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HOW DATA VISUALIZATION CAN HELP YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

Data has become crucial to businesses in all sectors, but it has become increasingly difficult to know how to manage this data efficiently. Visualization of the data acquired from customers and suppliers can help to streamline business processes and facilitate expansion into new areas.

Imagine this scenario. You are a start-up business in the fintech sector and have recently acquired a glut of new customers, who all have different demands and expectations. At the moment, they are all represented in a simple SQL database which requires root access. It is messy and inefficient to find any single customer. What you need is a data visualization solution.

If you visualize each customer’s data effectively, you will be able to explain it to your employees more easily and intuitively. They will be able to act on it with the knowledge required to use it appropriately, and inexperienced employees will waste no time trying to understand how to access the database.

Data visualization can also help to show you new patterns which you might previously have missed. When presented in novel visual forms, it is easier to spot different trends which could lead to new approaches to your business strategy in a particular area. It could also help you to solve existing problems which you might have been thinking about in a specific, narrow way because of the way in which the data appears.

Data visualization offers plenty of opportunities for innovation in business practices. Perhaps the most important of these is in changing the way data is processed by your employees. It can speed up business processes and suggest new ways of running departments and organizing employees. It is the final frontier in understanding your customer’s consumption patterns.

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