DATA KNOWS NO BOUNDS
Companies of all sizes and all industries would benefit from a comprehensive strategy to run their operations based on facts derived from an integrated understanding of the four key aspects of every viable organization:
- People: employees and customers
- Marketing: products, services, and messaging
- Finance: revenue, expenses, and cash flow
- Operations: Supply chain, production, and distribution
Semaphore Analytica can serve any company in any industry. Listed here is a sample of the industries that consume significant amounts of data and can benefit from a comprehensive data visualization strategy.
ADDRESSING CARBON EMISSIONS
Organizations of all sizes and all industries are taking responsibility for their carbon footprint. The net impact of carbon emissions depends on the organization and industry, but the facts are the same: it is expected.
Organizations can focus on:
- Utility consumption;
- Carbon emissions from your supply chain;
- Disposal and recycling programs;
- Transportation use; and more.
Semaphore Analytica will define historical performance, define success metrics, establish goals, and track ongoing performance.
Construction projects generate significant amounts of data; however, rarely is that data used to understand best practices, areas in need of improvement and overall performance. Understanding the data can help prevent delays on long lead items, ongoing quality issues based on sub-contractor performance, and reduce the amount of punch list items on the project close out. All these items generate data and companies looking to reduce waste, overruns on budget or timeline and improve safety performance look to the historical trends to predict future performance.
DENTAL AND ALLIED HEALTH PRACTICES
Medical professional practices accumulate massive amounts of data and many times that data is not analyzed and explored to understand trends, opportunities and decisions on the products and services provided. Understanding your inventory, orders, and time-on-hand all impact your bottom line.
Another missed opportunity is in understanding reimbursement rates, age of reimbursements and declined submissions from insurance companies. This data will help you manage your business in terms of which insurance companies to accept and which procedures to avoid with certain insurance companies.
Institutions of higher learning can leverage the data they amass to significantly improve the following mission critical operations:
- Applications received
- Students accepted
- Students enrolled
- Financial aid and type of financial aid
- Student retention
- Graduation rates
- Job placement
- Demographics, and much more
Certainly, institutions of higher learning capture all this data and try to make decision based on what they understand the data says, but how often is an integrated profile developed throughout the entire lifecycle of student population to truly understand how resources should be allocated to find the ideal students who are most likely to succeed at their institution.
Student demographics are only the start, Semaphore Analytica can also look at the business operations to find areas of improvement, including residential living, academic performance, funding of athletics and supply chain partners, including contracted services.
Companies in the financial services industry believe they utilize data in every imaginable way: risk management, credit worthiness, loss prevention, etc. But what many financial service companies fail to capture is the impact of operations of the company: supply chain compared to supplier diversity, marketing spend to overall effectiveness of return on investment, impact of CRA spend and sponsorships, impact of financial literacy programs, and other “good deeds” activities. Many of these activities involve millions of dollars but are often viewed as the cost of doing business and/or meeting regulatory requirements. Companies truly focused on impact understand measuring the impact of these programs is the difference between meeting the absolute minimum regulatory requirements and gaining market share with segments that need legitimate programs the most.
Insurance industries being among the top 3 revenue generators in the United States, maintaining and understanding data is always a challenge. Insurance stretches across almost all fields – Healthcare, Automobile, Travel, Life etc. Information gathered from numerous sources and are not being utilized to the fullest potential.
Understanding the insurance types, demographics, claim rates etc. can help figure what type of insurance sells best and at what price. Utilize historical data to get a perspective on the seasonal demand for insurance and boost your sales with a clear idea on what insurance is trending and by how much; which will help in understanding customers and overall revenue. Also, understand the best commission rates and strategize on the long-term revenue generation.
Track the cases that you have the highest success rate in, low work hours and high profitability. Understand the timeline for result based on the cases, track man-hour and grasp the bottleneck in the whole process. Build a robust database and understand your customers, operations and success rates!
Evolutions in processes and technologies are constant. Numerous challenges in Quality, Productivity, Cost, Labor planning is always on the cards. With the current market requiring quality and delivery to be the driving force behind profitability, labor planning and operations become very challenging. Not to mention the challenges in capturing right data, analyzing it and establishing proper control measures and techniques in strengthening business.
Semaphore Analytica will help you in capturing right data, analyzing information, implementing lean six sigma techniques, establishing right key performance indicators, developing quality control charts and building out a comprehensive production planning control. Semaphore Analytica also extends its expertise to analyzing supplier which would not only help cut the lag time but also reducing your inventory there by reducing costs, increasing profitability and boosting product sales.
