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Leveraging Data to Reliably and Quickly Scale the Business in 2022

By Prangya Pandab - April 29, 2022 4 mins read

Data is enabling companies in making disruptive scaling decisions with ease, from resource-saving measures to productivity improvements, talent recruiting to consumer personalization. Scaling isn’t about spending more money to generate more revenue; it’s about making more revenue at same or less expense.

Enterprises encounter challenges because they have no idea what data they have, where it is housed, or how to extract value from it quickly. When a business understands what data it has, it can use it to protect and empower itself and the people it serves.

Data has a unique ability to accelerate business. Data drives processes, whether they are utilized to produce new products, reach new audiences or enter new markets. Decision-makers can use the insights gleaned from user data to help them develop their scaling plan.

Businesses nowadays are under pressure to cut costs, acquire consumers, improve logistics, and forecast sales. To solve this, they can gather and store data in the course of their daily operations, and then utilize it to drive established procedures such as the ones listed below.

Increased Productivity

Companies frequently struggle to scale due to a lack of effective internal process management. When attempting to reach its goals, an expanding business may confront challenges such as a lack of employees and logistics.

Every stage of a company’s operations is a data point and a potential bottleneck. It will be impossible to analyse data for the purpose of optimizing operations if companies do not have adequate data on their inventory, warehouses, shipping, and, crucially, complaints. Businesses can attain a better understanding of their inefficiencies and what needs to be done by using data analytics at every point of the operation.

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Bottlenecks stifle operations while also lowering consumer satisfaction. They can also limit production or customer on boarding, thereby limiting a company’s ability to scale. With enough data on each point, companies can pinpoint the areas where performance isn’t up to par and figure out why. They can take a more active role in resolving data-related difficulties.

Customer Personalization

In today’s competitive environment, data is king. A company that is not using data to guide its business strategy may have already fallen behind its competition. Data is the most critical aspect in understanding what the customer thinks, likes, and wants.

Each organization with the resources and ability to look into the lives of their customers sets up multiple data points for each consumer in order to provide customized recommendations. The data points can range from previous purchases to store inventory to even their preferred mode of transportation. These data points may include additional unconventional elements that are needed to assess each consumer, depending on the product the company sells.

Each recommendation, notification, and email sent to the customer is personalized using these data analytics. Some businesses also tailor their webpages to each individual customer. With the use of data analytics, businesses have been able to reach their scaling targets thanks to the introduction of AI and Machine Learning.

Having a personal touch with consumers will become a need in the future, when customers will have a tremendous number of solutions for any problem they encounter.

Reduced Gridlock

A substantial number of companies face gridlock as a result of bottlenecks of some sort. For instance, in the case of manufacturing, data can be evaluated to avoid bottlenecks by recognising overstock and anticipating situations where orders may increase.

The same concept can apply to every area of business. Historical data can be used to make operations leaner and more efficient, to identify bottlenecks before they develop, and to ensure scalable success.

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AUTHOR

Prangya Pandab

Prangya Pandab is an Associate Editor with OnDot Media. She is a seasoned journalist with almost seven years of experience in the business news sector. Before joining ODM, she was a journalist with CNBC-TV18 for four years. She also had a brief stint with an infrastructure finance company working for their communications and branding vertical.

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