FAQ

What can Plena Data help me with?

  • Get reports, metrics, and insights that are currently not being generated
  • Convert your existing, manual reports into automated reports
  • Set up an auto-refresh data warehouse to centralize your data
  • Significantly reduce spend on analytics
  • Automate your sales reports, commission reports, accounting reports, financial reports, and payroll
  • Enhance your IT resources with our seasoned Data Engineers
  • Audit your data

Does Plena Data deliver a custom solution?

Yes, we work with your team to develop a custom solution that will best serve your reporting and automation needs. We have a collections of pre-built processes and tools in our platform which can be leveraged to deploy a custom solution, thereby, reducing cost.

How will Plena Data save me time?

Professionals spend 80% of their time compiling, preparing and sharing data. Often times raw data is downloaded from software systems and then formatted in Excel for analysis, this process gets increasingly time consuming when multiple data sources are being used. Plena Data will take take that entire process and do it within seconds, such that the only time you spend with your data is viewing it to make actionable and accurate decisions.

What is Data Automation?

Data Automation is the process of automating data related processes like Data Entry, Data Transfer, Spreadsheets, Report Building, Data Auditing, and Data Warehousing.

Why do I need Data Automation?

You probably spend lots of resources getting the right data to the right people in the right format. Your data processes are probably manual, broken or incomplete. Automating data processes will streamline the flow of data within your company – freeing up time and also making your data more reliable.

Can Plena Data work with my existing Business Intelligence tools?

Yes, we integrate with any visualization tool of your choice. We have a team of experts who can help you with dashboards in Tableau, Power BI, etc.

Will Plena Data work with my IT Team?

Of Course. Plena Data will support your team to systematically setup and streamline data processes in your company. We also work closely with your managers to get your financial, sales and marketing data in sync.

How can I share my data using Plena Data?

Business data is usually housed across multiple software applications, databases  and in Spreadsheets that are constantly getting updated. This leads to multiple versions of data sent back and forth among team members and countless hours are spent verifying, updating and cleaning spreadsheets and data sets. Plena Data can make your team significantly more productive by centralizing all your data (including spreadsheets) in one place and providing a user friendly platform to share, massage, and manipulate you data.

Can Plena Data automate my reports?

Yes, absolutely! Plena Data can automate the build of any report. Our platform can (1) extract raw data from any source (2) process and aggregate it into one place and (3) generate reports/dashboards, customized to your needs.

How can Plena Data help me with my spreadsheets?

Plena Data would simplify the following spreadsheet tasks by turning them into computer code: data entry, data cleaning, filters and formulas, copy & paste data from an external source, lookups, macros, pivot tables etc. Your spreadsheet tasks will be completed and made available for analysis and download on the Plena Data Platform. You can schedule these spreadsheet tasks to be done automatically every day, every hour, or every minute.

If my systems are not integrated can I still use Plena Data?

If your systems do not talk to each other, our solution is perfect for you.

What if my company does most things on Excel and Google Sheets? 

Something tells me there is room for increased efficiency in your company and that we will get along famously! We encourage our clients to limit spreadsheet use as they are time-consuming, static and cumbersome. Our platform offers robust mechanisms to transform static spreadsheets into live and reliable data sources.

Does Plena Data replace my current staff?

Not necessarily. Oftentimes your staff is caught up doing repeatable, time-consuming tasks that can be automated. Let Plena Data automate many of your back-office tasks so that your team can be free to do productive work.

How many hours per week is this going to save me?

Plena Data could save you 15 hours per week. Quit frustrating yourself with Excel spreadsheets!

How is Plena Data different than other Business Intelligence tools?

Typical BI tools fall sort in the following areas: (1) they depend entirely on APIs to pull data, limiting what data they can pull from a particular system (2) they do not join/blend the data from two or more systems, making aggregation in such cases impossible (3) they do not allow customization of the schema (structure of tables) which limits the type of reports you can generate (4) they do not connect to all sources, and they certainly are of no help if you have data in spreadsheets or homegrown software systems (5) there is a steep learning curve to master the tool.

What is a Plena Data monthly subscription?

You pay us money and we add an enormous amount of clarity and transparency to the day to day operations of your company. Hakuna Matata!

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