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Business Data Analytics — Why Enterprises Need It

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The stories we hear as children have a way of mirroring the realities of everyday existence, unlike many things we experience as adults. An old folk tale from India is one of those stories.

It goes something like this: A group of blind men goes to an elephant to find out its disposition. The first blind man touches the trunk and concludes the elephant is like a python.

The second blind man grabs its tail and figures the elephant is nothing but a small snake. The third blind man feels its ears and finds his friend’s perspective faculties lacking.

The elephant was a most curious creature, flat as a carpet, with the features of a fan! How could they miss it?!

In their surmises, each blind man was correct (sort of), but when you consider what the elephant looks like, none of them got it right.

The same is the case with data. Unless we analyze it the way we should, no matter how much data is available, it does not matter. We can squawk all day, saying the elephant looks like a tree, it’d still be a false statement. Bad data. Unusable. 

Data is the new oil

If you know where to look, there is a ton of information out there on the web. In the form of texts, videos, images, etc., this valuable resource is there for anybody’s taking.

Depending on the industry you are in, your preferences might take you on different tangents, but the essence remains the same, which is the ubiquitous availability of data.

If you are in the eCommerce & retail industry you can scrape millions of records of your competitors and gain valuable insights to gain an edge in the market.

You could find out about their standing in a particular sector or how well they are faring with regards to a specific product.

In today’s day and age, data, not oil, has become the principal driving force of the economy, but just like oil, raw data has almost no usage. Only when it is extracted and processed does it ooze with quality.

Add to that a peculiar feature of Big data, just like the Universe, it too is ever-expanding, and you are left with no choice but to make data-driven decisions the credo of your business! 

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The cornerstone of data analytics — web scraping (aka data extraction)

If data is oil, think Grepsr as its finest refinery. In a world teeming with illegible data, we try and fix its adulteration.

Even though many countries in the world have plentiful oil, only some have harvested enough capital from it to be called a developed nation. One must understand that not every website will be so easy to scrape.

Our engineers come across these bottlenecks all the time. Data points may be unevenly distributed in different records all over the website which needs not just top-notch coding skills but also a dash of creativity to get around it. 

Our sophisticated crawlers go through extensive websites from different industries, including but not limited to retail & eCommerce, housing and real estate, travel, and hospitality, etc., to get actionable business analytics data daily. 

Why you need business data analytics

The world looks poised to be increasingly driven by data in the times to come.

Companies can leverage data analytics to figure out how their products are performing among the people and zero in on areas that need attention.

Here are a few reasons to make data analytics an integral part of your plan of action: 

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The combination of skilled data analysts, the right software, and infrastructure will help you put a name to the zeitgeist of the times.

No longer will you need to rely on guesswork to find out why one product or service is performing better than the others.

2. Understand your customers’ desires 

By making efficient use of business analytics, enterprises can discover what their customers are looking for and develop their products accordingly.

3.  Drive productivity and growth

Data analytics helps businesses point out which processes are working and which are not.

This way, they can optimize systems that have potential while weeding out the ones that deliver no profits.

4. Make business strategies that work

As mentioned earlier, data analytics helps you derive precise answers to questions, such as ‘What is plaguing my business?’

With a clear roadmap and your work cut out for you, the strategy that comes after usually has a 100% chance of succeeding.

5. Make the world a better place

Even in humanitarian sectors, far removed from the cut-throat corporate world, data analytics can be a force for good.

Inputs from watches and other wearable devices can provide health workers with invaluable data that can help predict patterns in disease and mutation. 

Data visualization — a potent tool for data analytics 

Once you’ve figured out what specific parts of an elephant look like, it’s time to get a better picture of the situation by drawing a holistic portrait.

That’s what the analysts at Grepsr do. They are incredible statisticians, and adept coders, but what separates them from the rest is their ability to tell the story the data at hand is trying to tell.

If you listen carefully, the data will speak to you. 

One of the best ways to perform data analytics is by visualizing it. In layman’s terms, data visualization is the process of representing hard facts (which usually involve numbers) graphically.

This way, key insights will not escape the decision maker’s eyes to everyone’s delight. 

You can learn more about data visualization here.  

Check out a use-case of data visualization for data analytics here.

