by Spencer Nguyen • March 7, 2022
Can complexity be a good thing? It can be when organizations use it to their advantage. Those are the thoughts of one data integration platform, which came up with the term ‘productive complexity.’ It means organizations like yours can generate value from the complexity of your business processes, especially when it comes to data management. However, to get value from these complex processes, you need to streamline your workflows. Here are some steps to productive complexity.
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One of the steps to productive complexity is organizing all the data that flows in and out of your organization to make it more accessible for the people that use it. Those people include data scientists, data engineers, marketing teams, and customer support agents. Data often exists in ‘silos’ within organizations, spread across disparate systems in different departments. That makes it hard to access data to complete day-to-day business operations such as analysis and improving the customer experience.
Say customer data lives in Salesforce, but social media data lives in another system. It can be tricky to compare this siloed data and generate insights. So you need to prep and structure all your data to improve business processes and make complicated workflows more productive.
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Another one of the key steps to productive complexity is combining data from different systems so you can get more value from that data. As a result, you can remove silos, improve productivity in your organization, and streamline processes. No longer will you have to use siloed systems to access the data you need to complete workflows.
One of the easiest ways to connect data is through an API, which combines two or more applications so systems can exchange data seamlessly. API integrations enable data to flow between systems and improve automation and other processes that reduce complexity.
For example, you can connect Salesforce to SQL via an API or an ERP to a cloud database. The best API integration tools cleanse data as it moves between applications, allowing you to comply with data governance frameworks like GDPR and HIPAA. You can also transform siloed data to the correct format for analytics programs.
DreamFactory’s powerful REST API lets you connect the data in your organization without any code. The platform’s REST API is secure, standardized, and reusable. Now, you can get more value from your data and improve productivity, even if you lack data engineering experience.
Another one of the steps to productive complexity is using automated analytics to generate insights about the data in your organization. When you use analytics tools, you can garner real-time intelligence about businesses processes and retrieve and share data insights whenever you like. That allows you to identify patterns and trends in data, generate data visualizations and improve decision-making and problem-solving. You can also share this data with stakeholders.
Again, you can use an API management solution to move data between applications so you can run reports, create analytics alerts, and enhance digitization.
When thinking about the steps to productive complexity, consider engaging team members in your organization. When employees become more engaged with the systems they use to complete tasks, you will optimize performance and productivity. Teams should always have access to the data sources they need to do their jobs. By connecting these data sources, employees can better communicate with each other and collaborate on projects such as a new product.
DreamFactory can help you achieve these steps to productivity with its database and network API generation and management solution. The platform organizes and prepares data by cleansing it and ensuring information complies with data governance standards. Then it combines data from disparate sources via native no-code connectors, allowing you to integrate applications without data engineering experience. After combining data from applications, you can use automated analytics to generate in-depth business insights and use those metrics to engage your team. You will then be able to make decisions more effectively, improve scalability, and generate answers to key questions in your organization.
DreamFactory can generate, install, and configure your APIs within 30 minutes of your first call with the company. No longer will you have to wait weeks or months to start a data management project. DreamFactory also offers world-class customers service and high-level security. The platform secures every endpoint behind databases with access controls, providing you with peace of mind. Start your free trial today!
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