Everyone is on the digital transformation bandwagon, but what is the key to leveraging the use of data in your organization? A recent survey of top IT and Operations mangers by QuickBase uncovered some troubling practices that put digital transformation initiatives at risk of not reaching their potential.
Simply investing in infrastructure and tools does not guarantee success. According to Zach and Chris Gemignani, success depends on data communication. In their book, Data Fluency, they guide readers to:
They believe the four building blocks that contribute to a data fluent organization are:
Often problems arise when Data Product Ecosystems are silos of non-integrated systems between departments. You may have a bunch of apps that do specific things really well, but if those apps don’t communicate it will impact your ability to run your business efficiently.
Low-code and integrated tools like QuickBase are great for all of the building blocks of a data healthy organization. QuickBase encourages citizen development, democratization of IT and collaboration between IT and business units. But is having the right tools enough?
Self-awareness can be another major roadblock for organizations in making data fluent decisions. Tools need to measure the right metrics or KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). KPIs should be clearly communicated, transparent and easily understood. Your organization should be able to answer the tough questions:
However, getting on the same page to identify and define KPI’s is no simple task.
Tips in Choosing KPIs
Want to see how your organization is leveraging data?
At CloudBase Services, we help our clients build database platforms and dashboard analytics tools as well as with insights in choosing the most useful KPI’s to measure. We have also developed a series of QuickBase Data Fluency survey apps and data mapping tools for our clients to access how they are doing and identify areas to improve.
Feel free to Contact The CloudBase Services Team with any questions or if you would like to give any of our survey apps a try.