NGO / NPO
Non-profit and non-government organizations deliver services to their constituencies and the most successful and economically viable organizations understand every aspect of their funding streams and how they are tied to the success of the funded programs. In many cases, non-profit and nongovernment organizations generate significant amounts of revenue through earned income. It is essential to understand the business intelligence behind those review streams, impact of overhead, value of volunteers and other key factors.
Non-profit and non-government organizations that can effectively communicate and demonstrate the detailed impact of their services also tend to be funded better through foundations, grants, and individual contributions. Data visualization is the ideal platform to manage your operation and win secure sources of funding and earned revenue.
Areas of particular interest are:
- Annual reports
- Capital campaign prospectus documents
- Board performance
- Constituency demographics
- Funding history
- Heat map of services delivered, and more!
Businesses of all sizes and industries use multiple platforms to run their operations: CRM, Accounting, Marketing, HR, Sales, inventory, etc. These dynamic and powerful systems provide tremendous insights into their siloed look of the data contained within them. Business leaders typically need to export multiple spreadsheets and consolidate them in order to get a comprehensive look at the health of their business operations.
That process is time consuming, expensive and at best only gives you a snapshot in time – the report is only as good as the day the data was downloaded. If it takes your team 3 days to compile the data and assemble the comprehensive report, the data only provides a directional perspective on the health of your business. What business leaders typically do is simply download each report and then review the data within each silo and any business intelligence that is garnered in this process is anecdotal or based on assumptions at best.
Imagine have comprehensive data analytics and visualization of your entire operation every single day. Imagine being able to cut the data in a way where you can see on a daily basis the following business intelligence:
- Detailed client breakdown
- KPIs – Key Performance Indicators
- Customer acquisition costs
- Accounts payable and accounts receivable history and current trends
- Employee performance
- Operational costs
- Customer satisfaction results
- Service performance
- Cost impact of employee benefits, including healthcare costs, bonuses and salary increase
- Cost of goods, and so much more
With Semaphore Analytica you will receive a daily workbook that breaks down every detail of your business in a dynamic and integrated look of your entire operations.
One of the largest and certainly a challenging industry. Understanding the market is complex as it involves various sectors like Residential, Commercial and Industrial real estates and each of these sectors having their own sub-categories. Build your analytics based on the property type, space, neighborhood, demographics etc. Estimate the increase or decrease in property value through historical analytics and seasonal demands. Meet your goals of selling properties and building your customer base.
We handle analytics across the board – Construction of new commercial buildings, New House buildings, Real estate agents, Seller’s agent, Buyer’s agent. Understand the intricacies in each of these domains and build your business!
SALES & MARKETING
Sales being the window between the customer and the organization plays the pivotal roles in the company’s success. Customers being the major source of revenues to the company, understanding customers becomes the most important role of the sales team. With most of the company’s selling their products across the US and inching towards the world market, analyzing and monitoring sales becomes challenging.
Semaphore Analytica will help with tracking Customer behavior, Customer churn rate, Product performances, pricing, competitor pricing, establishing metrics based on regions and personnel which would help manage commissions, instill more responsibilities in employees and act as a leading indicator to drive sales and revenue.
Marketing is how the brand value is established and draw customers through various means. The current trades being digital, online marketing is the way to
go. Websites are continuously revamped to attract customers, post offers, launch product etc. Semaphore Analytica can help with A/B testing,
understanding the promotion’s revenue, campaign’s performance etc. Make the best use of your marketing budget, eliminate costs on redundant marketing
and draw attention to more customers and generate revenue.
Current market being a globalized economy, meeting customer demands at competing prices has become the customer need. Nobody is willing to pay more and want the products delivered under the shortest duration. The best way to meet this challenging need is through maximizing the supply chain surplus value. Even with the best planning and control demands will be hard to meet. Abundant data will be available that would be not be sliced and diced to get proper understanding of the business.
Understanding the supplier performances, establishing precise product cost, building out operations and ensuring proper warehousing is areas that always boost the supply chain value. Semaphore Analytica will help you view data understand the entire supply chain as a whole, which will drive the profitability and the supply chain surplus value.
Veterinary practices accumulate massive amounts of data and many times that data is not analyzed and explored to understand trends, opportunities and decisions on the products and services provided. Understanding your inventory, orders, and time-on-hand all impact your bottom line.
Another missed opportunity is in understanding the growing influence of Pet Insurance and the financial impact it has on your cashflow model. Different Pet Insurance companies have different reimbursement rates, age of reimbursements and declined submissions. This data will help you manage your business in terms of which insurance companies to accept and which procedures to avoid with certain insurance companies.