Are Smart Data Discovery Tools Smart Enough to Help Business Users?
Augmented analytics, augmented data discovery, advanced data discovery…all of these terms can seem intimidating but they don’t have to be. In fact, it might be less intimidating to think of advanced analytics software as Smart Data Discovery. When you use that term, you acknowledge the most important factor in this process, namely that the software itself is ‘smart’ and that using advanced analytics tools is not a process that is limited to data analysts or data scientists.
That is an important distinction! Because, the right Data Discovery Tool provides the most sophisticated, cutting edge features within a simple, easy-to-use interface that leads the business user through the process of data discovery. These advanced data discovery tools can significantly improve user adoption and make it easier for business users to share data and make clear decisions by understanding patterns, trends and the root cause of issues.
The tools can help users to identify opportunities and see interdependencies. In short, the right Data Discovery Software can lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) for an analytical tool and improve the return on investment (ROI). It can help the organization to sustain a competitive advantage and democratize analytics.