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Simplify Reporting with the Power of DataSelf and Natural Language Query (NLQ)

By June 14, 2023September 5th, 2023No Comments

As a business grows, so does the amount of data it generates. This data is a valuable asset for decision making, but it can also be overwhelming and difficult to navigate.

That’s where Natural Language Query (NLQ for short) comes in.

NLQ empowers users by making it easy for them to get the information they need from their ERP or CRM using plain English. Instead of using a report writing tool to navigate cryptic database tables and fields, users have a simple conversation with the data using NLQ. DataSelf includes this powerful technology so your team can get the answers they need quickly and easily.

It’s just like Google but It’s for Reporting on Your Data

With NLQ, users can get answers to questions like “What were sales for the year 2022, totaled by salesperson?” NLQ uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to understand the stated request, and in turn, to generate the desired report from the underlying data.

In many ways, NLQ is similar to using Google Search. Users specify the data they wish to report on, add their “grouping” and “selection criteria,” then view the results. The key to successfully using NLQ is to phrase requests in a logical format, just like a Google search.

For example, to answer our previous example question “What were sales for the year 2022, totaled by salesperson?” a user could enter the following natural language query:

Sales by Salesperson in 2022

And DataSelf would produce a report similar to the following:

Users can then format the report to display the data as a line chart, table, or other format that meets their specific needs. They can also drill into the report information to identify trends or to better understand the underlying data.

How NLQ and DataSelf Simplifies Reporting

Analytics solutions often include a library of preconfigured reports (DataSelf includes over 8,000 such reports), but it’s entirely possible one of these reports isn’t quite what a user needs. With NLQ, users can easily create custom reports without the need to navigate complex database tables and fields.

NLQ is a valuable tool for businesses that want to make more informed data-driven decisions. With a solution like DataSelf, users can use NLQ to easily get the data required to dig deeper, and to gain the insight needed to make those informed decisions.

For Most Ad-hoc Report Requests, NLQ is the Answer

It’s important to note that NLQ isn’t a complete replacement for your reporting needs. There are times when a report needed to answer a question is too complex for the AI to produce.

In these cases, DataSelf provides a drag-and-drop Report Designer to simplify the report design as much as possible.

Regardless, with NLQ, users have a powerful tool that will streamline many reporting needs, and help your business make informed, data-driven decisions.

Drive your Business with Insights from DataSelf

DataSelf and NLQ can take your business to the next level with real-time actionable information. Check out DataSelf today and discover how your business can use NLQ to get the information needed to make faster, more confident decisions.

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