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Five Primary Characteristics of High-Quality Data

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Data scraping is the technological process of extracting available web data in a structured format. More businesses globally are realizing the usefulness and potential of big data, and migrating towards data-driven decision-making. As a result, there’s been a huge rise in demand in recent years for tools and services offering data for businesses via Data […]

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Common Challenges During Amazon Data Collection

Over the last twenty years, Amazon has established itself as the world’s largest ecommerce platform having started out as a humble online bookstore. With its presence and influence increasing in more countries, there’s huge demands for its inventory data from various industry verticals. Almost all of the time, this data is acquired via web scraping […]

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Preview the New Look Grepsr App

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Introducing Grepsr’s Data Quality Report

Quality assured data to help you make the best business decisions

Report History/Activity on the Grepsr App

A walk-through detailing your report history and how to access (and download) your report’s data from historic crawl runs

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Automate Future Crawls Using Scheduler

Configure and enable schedules to automate future crawls

Data Delivery via Email

Have your Grepsr files automatically delivered by email

Data Delivery via Dropbox

Have your Grepsr files synced automatically to your Dropbox

Data Delivery via FTP

Have your Grepsr files synced automatically to your FTP/SFTP server

Data Delivery via Webhooks

Get notified as soon as your Grepsr data is ready

Data Delivery via Google Drive

Have your Grepsr files synced automatically to your Google Drive

Data Delivery via Amazon S3

Have your Grepsr files synced automatically to your Amazon S3 bucket

Data Delivery via Box

Have your Grepsr files synced automatically to your Box account

Data Delivery via File Feed

Under File Feed, there are two URLs — marked ‘Latest’ and ‘All’. Here’s a brief demo:

Customized Data Extraction via Grepsr Concierge

Although Grepsr for Chrome is a powerful tool in itself, it sometimes lacks the capability to extract data from some websites that are poorly structured, where data fields are hidden, and so on. Here we give you a simple demonstration on how you can get data from these complex websites via our custom platform — Grepsr Concierge. […]

Common Issues and Tips to Get the Best out of Grepsr

We know how annoying it is when you’ve spent time setting up Grepsr for Chrome to collect your data fields, and then you get back partial or no data at all.

A New Look to the Grepsr App

If you’re a regular Grepsr app user, you may have noticed a slightly modified navigation bar with some new icons at the top of the Grepsr data extraction platform. Previously, all projects would be listed in one place. Now, to make things simpler and more streamlined, we’ve separated the app into two parts based on […]

Grepsr — the Numbers That Matter

Our stats since the start of 2018

Feeds & Endpoint API for Your Data in Grepsr

In our last post, we showed you how to automate your data delivery process in the Grepsr app. This time let’s have a quick look at data feeds and endpoints[*]. Your scraped data’s Endpoint API is the final stop it makes in its journey— starting from the host website, then to your Grepsr account via our crawler, and […]

Automate Your Data Delivery on the Grepsr App

I’m sure you’ve already got the hang of Grepsr for Chrome by now. If you’re like some of our users who are inquiring about data delivery on the app, then this blog is for you! Once you’ve set up your project and the app starts to extract your data, depending on the volume of data requested, it might […]

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Track Changes in Your CSV Data Using Python and Pandas

So you’ve set up your online shop with your vendors’ data obtained via Grepsr’s extension, and you’re receiving their inventory listings as a CSV file regularly. Now you need to periodically monitor the data for changes on the vendors’ side — new additions, removals, price changes, etc. While your website automatically updates all this information when you […]

Kick-Start Your E-commerce Venture with Grepsr

400+ million entrepreneurs worldwide are attempting to start 300+ million companies, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Approximately a hundred million new businesses start every year around the world, while a similar number also fold. What sets successful firms apart are the innovations and resources they utilize that help them stay healthy and relevant. Grepsr […]

How to Use Grepsr Browser Tool to Scrape the Web for Free

A beginner’s guide to your favorite DIY web scraping tool Just over a year ago, we introduced the all new Grepsr along with a beta launch of Chrome extension to fill the gap that Kimono Labs, a widely popular scraping tool, left since it’s closure. Now after a year of iteration on both the UI and UX along with shipping […]

Our Kimono Labs Replacement (Grepsr for Chrome) Levels Up

We’ve recently made a number of improvements to make Grepsr for Chrome that little bit easier, and more handy to use. We’ve also received tons of feature requests (keep ’em coming!), so we thought we’d share couple of our favorites that have most recently made it into Grepsr for Chrome. Infinite Scrolling and Enhanced Pagination Support From […]

Importance of Web Scraping in the Age of Big Data

Big Data has become an internet buzz lately. Not a day goes by without a mention of Big Data in many articles published by media or tech companies around the world.

