SOURCE: ClearStory Data

ClearStory Data

March 14, 2016 09:00 ET

ClearStory Data Announces B2B Data StoryBoards to Enable Companies to Exchange Interactive, On-Demand Insights With External Partners, Clients and Remote Business Stakeholders

ClearStory Data's B2B StoryBoards Enable Immediate, On-The-Fly Insights and Rapid-Fire Questions and Answers Between Enterprise Companies' Stakeholders and Their Distributed Network of Partners, Business Stakeholders and Customers

GRAPEVINE, TX and MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2016) - Gartner BI & Analytics Summit 2016 -- ClearStory Data, the company bringing business-oriented Data Intelligence to everyone, through fast-cycle, disparate data analysis, today announced it provides real-time visibility and immediate insights across complex, dispersed business operations and networks through ClearStory Interactive B2B StoryBoards. Dispersed networks of partners, business stakeholders, and customers -- typical for any Global 2000 company -- can now immediately see, interactively explore and iterate on fresh, new data insights from anywhere. The B2B StoryBoards eliminate the traditional cost, inefficiencies and static delivery of reports and insights that hold back business decisions across a company's ecosystem.

Most Global 2000 companies deliver information to their partners, external clients and remote business stakeholders through static reports, rigid dashboards and PowerPoints that result in stale information and a one-way, inefficient delivery of critical information. ClearStory Data changes that inside the corporate enterprise and across a company's ecosystem of external partners, clients, field agents and remote business stakeholders via B2B StoryBoards that deliver the latest data immediately. They are interactive and are always up-to-date. The business result is partners and external stakeholders can operate at faster speeds and be armed with consistent, data-driven answers at all times.

With B2B StoryBoards, the traditional costs associated with manual creation of reports delivered externally is entirely removed, creating a fast, constant and enriched pipeline of information across the company's ecosystem. This enables the broader ecosystem to perform and act faster. Business-ready insights, iterations and on-the-fly data augmentation can flow in both directions powered by ClearStory's Apache Spark-based enhancements. The B2B StoryBoards include built-in smarts on data governance, decision-context, and are customizable based on roles across the entire internal and external user ecosystem.

Macro trends such as the on-demand economy and the continued growth of e-commerce, supply chain and customer support complexity are driven by two-way data feeds and insights. Intense competitive pressures, the need to deliver information to clients and partners faster, and a new ability to arm field agents and remote employees with critical daily information to boost business performance is driving an accelerated demand for up-to-date, interactive information versus static reports and dashboards delivery.

"With ClearStory, we can provide hourly insights for retail partners, and ensure store managers are seeing correct orders and whether deliveries are on time using B2B StoryBoards," said Alexei Schaller, vice president of customer insights at HappyFresh, an on-demand grocery delivery service. "ClearStory helps us greatly reduce messy data wrangling and avoid silos that result in incorrect, static and delayed reporting. Now we can focus more time on improving customer service, innovating better offerings, and more quickly growing our business."

ClearStory's B2B StoryBoards capabilities include:

Granular User and Data Governance: When distributing insights outside the enterprise, ClearStory B2B StoryBoards support user governance and in-depth data governance so everyday business people can view, share and explore data details for information they're permitted to access. ClearStory maintains all meta-data and a granular audit trail of who saw what and when, which is critical for large-scale deployments.

Global StoryBoard Filters: StoryBoards are living storylines across multiple data sources. Global StoryBoard Filters let users easily refine aggregated insights based on data criteria that's most relevant to the group of users consuming the information, instead of recreating new StoryBoards for specific audiences.

Context-based Notifications: Users can be notified as a StoryBoard insight is iterated on, or when annotations or observations are shared. Notification recipients can navigate to the exact point of insight, even if the data is updated. As a result, stakeholders in dispersed business networks who are iterating, observing and collaborating on data and insights using StoryBoards have access to trusted, high-integrity information that drives consistent decisions.

Observation Forking for Subgroups: With appropriate permission settings, users can "fork an insight" to create a new path of StoryBoard insights that they can watch, share or collaborate on within different subgroups. They can also return to the main StoryBoard storyline to augment their findings and results with the actual, visual insight appearing in context.

"The previous, cumbersome round-trip from IT to the business to the external viewer is no longer sustainable with today's speed of business. Uncoordinated planning, siloed operations, and inefficient communications and reporting often get in the way of overall execution," says Ali Tore, chief product officer of ClearStory Data. "ClearStory addresses this challenge head on. Global 2000 enterprises have a big opportunity to boost sales and profits by gaining real-time insights and arming their entire ecosystem of partners, clients and field workers receive up-to-date information fast so they can immediately act on it to benefit the business."

ClearStory's Interactive B2B StoryBoards speed the dissemination of information across a company's ecosystem and boost performance by keeping everyone up to date on the latest data, context and decisions. They provide custom views to these data-driven insights based on approved roles and access to information, and save significant time previously spent on static reporting and needless data wrangling.

About ClearStory Data
ClearStory Data is bringing Data Intelligence to everyone to accelerate the way business leaders get answers from more data, on a faster cycle, across any number of disparate data sources. ClearStory Data's solution simplifies data access to internal and external sources, automates data harmonization via Intelligent Data Harmonization™ across disparate data, enables fast, collaborative exploration, and reduces business wait time for insights via Interactive, Collaborative StoryBoards™. ClearStory Data lets business users be more self-reliant in reaching richer, faster insights. Its end-to-end solution includes an integrated Spark-based data processing platform and an incredibly simple user application model for business consumption of insights. The company is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA and backed by Andreessen Horowitz, DAG Ventures, Google Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB).

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