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Simply Magical Data
Co-founders Shane and Nigel had a vision of working with people they respect, who can work from anywhere in the world (we think of it as working from any beach), who get paid well for their expertise and experience, to support the lifestyle they want.
As data experts they naturally decided that the thing they wanted to build would be in the data domain, and so they founded AgileData.
At AgileData our mission is to reduce the complexity of managing data, in a simply magical way.
Our “as a Service” solution makes that possible by delivering an on-demand data SaaS App, powered by a end-to-end data platform , combined with an agile way of working, backed by a simple t-shirt pricing model, that is designed for Business & Data Analysts not Data Engineers or Developers.
The problem we saw
Most data solutions require a plethora of technical people to create and manage it, from architects, ETL developers, data modellers, database and infrastructure administrators. It requires a plethora of software to be purchased, implemented, integrated and managed, including servers, databases, ETL tools, testing tools and data catalogs.
Often these solutions will cost millions, take years to deliver and are recognised as having a high rate of failure.
How we solve it
We created a new “as a Service” data solution based on four key principles:
Designed for Business
We empower analysts not technical developers. By allowing them to use natural language not code, we put the power back in the business owners hands.
As a Service
We provide everything needed for a data platform, removing the need to buy or use third party solutions.
AgileData will scale from the smallest organisation to the largest, in both performance and pricing.
Analytic augmentation underpins everything, it aims to remove the need for manual effort wherever possible.
We were founded in the beginning of 2019 and leveraging our agile mindset and experience we are delivering new features in small focused iterations, so we can constantly gather feedback and improve.
We have a go-to-market plan to constantly deliver value, prove the value we are delivering and grow over a multi-year journey based on the following steps:
1990 – 2018: The age of disillusionment
AgileData Co-Founders, Shane and Nigel, worked on a myriad of data projects using a raft of technologies, tools and solutions and came to the conclusion that delivering data was a process fraught with complexity, friction and failure and there must be a better way.
2019: Minimal Usable Platorm (MUP) – We finessed our platform
We founded AgileData and developed a minimal set of core capabilities that allowed us to start delivering value to organisations and start gathering feedback. We on-boarded our first customer and successfully proved AgileData could deliver data to them at a click of a button.
2020: Data as a Service (DaaS) – We deliver our data magic
We deliver data for organisations, using the AgileData platform and our AgileData Ways of Working to streamline our effort. Our aim is to prove we can deliver any data at a click of a button and present it in the way our customers need it, without incurring the cost of a bespoke delivery every time.
2023: Platform as a Service (PaaS) – We teach our Craft
We teach data magicians to craft data the way we do. We will have developed the initial browser based application and engaged with selected individuals or organisations under a Platform as a Service model. The goal is to prove we can help other people to deliver the way we do, to build a network of like minded people (Data Magicians) to deliver data to their customers.
2024: Software as a Service (SaaS) – We empower a global Data Magician network
Data savy analysts deliver to their customers by following our magical data tricks. We will have provided a full Software as a Service solution, where any person can signup and start using AgileData on demand, without the need for extensive training or support.
2025 ….. Inspect, Adapt and Improve
AgileData is a global company with 100 employees working remotely from around the world, a network of 1,000 successful data magicians and 10,000 customers who have their data collected, combined and presented to them at a click of a button. The AgileData product and Ways of working are being constantly enhanced based on feedback from these employees, magicians and customers to ensure its is always delivering Simply Magical Data.
We know data can support better decisions in any industry and in any use case, which means AgileData can support many industries and many use cases. Our founders have experience in delivering data platforms in multiple industries including Insurance, Energy, Banking and Government. They also have experience delivering data across a plethora of use cases from board reporting, single views of customers and products to analytical engines.
As organisations who use the AgileData solution grows, so will our case studies of industries and use cases we support.
Common problems our Magic Tricks can solve
Automate repeating data tasks to free up your analysts.
Get a repeatable answer to your most important business questions.
Replace your legacy EDW with a SaaS based modern data platform....
Utilise AgileData.io as a data solution underpinning your SaaS product, without having to develop a data platform yourself....
Get a single view of all your customers, understand how and when they engage with you....
Centralise your data into a single data repository to enable you to manage data as a true asset....
Migrate data from your legacy systems to your new system....
Provide your customers with simply magical access to their data, to enable you to help them make data driven decisions....
Helping not-for-profit and social enterprises make data driven decisions...
AgileData delivers beautiful dashboards for your Shopify data...
Store your Google Analytics data for more than 14 months, and we throw in a few gorgeous Dashboards to boot....
Get access to New Zealand Census data in a way that is so easy you will never have to access the Stats NZ website again....