I am very pleased to announce that we will be kicking off the New Year by launching Brijj. For those unaware, Brijj is our Cloud-based SaaS workflow management platform designed for data, analytics and insight teams.

Last year, a Price Waterhouse Cooper survey of 300 business leaders gleaned that over 86% of businesses were focused on generating value from their data. From our own research, we’ve found that many stakeholders find data challenging to interpret and, as a result, they struggle to produce actionable insights that can inform business decisions. If this sounds familiar, then Brijj has been built with you and your business in mind.

With Brijj, you can deliver work and projects faster, to a higher standard, and promote a positive data culture in your organisation. Using our platform, you can save £4,000 per year in efficiencies and free up your insight team’s valuable time.

Let’s explore the key features of Brijj and how you can use it to drive your bottom line. Below, I’ll use the term ‘creator’ for individuals in the data team and ‘consumer’ for those making the requests.

Submitting a data request

The ‘Request Submission Portal’ is the start of data and insight journeys for all consumers. Our ‘Guided Best Practice Forms’ enable even non-technical users to quickly and effectively make requests, ensuring key information and context is provided for the data creators. Having one centralised, easy-to-use portal streamlines the process of making data requests and encourages users to make requests more frequently, thus ensuring that more business decisions are data-driven.

The ‘Creator Skills Profiles’ record the strengths of creators, enabling leaders to understand the skillsets of teams to distribute work effectively. This is particularly useful for offshore and remotely managed teams where less is known of an individuals’ skills.


Proposing a data solution

Following a request for data and insight, consumers and creators will have an opportunity to discuss requirements to agree on a scope. Using the ‘Granular Requirements Logging’ functionality, creators will log the agreed requirements in detail, reducing the likelihood of inaccurate work and scope creep.

The upcoming ‘Automatic Work Distribution’ feature, will then automatically assign requests to the creator with the right skills and experience to handle the work. This means consumers won’t have to worry about sending their request to the right person and the output provided will be of a higher quality.


Building and refining the data model

Using in-platform chat, creators and consumers can discuss individual requests, requirements, deliverables and outcomes to ensure that everyone is fully informed and drive the work forward.

The ‘Centralised Insight Store’ is a catalogue of all past and existing requests, questions and models. With the upcoming search feature, a consumer may not even need to ask for help. It also allows data teams to learn from previous work, leading to time efficiencies. Business leaders can also use this as a central resource to easily prove a teams’ worth.

In 2021, we will be releasing an integration with major project management tools such as JIRA, enabling you to seamlessly move work across these platforms. Additionally, our forthcoming ‘Dedicated Creator Workflows’ feature will mean that creators can manage the entire end-to-end process within Brijj, saving considerable time.


Delivering insights

‘Outcome based analytics’ is the gold standard of data and insight function, and a data-led culture needs systems in place to enable this. Our ‘Centralised Insight Store’ has been designed with this in mind. When accessing the deliverable, consumers will also have access to all information associated with the original request, with a quick search. This eliminates the need for a maze of complicated systems folders.


Recording actions and outcomes

When actions are taken, as informed by data insight, they can be recorded within the centralised database. This serves as a permanent, growing record of all requests, deliverables and the outcomes of each action taken. By centralising this information, it’ll be easier than ever to prove the value of the investments in your systems, processes and teams.

For example, if a decision was made to invest in your tech team to build more in-house solutions, you’ll be able to easily pull the whole data narrative and report on why this was done and who requested the data.

All consumers are automatically engaged to provide feedback on the quality of the work they have received. This promotes a positive data culture where creators get constructive, detailed feedback in order to continually strive to improve their work.


Tracking performance with a dedicated analytics dashboard

Using the ‘Analytics on Analytics’ dashboard, you’ll be able to provide data on performance to track the quantity, quality and utility of all insight work. This at-a-glance view is a quick and effective way for you to quantify the ROI for your team and how much they’ve improved over time with actions linked to tangible outcomes.

Are you looking to find a way to make your data work harder for your business? Perhaps you’re looking to support collaborative efforts with your data team? With our Early Adopters Programme, you could get early access to the Brijj platform. In exchange for your ongoing feedback, we’ll offer you:

● Free usage of the system for 3 months
● A discount on your organization’s subscription fee for a further 9 months
● Priority support
● The opportunity to shape Brijj to suit your needs.