Gaining a holistic view of disparate data with Alteryx
The team now uses Alteryx to collect data from multiple sources, then prepare and transform the data for storage in an on-premise SQL server, providing a centralized location for easy data consumption and saving a lot of time.
Easy-to-build workflows using Alteryx is where the real magic happens for the team and replaces hours of repetitive, manual work. The user-friendly, low-code solution enables analysts to easily create workflows and provide timely data that’s always available. Analysts can refresh reports on demand or on a schedule, and quickly develop macros to automate tasks.
“Once the data workflow is created and tested, it gets scheduled, and the Alteryx platform always reflects the latest data for us, which we can pull at any given time,” said Lamyaa Alyousef, Officer of the Enterprise Project Management Office at ROSHN. “It’s a matter of refreshing our dashboards or reports. It’s not a matter of reinventing the wheel every single time.”
Real-time data insights with company-wide impact
Reports generated from the analytics team are used widely across ROSHN for better decision making and forecasting. Amro says about half of the company’s 1,000 employees, including the senior leadership team, rely on dashboards and cross-functional reports built in Alteryx.
“Partnering with Alteryx has been instrumental in our journey to become a data-driven organization. The automation of data extraction and preparation processes saved significant time and has empowered us to identify market trends, make informed investment decisions, drive operational efficiencies, and elevate our position as a leading developer in the region,” added Amro.
The team already has future plans to leverage more of what Alteryx has to offer, including AI and ML capabilities. They are currently testing machine learning models based on historical data and plan to further enhance the models to provide predictive analysis.
Making actionable data insights available to everyone is one way the team is building a culture of analytics at ROSHN, as the company executes on its mission to build the future of Saudi Arabia.