Learning a new piece of software can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.
One way to make learning business analytics software a breeze is with SMART goals. SMART is an acronym that specifies the criteria for your goals. It stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound.
By setting SMART goals with regard to your implementation or onboarding of TADA, you can get your instance running quickly in order to develop insights quicker and make more effective decisions.
Your goals should be targeted.
Perhaps when you decided on your reason(s) to buy business intelligence software, you cited functionality or ease of use for both report recipients and report designers. Those are the top three reasons why organizations buy BI products, according to the 2017 BI Survey.
The report includes more than a dozen reasons people bought technology. We advocate winnowing that number down. Set specific objectives to help you get the most out of TADA.
Once you’ve set a goal, you must then quantify it.
Pick a few key performance indicators. Then, with the help of your data analyst, see how you’re doing. Your data analyst, or team of data analysts, can help you manage data collection, provide context for your data, and ultimately can help drive decisions.
“While more than 78 percent of respondents realized business benefits,” says Panorama Consulting Solutions in their 2017 Report on ERP Systems and Enterprise Software, “37 percent of respondents realized less than half of the benefits they expected.”
Tracking measurable results will help you realize the benefits of TADA.
Implementing TADA is achievable. Our customers will tell you so.
“Visibility of the entire global footprint reduced product strategy development from three months to five days for 30 product groups,” said the product sourcing executive of a global manufacturer.
Many of the top-cited reasons why BI tools are chosen are what makes TADA stand out from its competitors. These include:
- Ease of use for end users
- Flexibility of the software
- Predefined data connection
- Large data-handling capacity
If you goals include any of these factors, or more, then your SMART goals will be relevant for implementing your TADA instance.
The final part of your goal should be bound by time. This might include a particular date by which you want to have TADA installed or when you want to produce your first report.
Because TADA helps you reduce the learning curve involved with business analytics software, you can be running pretty. Compare that with other enterprise software that, over the last four years, has taken anywhere from 14-21 months to complete. Nearly one in 10 enterprise software installations take more than a year to complete, according to the 2017 BI Survey.
With your SMART goal in place, learning business analytics with TADA is made easy. Contact us to get started today.