FIVE Essential Questions for Assessing your Big Data Deployment Readiness

Big Data isn’t just a big buzzword. Nor is it merely a business ritual. Ask yourself these 5 essential questions to know if you business is ready for data-driven transformation in the Big Data era

Data Extraction for BI: Picking the Right Services is Crucial

Finding the appropriate data warehousing and Business Intelligence (BI) platforms that can understand and address your business concerns, priorities, and needs is a daunting task. Specifically, the ones that can have cohesive approaches in generating and deploying your data

Seven Key Areas Where Big Data has Brought Big Transformations

As the volume, variety, and velocity of Big Data increases, so does its value and application. Today, there is a widespread use of Big Data, and the whole fabric of life has become increasingly data driven. Here is a brief review of 7 major areas which have gone through massive transformations driven by data: Business Business enterprises […]

Data Mining for Developing Business Intelligence

The growing use of digital technologies in every sphere of life has resulted in the rapid escalation of digital data. While digitization of the facilities of everyday use has given rise to datafication, the process of datafication has produced a byproduct known as big data, which is regarded as a new oil of the digital […]

How Grepsr Works: A Brief Introduction

Web crawling and data extraction services at Grepsr are simple, quick, hassle free and intuitive. We focus on providing top–quality services to our customers in the highly competitive rates. Our strong base–with cutting-edge technologies and advanced infrastructure–in Kathmandu and our maturing technical expertise in the area have helped us to compete with the top tire […]

11 Interesting Quotes about Data

These days, almost everybody—be it a casual technophile or a trailblazing technocrat—has something to say about the usefulness of data. Apparently, there is no area of human interest where you cannot achieve agility, efficiency, and better outcome by deploying data science. Business, astronomy, neuroscience and you name it. Data had never been generated with such […]

Data Analytics for Better Business Intelligence

Advanced information technology has brought a massive paradigm shift in every aspect of human life We spend more and more of our working hours on the digital screens, either generating or aggregating digital data. Internet, what would have seemed something unimaginable only a few decades ago, has become an essential part of our daily businesses. […]

Why Data Visualization Matters to Your Business

There are several reasons why we believe that visual representation of data is becoming an integral part of Big Data analytics or any other kind of data-driven analytics, for that matter

Big Data & the Power of Personalization

According to Wikipedia, Big data is a field that treats ways to analyze, systematically extract information from, or otherwise deal with data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional data-processing application software. “Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else […]

Big Data is Redefining News & Journalism

If digital data were something physical, it would have massively altered the shape of our world, probably, with new data mountains rising every hour. Whether you browse the web or flip pages of print media, you are sure to stumble upon some news about big data, all the while feeding the web with your digital […]

Location Analytics: ‘Where’ is the Knowledge of Data

Digital Technology and Rediscovery of Geography A substantial amount of data that Grepsr processes and provides to its business partners worldwide contains location-specific information. According to IDC, an American data research firm, 80% of data collected by organizations has location element, and according to ABI Research, location analytics market will rise up to $9 billion by […]

Data Mining: How Can Businesses Capitalize on Big Data?

In the recent years, data mining has become a prickly issue. The big controversies and clamors it has gathered in the political and business arenas suggest its importance in our time. No wonder, it is used as a household name in the business world. Data mining, in fact, is an inevitable consequence of all the technological innovations […]

Leverage Grepsr to Turn Data into Asset

Have you ever been overwhelmed or even inundated by a sheer amount of data you have to handle every day? Handling too much of data can be a painstaking job in the age that has seen an enormous surge in digitization, quantification, and datafication of information. Today, you have to be equipped with data no […]

Web Scraping vs API

Every system you come across today has an API already developed for their customers or it is at least in their bucket list. While APIs are great if you really need to interact with the system but if you are only looking to extract data from the website, web scraping is a much better option. […]

Web Crawling Software or Web Crawling Service

Some people ask us if we are a “service” or a “software”. We simply tell them – we are a service, with killer software that runs behind the scenes! 🙂 Also, lot of our customers ask us, why go for a Web Crawling Service over a Web Crawling Software? The answer is pretty straight forward. […]

Managed Data Extraction Service

Grepsr is what we like to call, “Managed Data Extraction Service”. Here are some of the reasons why we call it “managed”: We let you focus on your business and use the data — worrying about technical details of extraction is our job, and we will do it for you. We let you describe your […]

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