Why SAS Data Preparation For Your Organisation?
As businesses and organisations become increasingly dependent on data and analytics, harnessing the power of all this information is equally important. The problem with this is that many businesses, especially small businesses and organisations, often lack the resources to fully capitalise on their analytics. Recognising the value of a powerful analytics platform is only the first step – the next step is interpreting and leveraging this information effectively. That’s where a platform like SAS Data Preparation comes into play.
With hundreds of pieces of data flowing into an organisation at any given point, many organisations turn to the expertise of skilled analytics, IT, and/or data specialists to help navigate these often tumultuous waters. Similarly, many organisations attempt to train managers and staff to become data-savvy.
Unfortunately, these approaches aren’t always feasible since many organisations simply lack the resources to hire entire teams of IT experts and data specialists who, more often than not, come at a high price. Additionally, internalising data expertise is most definitely not the best option for data trends, applications, and techniques are constantly evolving. This means that an organisation’s staff would have to stay in the loop of things – in addition to the other daily tasks they’re required to perform.
In short, data preparation, management, and monitoring is not easy. SAS Data Preparation is built for instances like this where self-service data preparation is streamlined in such a way that any organisation and its staff members can leverage the power of analytics. In the following sections, we run through four critical ways SAS Data Preparation makes this happen.
Enhanced productivity and less dependency on specialised skills
One of the biggest knocks on any platform, especially an analytics one, is that it would need to be paired with equally innovative and adaptive personnel capable of organising and interpreting the capture data. Naturally, in most instances, this task would be highly technical and expensive, however, SAS Data Preparation changes this entirely.
With SAS Data Preparation in place, organisations would not need any personnel with specialised skills in coding or SQL to navigate their analytics environment. The software’s visual interface ensures that data preparation is simplified and non-technical users have the ability to blend and shape their data in their own unique ways. Thanks to SAS Data Preparation, an organisation’s staff are empowered with the ability to manage data without the assistance of expert help and IT personnel are now free to focus on more strategic, forward-thinking tasks.
Use SAS Data Preparation to expedite data preparation
This is already implied in the application’s name but SAS Data Preparation’s ability to minimise the time a data analyst spends on preparing data is undeniably commendable. Thanks in no small part to the system’s prebuilt transformations and cleaning functions that operate in-memory, the processing speed of data preparation is unparalleled. Additionally, the systems facilitates an environment where advanced analytics, data visualisation, and data preparation capabilities are all seamlessly combined.
Faster data preparation means analysts and data users have significantly more time to spend on exploring the data and deriving the key insights they are after in near-real time.
Reduced duplication to boost efficiency
Duplication is quite likely the antithesis of efficiency. It also takes place far more often than is ideal, which can be a real back-breaker for an organisation. Fortunately, with SAS Data Preparation, whether you need to share code with your IT department or any other group/individual, the system lets you do this.
You can share your automatically generated code with your organisation’s IT department to make sure it is run during every source data update- guaranteeing across-the-board centralisation and no duplication. Thanks to SAS Data Preparation, many organisations have transformed their operations from one that was centered on the work of decentralised silos to one that is now an integrated environment of shared work/resources.
Collaboration is key
While we are on the topic of collaboration, it’s important to highlight how SAS Data Preparation contributes in this area as well. Given that many organisations are project-based entities, it should come as no surprise that collaboration between team members is vital. Through SAS Data Preparation, individual team members can share jobs as centrally managed assets, track progress via project activity feeds that can have tasks added, posts updated, and notifications sent out to other team members.
Collaboration is at the heart of SAS Data Preparation – working together and sharing tasks has never been easier!
As official SAS Resell Partners, SAS Data Preparation is one of the many SAS softwares we provide to many of our customers, in addition to our installation, administration, and hosting services. Feel free to contact us if you’d like more information and we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, be sure to stay tuned to this feed for the latest SAS and analytics-related news!