The huge amount of data we handle today means that the market is growing faster and faster. The biggest challenge caused by this growth is to collect the right data in the right quantity, quality and timing. By overcoming the challenge of getting up-to-date and relevant data, companies can learn and adapt much faster to changing customer behaviour and prevent future disruptions to company assets.
More than 70% of companies miss out on business opportunities by not being able to obtain and analyse data in real time. As a result, companies are increasingly looking for integrated operations platforms that offer this advantage to anticipate the problem and achieve their goals.
What is data ingestion?
Data ingestion is defined as the process of absorbing data from various sources and transmitting it to a destination site where it is deposited and analyzed. Ingestion can be real-time, i.e. data that is transmitted constantly updated, or batch, i.e. data that is updated at scheduled intervals on a periodic basis.
Leading in the digital age requires real-time decision making, so it is essential to access the most accurate and up-to-date information possible, analysing it in a simple way.
Why automate data ingestion?
Because it allows companies to optimise decision-making. This is due to the numerous benefits of this process, including the 4 key competitive advantages of automating data ingestion:
1. Increased productivity
Efficiency is key to any project, and spending time on irrelevant tasks that can be done on their own is not cost-effective. Automating data ingestion will reduce human intervention in various tasks, allowing the team to be more productive in manual activities that require more attention.
2. Improved performance
The aforementioned increase in productivity will allow optimization of processes and management of resources, both human, physical and virtual tools. A greater efficiency in the relationship between productivity and available resources, together with the acceleration of processes and their consequent time savings thanks to automation, will mean a significant improvement in the company’s performance.
3. Cost reduction
The optimization of human resources thanks to automation will lead to significant savings in personnel costs, as well as in physical and virtual tools that will no longer be necessary in the digital transformation of the company, which will considerably increase its profits thanks to these savings.
4. Substantial improvement in decision-making
Thanks to the automation of data ingestion, our team will no longer have to worry about tasks that used to be manual and are now carried out by themselves. As a result, staff will be able to maintain their concentration and energy in making decisions that correspond to difficult tasks or those of great relevance to the company, making their successes noticeable and improving their results.
The key point in the evolution of a company
Having control over data is the key to determining the decisions made in the company. The automation of data ingestion will provide us with the maximum possible quantity and quality of data. Therefore, when the time comes to make decisions and take actions, we will have the necessary information, analyzed and easily synthesized for interpretation, which will lead to greater accuracy when choosing the direction and direction that the company will take.
The results of a company’s digital transformation are visible in the short term. The automation of data ingestion is capable of interpreting past data history on its own, and thus predicting future behaviour.
What do we need to improve performance and make better decisions?
- Real-time data.
- Process automation.
- Interconnection of physical devices in an operable digital environment.
- Data in the same language that can be interpreted and analysed.
- Predictive analytics (Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence).
- 360º vision of the business.
Companies that want to evolve are now, more than ever, starting their digital transformation, and the most necessary way to carry it out is the automation of production processes with real-time data ingestion.
Thanks to the vision that automation offers, all variables can be considered before any decision is made, making our actions more rigorous, accurate and secure.
Nexus Integra is an integrated operations platform that offers real-time, up-to-date data collection. Nexus Integra handles the ingestion of large amounts of data including those necessary to ensure interoperability with other corporate information systems. It then standardises, sorts and structures the data, regardless of its source, to display it to the client in a simple and understandable way.
Large companies from different sectors are already taking advantage of the benefits of having an integrated operations platform such as Nexus Integra. If you want to be one of them, contact us!