Dismantling The Monolith

Bottom Line: The goal of delivering real-time insights capable of supporting the decision making process at every level of the organisation, from the intern to the CEO, remains out of reach.

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A proliferation of databases and business applications has led to a fragmentation of key business data across multiple data silos. Customer data lives in a CRM system, financial data lives in the accounting system, while employee data lives in an HR system. This requires data-warehousing or other monolithic approaches to create a holistic view capable of delivering actionable insights.

‘Monolithic’, because in practice the size and complexity of such solutions ensure they remain in the hands of (expensive) specialist users such as business analysts and data scientists who gather, analyse and report the numbers to senior management on an ongoing basis. The process is time consuming and costly, and excludes the vast majority of employees from direct access to timely, relevant metrics and insights to inform their decisions.

In practice the complexity of such systems also ensures that evolving them in order to keep pace with the adoption of new business applications becomes problematic, as does keeping pace with the evolving insight requirements of the business. In both cases developing the system is limited to availability and costs of technologists with highly in-demand and scarce skill-sets.

The absence of real-time reporting remains a serious challenge, often relegating the output of reporting systems to after-the-fact historical reporting, rather than timely, actionable insight. The ability to deliver real-time decision support to the wider workforce, including management tasked with effecting change,  remains an entirely separate and unaddressed challenge.

In conclusion, the goal of delivering real-time insights capable of supporting the decision making process at every level of the organisation, from the intern to the CEO, remains out of reach.

Request a demo today to see how Gtmhub enables blended analytics to democratise insights, and power decision making at every level of your organisation.