Sigma Computing Makes Self-service Business Intelligence a Reality for Teachable, Accelerating Data-driven Decisions Across Business Teams
SAN FRANCISCO - September 1, 2020 - Sigma Computing, an innovator in cloud analytics and business intelligence (A&BI) for enterprise teams, is helping Teachable enable every employee to find the information they need to make data-driven decisions quickly. The eLearning platform’s previous A&BI tool required a proprietary coding language to answer even the most straightforward questions, leaving business teams dependent upon the data team and analysts. Since deploying Sigma, five times the number of employees, including the product and fraud detection teams, are creating their own dashboards and ad hoc requests have decreased by 70 percent. “Two main things attracted us to Sigma when we were selecting a platform: One was the ease of use for ‘non-data’ people, and the other was the operational model in which end users can add and connect to datasets on their own,” said Teachable Head of Data Peter Jaffe. “This was a huge selling point for me: Any user in the company can connect to and join any table they have access to in the data warehouse, without need for the data team to set anything up. This is the true ideal of democratized data.”
Sigma was connected to Teachable’s cloud data warehouse, Amazon Redshift, and permissions were assigned within the first two days of deployment. Teams across the organization were exploring data from the Teachable platform, web applications, and other sources together via Sigma’s spreadsheet-like interface and building their own dashboards almost immediately. Teachable has since reduced the human resources needed to fulfill BI requests from two full-time data analysts to a single employee dedicating only half of their time to supporting business teams, enabling analysts to focus their effort on projects that drive greater value for the company. “End users tell me, unprompted, that they love Sigma. I have used a variety of BI platforms at a number of companies in the past, and I have never seen user adoption like this,” added Jaffe.
Read the complete Teachable case study to learn how the company’s product managers shortened the product feedback cycle from 2-4 weeks to mere hours and how the fraud team is able to swiftly identify any attempts to exploit the eLearning platform.
“Teachable has set the standard for how companies should be leveraging the cloud to make real-time data available to the marketers, product managers, and other teams that are responsible for the decisions that drive the business each day,” said Sigma Computing CEO Mike Palmer. “Stale reports and dashboards just aren’t cutting it anymore. It’s time to empower domain experts to go beyond the dashboard, explore the underlying data, and find the insights they need when they need them - not days or weeks later. It excites me to see customers, like Teachable, leading this shift in the BI paradigm to not only expedite decision-making but improve it in a way that is only possible when everyone is able to see the full picture.”
Teachable’s mission is to enable the transformative power of knowledge and create a better world by empowering people to share their expertise with the world. The company’s all-in-one platform helps anyone turn what they know into a thriving business. More than 100,000 entrepreneurs use the platform because Teachable makes it easy to create an online course or coaching business by handling everything from web hosting to payment processing.
Sigma is the first true self-service analytics and business intelligence (A&BI) platform enabling anyone to explore data and make real-time, data-driven decisions. The cloud-native platform provides direct, live access to cloud data warehouses through an intuitive spreadsheet-like interface, improving performance, security, or modern data governance. The Sigma Spreadsheet empowers anyone to explore and analyze data, turning data exploration into the iterative process it was always meant to be and delivering insights in seconds - no manual coding required. Sigma brings data teams, analysts, and business users together in a single platform to power a community-driven approach to A&BI.
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Sigma is a cloud-native analytics platform that uses a familiar spreadsheet interface to give business users instant access to explore and get insights from their cloud data warehouse. It requires no code or special training to explore billions of rows, augment with new data, or perform “what if” analysis on all data in real-time.
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