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Demystifying and unlocking the potential of data

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Loft works with businesses to help them formulate and execute their data strategy, as well as manage and gain insights from their data.

Data is often one of the most valuable assets a business has, but it is also often overlooked. While software can be continually revised and replaced, you can’t easily go back and re-collect or rebuild your data, so forethought in building valuable data assets is essential. A robust data strategy can transform your business.

From startups to global brands, Loft helps businesses of all sizes understand and realise the potential of their data.

You can read more about our Founder’s thoughts on data here.

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Step-by-step guide for formulating a data strategy

Based on our experience helping many businesses with their data, we’ve put together the following step-by-step guide to help you start to form a data strategy. We’ll be exploring this in more detail as part of a series of articles on data which will be posted over the coming weeks.



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Use the Loft Data Canvas

Use the Loft Data Canvas to map out your data strategy in a structured way

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Diagram it

Diagram the key entities, what data moves between them, and how

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Prioritise

Identify the immediate priorities, both long and short term, based on your business goals

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Connect your data points

List out the entities and data points you need, and how they connect (this can act as a starting point for a data specification)

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Design the data structure

Think about how your data should be structured to ensure it serves the needs of your business

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Action

Set out an action plan to build it

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