Making the Right Business Decisions Shouldn’t Be a Guessing Game

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In olden times, the world of commerce was ruled by the power of supply and demand, and not on the power of SQL report services. If you had an item and there was a demand for it you could set the perfect price, finding that sweet spot between desire and availability. But today setting a market price takes much more than simply deciding on a price. Marketing, operations, production costs all influence the price of a product. It’s not easy to maximize your profit and keep prices in the right range. Unfortunately, most companies fall short in setting their prices adequately because they build on poor analytics foundations. Management just doesn’t have the appropriate level of visibility into the true profitability of their different product channels and of their customer needs.

The Problem

Making data driven decisions eliminates some of the risks, the mistakes and offers better margins, but these decisions must be based on the large amounts of data a business accumulates (invoices, customer data bases, customer satisfaction, product cost, etc.) Although this “Big Data” is now a common term in the business world, most organizations can’t and don’t use it correctly. But  when companies make changes to their sql report builder, so they can make more efficient use of their data, they are able to decrease supply-chain, labor, marketing, and other costs, while at the same time increase output, set prices adequately and increase productivity across a range of various measures.

Innovative companies are now spending time asking themselves these key question: Do I have the right data to make the decisions that will make my company a success? how well is my company using all of the information it has at its disposal? To help shed light on the issue list address each of these questions separately.

Do You Have the Right Data?

It’s a given that you have the data. You can’t be in business today without accumulating vast amounts of information. These come from your invoices, your online transactions, employee customer issues and more. The information is there, and if not, it exists outside of the organization in public records, marketing intelligence, Twitter feeds, Facebook studies, industry benchmarks and general online audience polls. The problem lies in integrating these multiple data sources into an adequate report database.

When faced with these huge amounts of data a business team leader may feel overwhelmed, and rightly so, as he’s not equipped to scale the information down into a usable report that’s easy to read and consequently make informed decisions from.

How Well Is My Company Using All of the Information It Has at Its Disposal?

When a business first starts there is always some form of organization of incoming data. Most start with spreadsheets for Excel forms, and may eventually add certain reporting forms to the server. However as the business grows getting the various reports needed from sales to operations marketing success becomes time-consuming affair just because employees have to perform various workarounds to fulfill their estimated data requirements. In most cases, this type of data reporting is inaccurate to say the least. At the end of the day causes higher employee costs and results in unreliable information.

The Solution

The data is there, so the problem lies in the organization and scaling of it. For many companies the solution is to find a Business Intelligence (BI) analyst or SQL report designer who can customize the current report database, and create sql report services that can be scaled to the business needs, offering concise and clear reports demonstrating sales statistics versus production, operational, legal, marketing and other costs. It is this clear and insightful data that can help business leaders make statistics driven decisions, instead of those based on gut instinct.

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