Datawatch Corporation
Apr 3, 2018

TDWI Survey Finds Lack of Trust in Analytical Outcomes Hampers Data-driven Enterprises' Agility

Report uncovers prevalence of data access, quality and governance issues; recommends adoption of data intelligence strategy for increased collaboration and stewardship 

BEDFORD, Mass., April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) today announced the results of a new research report from TDWI that finds company executives do not trust their internal data and analytical processes for effective business operations.

According to the Datawatch-commissioned survey, "Reducing Inefficiency and Increasing the Value of Analytics and Business Intelligence," only 11 percent of respondents said that they were very satisfied with their companies' investments in data and analytics projects to meet strategic goals for enabling data-driven decision-making or actionable customer intelligence.

"Data is the lifeblood for critical business activities including risk evaluation, customer engagement, business performance management, regulatory requirements and more. When business users cannot access governed data, share it and collaborate on analytical outcomes, they are left feeling frustrated and ineffective," said David Stodder, senior director of TDWI Research for business intelligence (BI). "Business users need to move beyond spreadsheets and inefficient data preparation practices to a team-based intelligent analytical approach that enables smarter data stewardship."

The survey of 263 business and IT executives exposes the data management and governance shortcomings of many organizations and the reverberating business impact of poor data quality, lack of confidence and the scarcity of collaborative frameworks. Key findings from the survey include:

"While many organizations talk about how they want to leverage data for operational processes, business insights and competitive purposes, the reality is many executives are leery of using analytical outcomes when they cannot be confident of where the data came from and how it was analyzed," said Ken Tacelli, chief operating officer, Datawatch. "This disconnect has a profound impact on a business' bottom line. A data intelligence framework can help organizations avoid these pitfalls and allows for team collaboration and data sharing in a trusted, governed environment."

While organizations can collect data easily, it is the application of this data to a defined business strategy that is harder to implement, according to the research. A complete data intelligence strategy enables business users to master data access and governance while improving team collaboration which is essential for achieving value from data and analytic projects and enabling trust in the analytical outcomes. With only 16 percent of respondents stating that business users and analysts rate or comment on analytical outputs, data intelligent frameworks with stewardship and collaboration will be the competitive differentiator that improves efficiency, integrity and time to insight.

Conducted in February 2018, TDWI requested that analytics, BI and data professionals through their website, publications and direct email invitation provide information related to data access strategies, master data management, governance and stewardship. The survey collected responses from 263 business and IT executives and managers from enterprises of all sizes and varied industries. For more information about the survey and detailed findings, visit:

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