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Market Data Cost Management Using BI

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February 4, 2019
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Using business intelligence software can be very useful when it comes to analyzing spend across an organization.  It also helps to provide transparency across departments, teams, and business COO’s.  By providing frequent and dynamic spending reporting, market data consumers and teams can get a recurring view of their costs, increases and decreases, so come year-end there are no surprises when communicating their data expenses.  

One of the main ways BI tools like Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, or Qlik can enhance your reporting and cost management processes is by allowing stakeholders to dynamically view spend across a number of data fields, data hierarchies, and visualizations.  Implementing this level of reporting on top of your inventory management system can give key stakeholders insight into their spend by vendor, users, data type (e.g. indexes, data feeds, research, etc.), and timeseries. In-turn once your end users reports have been customized and finalized, scaling this across the enterprise to other teams or users is more straightforward than created a bunch of ad-hoc excel reports.  All of your reports sync to your main dataset or database that stems from your inventory management system.    

We have found these reporting processes to be particularly useful in a number of organizations.  You’d be amazed at how much unused data consumption exist after manager’s start questioning their spend and looking at the detail of what each of their users have.  

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About S4 Market Data

S4 Market Data has over 20+ years of market data administration and vendor management experience. Based in Miami, they help financial institutions with data management, costs, and compliance. For more information, visit www.s4marketdata.com.