We have discussed how building a solid data foundation can drive efficiency, reduce risk, and help you control cost. You don’t have to start over, but if you can assess the data you have available today and leverage the right data to gain the insights you need for your teams, you can provide more value to the overall business.
While we have discussed what data can enable, we have not discussed how to architect and integrate this within your teams. Knowing what data you want is only half the battle. A data pipeline from your systems is necessary. Ingestion and transformation of the data needs to happen so that it can be indexed and made searchable. Perhaps your company has been working through a digital transformation. If so, you’ll need to ensure you can connect to a larger data lake where data from many other sources such as ERP systems, RMA tracking, CRM systems, and so on, are also stored. Business analytics teams can then use all the data generated to gain business insights that can drive change across the organization.
You don't have to do this alone. At NI, we have worked with multiple test teams through the assessment, architecture design, and implementation as our customers have built these capabilities using SystemLink™ Software for systems and data management. Let’s have an initial discussion on where you are on your journey, and what you are trying to drive so we can rightsize and provide an overview of what you need to get started.