Tips for understanding and maximizing data

Tips for understanding and maximizing data

Data is hugely important for your business’ success. It can be used to gain insights about your products and customer base so that you can continue to improve your products and services to provide a better experience that will keep customers returning to you. However, with so much business data out there, it is all too easy to become overwhelmed, with the result being that you do not use it to its full advantage. Read on for some tips for understanding and maximizing data.

Know your customer

Data enables you to learn more about your customer base and build up a clearer picture of who exactly is using your services. Collect customer data on a regular basis through questionnaires and by analyzing social media analytics so that you know exactly who your customer base is. If you are just starting out as a business, creating several customer profiles is a great way of identifying who your ideal customer is and the different ways in which you can reach them. For example, if your ideal customer is within the 25 to 35 age group, Instagram might be the most effective social media platform on which to market your business.

Ensure your data is clean

It might sound obvious, but your data cannot be maximized if it is not accurate. You might hold your data on several different spreadsheets, with new data being manually input by members of staff. However, this can all too easily run the risk of human error, with typos and other errors harming the accuracy of your data, especially across different spreadsheets. This is why it is important to clean your data and place it in a database, where it can be easily accessed and cross-referenced.

Total asset management (TAM) software

If your business has a lot of assets, such as a fleet of company vehicles or warehoused stock, they can be difficult to keep track of efficiently. Asset management software like TruQC can help in this regard as it efficiently gathers and moves data, storing it in one efficient, easy-to-use app. So, rather than searching for different pieces of documentation stored in different files, all information relating to a single asset can be easily located in one place, from user manuals, hiring histories, and maintenance reports.

Use analytics

Knowing who exactly is accessing your website and social media platforms and which of your online content is the most popular with customers is massively important data that your business can use. Online analytics, such as Google Analytics, enables you to see exactly how customers are engaging with your online content so that you can assess what type of content is the most successful and what isn’t quite working and could be tweaked to increase customer engagement. Armed with this information, you can go ahead and create online content that will directly appeal to your target customers, boosting their engagement with your brand, which will then be translated into sales and brand loyalty.

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