Big Data. Big data was the buzzword of 2014. Everywhere you looked, technology companies were buzzing about big data. According to a recent study by Gartner, 73% of organizations have invested or plan to invest in big data in the next two years. But what is big data, and what does investing in big data mean for your business?
The word itself seems a bit daunting. If you think of all the data you access daily at work, whether from an internal access data point, or by collaborating on a spreadsheet, you know that data is a large part of your business. You also know that these traditional applications may no longer meet your needs. Collaboration on documents is difficult. Making a single change on a spreadsheet can prove to be a nightmare with the master copy being stored on a server that you don’t have access to. More importantly, you don’t have the ability to identify key actionable trends. At this point, you know you want less hassle, and more control.
As you aim to move your infrastructure to the cloud, consider how Salesforce may help transform your business. Salesforce is a global cloud computing solution that allows you and your employees to access data at anytime, from anywhere, even mobile.
Build internal procedures that automatically complete everyday tasks – such as recording updates, assigning tasks, sending emails. Setting up workflow rules and approval processes helps automate the process of recording important information, and makes it easy to collaborate within your organization.
Build reports and dashboards quickly – Accessing your data is important for your business, but interpreting data can be difficult. With Salesforce, you can easily build reports and dashboards to easily view the data that is most important to you.
Collaborate with Chatter Feed – The Chatter feed puts all your information on display in the form of posts, comments, and files in different Chatter groups. With this feature, you can easily track updates throughout an entire project.
Customize Your Salesforce Org – Every business is different. That’s why Salesforce created the AppExchange – the leading marketplace for enterprise applications. Here, you can find solution plugins for every department and industry. Document management apps like Dropbox Box, Google Apps integrations, and many more help to create the environment you desire.
Transitioning to the cloud doesn’t have to be scary. Big data isn’t as big as it seems with Salesforce. Click here to learn more about how Salesforce can help your small business or call us at 614-212-1111 or fill out the form below.