3 Reasons to Automate Your Analytics

Technology   |   Lori Misenhimer   |   Oct 22, 2020

If your idea of automation is robots taking the place of humans, think again.


While some may argue that automation is about implementing a system to complete repetitive, easily replicated tasks without the need for human labor, with Analytic Process Automation, instead, the emphasis is on elevating the human.


Automation is so much more than automating tasks humans are doing today. It’s realizing opportunities to learn more skills to answer bigger challenges, and to seek out more of those transformative business outcomes.


The Alteryx Analytic Process Automation Platform™ enables you to automate repetitive tasks and spend more time producing results that inspire confidence.


“Organizations that invest in integrated automation platforms that span analytics, data science, AI, and
process automation will extend the reach of their transformation initiatives and build a sustainable
competitive advantage.”


— John Santaferraro, Research Director, Analytics, BI, & Data Science, EMA


Put Your Data to Work

People depend on you for critical data and insights. But that doesn’t mean you have to be chained to your desk 24/7. Democratizing data makes it easy for analysts, data scientists, and decision makers to collaborate and share actionable insights every day. Work smarter, not harder, right?


“Sixty-two percent of organizations rely on IT or a data analytics group for decision-making data
analysis … but just nineteen percent are satisfied with the speed and ability to compile


— “The Untapped Power of Self-Service Analytics,” Harvard Business Review


Maintaining this level of visibility is nearly impossible though without automation, and it’s part of what leads to the breakdown of data-driven decisions. Investing in a centralized platform for data analytics gives your teams a centralized environment to collaborate in — resulting in less risk and more control over your valuable data assets.


So, even when you (the data guru) go on vacation, reports will be available on-demand, giving the visibility needed for your organization to have the answers readily available.


Not only does automation improve visibility, it, along with AI and other technologies that cut indirect costs,
can help companies save anywhere from 15-20 percent.


Focus on Answering More Important Questions

Why reinvent the wheel? Put those mundane (yet necessary) weekly status reports on cruise control so you can focus on answering tough questions that lead to quick wins and fast ROI. With analytics automation, data tasks no longer involve manual processes and human error. Free up your time for the more important things like recognizing patterns and responding in real time.


By automating the bulk of your work, the tedious tasks that eat up time and morale will be a thing of the past. Get answers you can count on with the Alteryx APA Platform, along with repeatability, transparency, and so much more.


Let Automation do the Heavy Lifting

The average desktop isn’t built to perform high-speed analytics, but that’s what you’re being asked to do. The result? The spinning wheel of death as your machine’s computing power is pushed to max capacity. And what does this mean? The most important analytic workflows are taking hours to run.


It’s time to rethink the manual approach and access all your analytic intelligence with Alteryx. Modern, self-service analytics platforms are designed to offload power from your desktop to a server to handle that heavy lifting for complex analysis — and to make it simple, fast, and fun. Those differences have big implications for what you can do, how easily you work, how long each step takes, and ultimately, your outputs and outcomes.


Because self-service analytics platforms liberate you from the time-consuming manual steps that spreadsheets require, you have more time for creative, higher-level work. *High five*


The Bottom Line of Automation is, Well, the Bottom-Line


From improving process efficiencies to solving bigger problems that lead to quick wins, automation allows you to get more out of your workflows, achieve more in your day, and improve collaboration between teams.



See how you can go from data warrior to analytic magician in this webinar (you’ll learn
a few tricks along the way.)



See how you can automate the repetitive and focus on results in this e-book.



In “A Radical Guide to Data Analytics Masterys,” you’ll discover how easy it is to switch to a modern analytics approach.