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Happy Holidays From MM To You!

Happy Holidays From MM To You!

MM 2020 Close and Our 2021 Plans

2020

Here we are again at the end of the year but what an extraordinary year it has been. Every company’s supply chain has been hit hard with the lockdown restrictions, staff risks, customer conditions, liquidity, revenue, and overall economic decline. Some companies have been able to respond very well and thrive through 2020 and other are still reeling from the and trying to ensure their futures planning for 2021 and what possibilities that may bring.

If nothing else this year has proven that personal relationships between people is what got us up every morning, but data is what truly guided our decisions this year.

We have seen a massive uptake in BI and data usage right from the get-go when Covid-19 hit, and the lockdown started. Our statistics across customers reveal a 50% – 600% increase in usage that kicked off already in April 2020. This is phenomenal and the real question is why it took a pandemic with subsequent lockdowns to drive data-based decision making and operational improvements actively within every part of the business.

MM has been very fortunate to have been able to continue our business. We are fortunate that we have been able to assist some customers with payment holidays and other methods to support their own liquidity as well as ours. During this period, we have been very busy taking advantage of a “less busy” schedule for daily customer deliverables where we were able to allocate some time to realign our business to our new ways of working. Our new delivery model ensures we support our customers throughout their maturity growth.

We execute our New Ways Of Work (NWOW) on 11 January 2021.

What Is Planned For 2021?

Data Literacy

We have realigned our practices to support our customer maturity levels which we are now able to monitor and manage as part of our data literacy methodology and services.

Data Management Consulting Services

We have expanded our DMM consulting capabilities across all areas of the data business with detailed assessments, advisory, planning and execution services across the board where we manage your data maturity across various categories such as Data Strategy, Data Governance, Data Quality, Data Operations, Data Platform & Architecture and Supporting Processes. We are very excited to launch our new services during February 2021. Please contact us now to book some discussions.

Active Intelligence

We have demo’ed our first version of our active intelligence solution to one of our largest customers and it was very well received. This truly is the future of BI which is process optimization through analysis and automation based on your ever changing data. We will actively start marketing our solution in February but should you be interested to see our demo please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are ready to implement successfully!

BBBEE

BBBEE has and will continue to be a major drive and investment for MM. 

We have great plans which we will announce either before the end of the year or in February that will greatly affect the benefits for all our customers. We ourselves are extremely excited about the prospects.

We thank all our partners for all their support during these challenging times. It has been a great experience to see companies are at the end people and people will support where able and possible. We thank our reseller and vendor partners for their great continued support and investments in these trying times. We look forward to building a great blend of solutions with you during 2021.

Last but certainly not least we thank all our customers that have provided us with the opportunity to make them successful with their BI strategies. We thank all the people we work with on a daily basis. We build relationships and we support on a personal level where possible through a drive to improve our mutual prospects where all stakeholders benefit and this is truly a win/win relationship. We appreciate you and we thank you sincerely for your continued support.

Please note that MM will be closed from 11 December till 11 January unless alternative plans have been made within individual projects.

We wish you a safe, restful, and blessed holiday season. 

Wishing you quality time with your loved ones and rest that is deserved by all fighting the good fight to support our families through these challenging times.

Modernising Management Team

Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence

Why Business Intelligence is Beneficial?

Well if you don’t already know what Business Intelligence (BI) is, it is software that collects data generated from a business and presents it in a meaningful and actionable way which improves executive and managers decisions efficiently and to make decisions that would benefit the organisation in subject.

Imagine Business Intelligence like a Pick ‘n Pay or a Spar, and for arguments sake, your looking for tea, milk and bread. You don’t need to ask for help where to find the items as the stores is organised in a neatly and methodical fashion (aisle and signage) which is easy to navigate. BI is about taking all your company’s data (production, billable hours and sale goals) and organising it in a simple and neat way for you (executive/managers). BI makes your companies data easy to navigate without the need of having to ask specialists where you would be able to find this information and then go to another person to systematize it for you.

