1. Using a mobile data collection tool:
Every bit of data gathered by teams in the office and in the field, from orders placed to routes travelled, has the potential to be very valuable to your business. Having access to the right data can shed light on where and why teams are under-performing and how this may be corrected. Therefore, capturing data in an accurate and timely fashion is very important. Effectively analysing this data is a challenge on its own, and all too often one that is overlooked.
2. Using Analytics to make sense of data:
As the amount of available data increases so does the potential to see new patterns within it, which can help you streamline your business processes. Data analytics is the process of examining your data sets in order to draw conclusions about the information they contain. The difficulty with an increased amount of data available to us is that it becomes much harder to sift through and patterns actually become more difficult to discern. However, today, with the help of business intelligence and analytics software, this process has been simplified to the point where anyone can make use of it and there is no reason why you shouldn’t.
3. Data integration:
Bringing together data from different systems and ensuring these systems function together can help eliminate complex and tedious processes involved in data analytics. Sales tools and solutions that integrate with current systems such as ERP’s (accounting packages) can save time and help your business grow faster.