Shape the future of Big Data analytics in Finance
February 27, 2014 – Enterprises see exponential growth of both structured and unstructured data in all areas from customer acquisition and retention, internal and external data feeds, employee communication.
Our interactions with leading financial institutions supporting FinTech in UK demonstrated that there is no unified pattern in adopting, analyzing, accessing and understanding Big Data within financial institutions.
The survey results will provide current information on how financial institutions use structured and unstructured data, what benefits and value they are currently extracting from the data.
Financial institutions will know how to leverage structured and unstructured data and how to optimise their Front-to-Back processes by having access to powerful insights and information.
Survey participants will be provided with a full report of the summary results in advance of the public release.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY?
The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Please take the survey before March 10, 2014. All individual responses will be kept confidential – only aggregate data will be released.
Thank you in advance for your time and we look forward to sending you a free copy of the report.
Take our survey, benefit from the complete results and insights and shape the future of Big Data analytics together with Squirro.
Why early feedback is so important to make the best product
Since Squirro is still in early beta stage, there’s a lot of testing needed - and that can’t be done all by ourselves. Thus, opening the beta to a broader audience of beta testers is an important step in the development of Squirro - and of course we were excited like parents watching their children making their first steps. To help it learn walking we’re relying on feedback from beta testers and we thus reached out to you in some of our last posts asking you to share your experiences with us. We are convinced that early feedback is crucial to make Squirro the best product in the knowledge curation space. If you haven’t given feedback yet, we’d really appreciate it!
The importance of tight feedback loop has turned out to be very valuable. From the feedback we gathered we could identify a strong misperception: Squirro is being used as a search engine.
For example, one tester said: "by example: a search under ORIENTATION - brings up almost exclusively 100% issues upon ‘sexual orientation’ - when I wish to find orientation in the context of decision making - so far it hinders me rather than assists me."
Where does this expectation gap come from? We learnt that a few design elements caused people to expect a search engine-like behavior, for example the discover bar in Squirro:
But Squirro isn’t a search engine like Google, rather it’s a discovery engine about your topics of interest. In order to do that, Squirro needs to first understand the context of your topic. Then, it will create a living collection of that topic automatically.
So, it’s not just “Python” but rather “Python programming” as a starting point. Then, based on what you save/star, Squirro for instance learned that you are interested in the companies that offer Python programming training. Once this happened, you’ll never need to search again.
What are the learning experiences of that feedback for us as developers of Squirro? We need to find the right balance between simplicity of design and guidance, enabling people to use Squirro with as few instructions as possible. These insights led to a few changes in design that aim to give a better understanding of how to use Squirro. Additionally, we’re working on a comeback of the famous Memonic web clipper, a convenient way to add sources to Squirro topics. Stay tuned for the exciting things coming up!
You already know how revolutionary Squirro can be – why not share your experience by becoming a Squirro Champion?
Squirro Champions are ambassadors who show their support by spreading the news about us. By sharing your story, you help us to demonstrate its power and impact to other users and the media. By giving us a few minutes of your time, you can be a part of the Squirro revolution and help to build our community of users. We’ll even make it worth your while!
2. If you are chosen, we will schedule a 15 minute telephone interview with you.
3. You will receive an iTunes gift card for your time.
Who better to tell the Squirro story than its hundreds of happy beta users? We hope you’ll complete the survey today.
The Squirro beta has been out in the wilds for a couple of weeks now, and the response to the early release has been great.
At this point in the beta, we are wondering how far along users have come in creating and sharing their collections with friends and colleagues. Are you using it for personal use? Business? School? Are you using the SAP or Salesforce plug-ins? Has Squirro changed the way you gather and consume information online?
We have a user survey that will help you share your experiences with us – please take the time to complete it, because your feedback will be instrumental in Squirro’s successful launch.