Automated Data Processing
Do you need to have data cleaned, converted, processed, and transformed into a new data structure? This automated data
processing is sometimes referred to as Extraction, Transformation, Load or just "ETL" for short. Regardless of the name, this
is a specialized type of data job that is typically needed in order to have raw data converted into a format and data layout
structure that will work in some other analytical, business intelligence, or reporting application.
Look to Appian Analytics for help on a wide range of automated data processing, database manipulation, analytical processing,
data conversion, and data enrichment services. What's more, we will leverage our highly automated methodologies to get the
job done quickly and cost effectively.
Automated Data Processing Examples:
- Integrate Transaction Databases - It can be required for many analytical and reporting software to have multiple relational
databases integrated into one table. This can simplify and speed performance for reporting and business intelligence
- Restructuring Data - Create spreadsheet-like flat file from databases or take a
flat file and make a database. This
is an essential task in the data analysis and reporting process. Going in either direction depends on the application with
which you are working, the performance you need, or the reporting you have to do.
- Cleaning and Formatting - Sometimes your data needs to be cleaned up with tasks like changing codes into labels,
removing swear words from comments.
- Combine Data From Spreadsheets - A key benefit of spreadsheets is the
ability to have data stored in a very loosely
structured format. The problem however is that if you are going to take that data and move into
a structure that can be
systematically and automated analyzed, processed and reporting. In those cases, you will need an intelligent parsing type
automated routine to read the various components of your spreadsheet and build the data structure you need.
- Migrating, consolidating, and summarizing data - Sometimes you might need to take detailed data and calculate summarize to use in other analyses or
- Analytics - Perform all types calculations and statistic analysis on your data. Appian excels in this area and can
implement anything from the mundane to the most complex statistical modeling.
- Enriching Database with Public or 3d Party data - You may need to integrate data from outside your organization into
your databases. This type of data might include economic data, Census data, crime data, or any of a variety of
or 3d party private databases.
- Calendar Operations - In certain applications its important to change how the dates are stored in your data. This might
be as simple as displaying the dates in a different format, marking your data for the season, or tagging the information for
holidays or even weather events.
- Generate Automated Text - You may need to generate text based descriptions of your information
- Web Page Scrapping - also, known as web spidering, this is a way of extracting information and data from
web sites in an automatic yet intelligent way
- Text Analysis - The team at Appian Analytics has deep experience using natural language processing to create
automated textual analysis of your data such as categorization and sentiment. This is especially useful for projects using
- Reading Unstructured Data - This includes text as already listed but also certain types of non
structured data that might
be stored in "print images."
- Integrate Data Entry - There are times when you have to go back to manual data entry of some type of information. A
good example even in todays highly computerized environment has to do with translating what is seen in a picture or video into
categories of information or descriptions. Appian even has experience in this now specialized field and can leverage cost
effective resources to perform "double key" verification to ensure 99.9% accuracy.
Automated Data Processing Services or Custom Software
If you require making the same database manipulations periodically, it may be beneficial to build a special purpose
custom software application. Either way, Appian Analytics has experienced staff and industry expertise to provide
you with a superior, cost-effective solution.
Detailed Examples of Automated Data Processing:
Data Processing Services
| Data extraction from
Do you have important data locked away in print image files? Many
times company transaction systems will generate certain reports
and other management information in print image files.
print image files are intended
only for printing and not extraction and use. The challenge arises
when the information in the print image file needs to be used elsewhere.
Appian Analytics can create automated routines that will scan your
print image file(s) and create an easy to use database. Once in
a database, the information can be analyzed using a spreadsheet
or database application. What's more, we can apply a number of intelligent
processes to summarize, recode, reformat, and tabulate the data
so that it is ready to use in your analysis.
| Data extraction from
||Do you have data buried in text or some other
format that cannot be analyzed in a systematic way?
Appian Analytics can pull the important data items out of your unstructured
format and build an easy-to-use spreadsheet or database.
| Text manipulation: Parse text , change formatting,
recode data, separate data fields
Appian Analytics can apply a wide-variety of automated data processing
and reformatting options to your database to make it more useful.
Operations with text parsing, text splitting, data recoding, and
format changes can all be accomplished as an outsourced project.
A simple operational example would be to change the format of a date,
separate the components into fields, and create new information.
| Data manipulation: Copy and move data throughout
your information source
||Is your data spread out and difficult to
retrieve and analyze? Appian Analytics can create automated data processing
routines that will rearrange your data into a more logical, organized
structure so that you can easily analyze and review your data.
|Intelligent text analysis and text mining
||Do you need to extract meaning or some other
key information from text? Appian Analytics can help you analyze text
information and create a systematic database of the concepts contained
in the text. Using proprietary algorithms, Appian Analytics can gain
understanding from your text files and translate the text into data
you can analyze.
| Database creation from web pages
by Scraping or Spidering
||Do you need to create a database using information
from one or more web pages on a website? Appian Analytics can automatically
scan static or dynamic web pages and create a database with the information
you need. What's more, we can give it to you in the format that you
Stop wasting time on data and focus on your business!
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