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Harness the power of Google Sheets with Dataddo

By Jan Indra

Integrating table data with your existing systems has never been easier!

Few products offered within the Google Suite portfolio have been used in so many various ways and for so many different purposes as Google Sheets. Taking the original concept developed over decades by Microsoft with Excel (and adapted by open-source developers with OpenOffice Calc), Google successfuly moved the world of spreadsheets, conditional formatting, filtering and analysis into the cloud.

Providing its users with the possibility of having multiple users work on one sheet, having any sheet constantly updated or being able to access and edit your data from any device, Google Sheets yields very high returns in terms of flexibility. The company itself puts stress on various add-ons and the ability to obtain instant statistics and basic graphs.

That being said, preparing your data so it can be extensively analyzed is a difficult task on its own . Being able to identify the intrinsic value of your data is quite another.

Despite the great functionalities Google Sheets has to offer, a company aiming to have robust and coherent analytic capabilities will likely need to utilize a collection of other third-party software products. Whether we are talking about Tableau or PowerBI for visualisation, Salesforce or SAP for customer relationship management (CRM), or any other piece of software, chances are your company will have a hard time adjusting the underlying data in Google Sheets for any of the tools that could utilize them.

That’s because different tools more often than not require different logic of how data is structured, forcing companies to invest significant resources into customized, tailored solutions for their data architecture and data management.

To provide you with an analogy – rather than spending money on buying a car that will get you from destination A to destination B in the most efficient way, each company has its own, slightly specific car, with various parts, levers and compartments that might look nice but prove not that useful once you start fully using them. And what’s worse – as the technology around you develops, sooner or later there will come a time when your car is simply not capable of switching an engine or tires, but needs to be replaced as a whole.

And you can wave all that money thrown into constructing your precious car goodbye.

That being said, this line of narrative also expects that your company has enough qualified and knowledgeable drivers (i.e. data scientists) who know the car perfectly, are able to drive it smoothly and avoid any potential crashes or pitfalls. Finding those drivers is hard, losing any of them even harder. And despite some recurring headlines, it does not seem that the data science jobs market is gonna become saturated anytime soon (at the time of writing this article, LinkedIn listed more than 162 K jobs related to data science worldwide).

It feels natural then that rather than subjugating your company data architecture and existing processes to the data source, your data should be allowed to seamlessly flow from one platform to the other, ensuring as little time-consuming tinkering and irreversible adjusting as possible.

Such integration has never been easier than with our dedicated Dataddo Google Sheets connector. The connector can integrate your data stored within Google Sheets with all the major visualisation and dashboarding tools.

Furthermore, Dataddo provides REST API for low-level implementation of your data with various other apps, leaving your creativity to wander in terms of what other tool (now or in the future) you might wanna use to harness the power of your Google Sheets.

And the best thing?

Dataddo is deeply committed to a no-code philosophy. So even if your data team is small, inexperienced or simply non-existent, we are confident that even less technically-oriented staff will be quickly able to learn how to use Dataddo, thus reducing your need for a large number of hard-to-get and harder-to-train data personnel.

Frictionless reporting is the name of the game. Dataddo is proud to be one of its key players.

Tags: Data Strategy

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