How Do I Start My Analytics Journey?

February is always a busy time at Peak Indicators, with our attention very much dedicated towards the HRD Summit in Birmingham. Held at the ICC, this is an event that we not only attend, but one that we also sponsor.

Here, our Chairman and Chief Operating Officer Andy Ball shares his thoughts from this year’s event. 

Held over two days, the HRD Summit provides a great chance not just to inform senior HR professionals about some of the great projects we’ve worked on – but also to hear first-hand what issues and challenges they’ve encountered.

From the many conversations I was involved in, one theme that seemed to repeat itself time and time again was the question:

“How do we start our analytics journey?”

Value Based Design

As analytics professionals who’ve worked with clients of all sizes (on some pretty advanced analytics solutions), we forget that many companies are only just starting to put data at the heart of their HR and decision-making processes.

On several occasions, I found myself describing the Value Based Design (VBD) framework that we offer here at Peak Indicators as a means to answering the recurring question.

Fast, effective and repeatable, VBD is a process that we use to start any new customer engagement. It is very much focused around ensuring that we work with key business users to provide them with the analytics capabilities they need to quickly drive business value.

This business-centric approach to fleshing out the key analytics requirements for our clients – coupled with our agile development methodologies – means that each organisation we work with gets real and fast value from their analytics investment. 

You can download our whitepaper on Value Based Design to discover more. 

Cloud-Based HR Solutions 

As well as conversations around starting the analytics journey, other attendees of the HRD Summit were interested in finding out how to enhance their HR analytics capabilities when deploying cloud-based HR solutions – such as SAP’s success factors.

The joint presentation given by Andrew Elston of HSBC and Tony Heljula (Peak Indicators Technical Director) on deploying an alternative HR analytics cloud solution to that of SAP resonated with many attendees. It also highlighted that our private cloud analytics solutions are incredibly cost-effective.

So, if you’re looking to start your HR analytics journey – or if you wish to discuss cost-effective, cloud-based analytics solutions – please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Competition Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the Echo Dot at our 2018 HRD Summit Stand - Kristin Murray from Mary's Meals

The winner was selected using a random name generator.

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