So how does a retailer get started making use of their IoT with their new Swiss Army Knife?
The answer is a modern data analytics platform that addresses the 3 key factors:
- Data Everywhere – If IoT is pervasive through the customer experience and the supply chain then a retailer must be able to take advantage of multiple data sets because millions of sensors and devices will be raining data and it will not be raining in only one place.
- Retail is Detail – The detail matters, a data analytics platform capable of supporting a retailer's IoT needs to be able to handle not only large volumes of disparate data, but also be able to handle detailed data so no stone is left unturned (or lost in aggregate information).
- Association – If you have the data and the detail, you need to understand how your data is associated or related. If the sensors in your supply chain indicates a shipment is going to be late, aren’t you going to want to let your customer know the shipment to the store will be delayed?
offers a platform that provides the ability to pull data from multiple sources, at the details level, and its core technology associates the data providing a roadmap to discoveries for the business user at the corporate headquarters or out in the field. I invite you to take Qlik for a test drive with the Supply Chain – Inventory & Product Availability