BI can help you identify:

 

  • Any inadequate business method 
  • Unidentified patterns 
  • Pinpoint an enterprises strengths and weaknesses 
  • As well as identify new opportunities 

This will help you understand your organization functions and challenges.

The tools and softer ware put in place can help your organization understand what clients prefer as well as predict their wants, needs and behaviors. As this can find ways to increase sales and provide higher standers of service. Modernising Managements Business Intelligence solutions focus on the provision of analytics ready data through effective data engineering practices, interactive data analytics accessible via any device, static reporting solutions, Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions and data literacy management.

Business Intelligence Tools

As Mary K. Prat and Josh Fruhlinger suggests  there are many different types of BI tools, and have many different types of features but the main characteristics are Dashboards is  a user interface which allows you to glance over your KPI’s kind of like a progress report, visualizations where by graphs and charts are made to give you a visual representation your companies progress (the most common), data mining is identifying patterns from large data sets, extract-transfer-load (ETL) is a tool that pulls data from one data source and stores it in another and online analytic processing is a bunch of software that allows users to evaluate information form multiple database systems simultaneously.

Here are some technologies that supports the above:

Tool such as the above mentioned, can help your enterprise in so many ways, I believe that BI is the way of the future. Many companies ranging from small to big should adopt BI tools as it will increase the company in any context.

As Modernizing Management is an analytic and BI provider our data engineering work ensures the provisioning of data for any data science and analytical tools from Qlik to Tableau, PowerBI and beyond.

Qlik Web-Connectors

Qlik Web-Connectors

Fetch Data From Social Media and Any Web-Based Data Sources with a Light-Weight Web

Have you been struggling to fetch a data from Facebook, twitter, Google Analytics or any Web-based applications and your time is wasted while trying to find a better way to make your work simple? Everyone want their work to be simple and they also want to be happy at the end of the day. It is not also about you as an individual, but your organisation can improve their products as well as their services to their potential customers.

At Modernising Management, we take care of your data-to-actionable insights automation through data engineering, data analytics, & reporting and artificial intelligence! You take care of your competitors while we support your data literacy maturity growth across your organisation!

Data resides in more disparate locations as social media and other cloud-based data sources are becoming increasingly important. Companies need the ability to easily measure how well their social media activities are resonating in the market and with customers.

People spend 75% of their time collecting data and only 25% of time analysing, but with Qlik Web Collectors is other way round.

Qlik Web-connector is nothing but a light-weight web that helps you connect with any social media or web-based data sources through specific APIs and fetch data that you want. It provides out-of-the-box connectors that are designed for specific application and data sources. This eliminates the need for any in-house connector development or maintenance and allows for quick implementation.

 It does not matter the size or the kind of data you want it to be fetched, you just make selections and Qlik web-connector will do its job by generate Qlik Sense and QlikView load scripts that you can paste into script editor. 

You can learn how easy it is to fetch data and bring it straight into your Qlik Sense or QlikView environment by Michael Tarallo.

How To Download and Install Qlik Web Connectors

There are possible data sources available for Qlik Sense Cloud Business subscription like Amazon Redshift (Beta), AYLIEN News(Beta), Facebook Fan Page& Groups(Beta) and more.

I believe that Qlik Web Connector can be a solution you have been looking for, it will minimise time you use to spend trying to fetch data from social media and other cloud-based data sources.

Qlik Insight Bot

Qlik Insight Bot

Artificial Intelligence Powered Conversational Analytics

Ask questions and get instance artificial intelligence infused answers with infused predictive analytics. Qlik Insight Bot is fully integrated with Qlik Sense, allowing users to seamlessly move between conversational and visual analytics.

Qlik Insight Bot offers an AI-powered, conversational analytics experience, giving everyone a faster and easier way to ask questions, get insights, and make data-driven decisions using natural language.

Analytics That Speak Your Language

Qlik Insight Bot offers a fast and easy way to ask questions and discover insights using natural language. It’s available right in Qlik Sense and through popular tools such as Slack, Skype, Salesforce, and Microsoft Teams, meaning your people can make data-driven decisions wherever they are at any time.

With each question, it instantly surfaces relevant charts and insights, including key drivers, comparisons, predictions and more. And its self-learning AI makes the system progressively smarter.

Engage with your data

Ever just wanted to have a conversation with your data?

Acumen BI explains that if you can chat, you can engage with your data. The simple chat-based interface is one click away and will deliver information in the context of Qlik applications you have loaded such as sales, retail, finance or asset focusses.

Simply typing “show measures” will present a list of measures from which users can select or you can ask to show sales for a specific product on a specific month. You can even specify the type of chart you would like to visualize the data in.

Bridge the gap between conversational and visual analytics

Conversational analytics provide a great way to quickly ask questions and get answers.

Often, new scenarios arise where visual discovery offers a better path to insight. Unlike standalone Natural Language Processing (NLP) analytics products, Qlik Insight Bot is fully integrated with Qlik Sense, allowing users to seamlessly move between conversational and visual analytics.

 The Qlik® Associative Engine lets users interact conversationally and dive directly into visual analysis to explore further, without losing context. It’s the best of both worlds.

Drive analytics adoption and increase the value of your data

To stay competitive, organizations must enable their entire workforce to make better decisions using data.

Qlik Insight Bot offers a powerful new way to make data and analytics more accessible to everyone by letting people use their innate communication skills to get the information they need.

According to Gartner, by 2020 “50 percent of analytical queries will be generated via search, natural-language processing or voice, or will be automatically generated”

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Analytics & Business Intelligence 2018

To find out more, you can download the Qlik Insight Bot AI-Powered Conversational Analytics Data Sheet. Get in touch with our Modern BI experts to talk about the Qlik Insight Bot and how it can help transform your business.

Get Faster Actionable Insights with Qlik Catalog

Get Faster Actionable Insights with Qlik Catalog

Qlik Catalog | Enterprise Data Catalog

Data is the heart of the economy and the fuel that helps most organizations innovate and lead past the competition. Organizations collect huge amounts of data. But, most of the data that can guide decisions and actions is not analytics-ready or accessible.  So, what good is data without sense? Today some organizations are still struggling to quickly prepare and deliver data as clean and organized business-ready information for analytics and other data-driven processes. As cloud big data and other information sources continue to increase rapidly, this situation will only get worse without a different approach.

Meet Qlik Catalog, formerly known as Qlik Data Catalyst, a modern enterprise data management solution that simplifies and speeds up how you manage, prepare and deliver analytics ready data to business users across your enterprise.

With Qlik Data Catalog you can rely on data security, data enrichment features for data transformation and business rule implementation though workflows. The end result of your governance work is business ready data quality solution built from the metadata level up.

How does Qlik Catalog work? Let us look at the core capabilities of Qlik Catalog

Onboard Data

Qlik Catalog automatically profiles and documents the exact content, structure, and quality of your enterprise data using built-in data loaders to simplify and accelerate the process.

Enrich the Catalog

Qlik Catalog builds a Smart Data Catalog that documents every aspect of the data and data management process. As your users search and explore the catalog, technical, business, and operational metadata makes each data element understandable, transparent, trustworthy, and actionable.

Prepare the Data

Get your data business-ready with data standardization, cleansing, and protection measures. Easily enhance, blend, and filter data using a simple drag-and-drop process.

Shop and Publish

Let users easily and securely “shop” for the data they need, exporting, sharing or automatically publishing data sets to Qlik Sense and other analytic tools and applications.

Qlik Data Catalyst will let you take advantage of the latest big data and cloud solutions. Transform raw data into actionable insights, empowering people across your organization to make smarter decisions and drive better outcomes, every day.