At Hyper Anna, we’re all about helping every business to make efficient decisions from their data, every day. We know that not everyone is comfortable wrangling dashboards. In fact, most people would prefer to ask an analyst their questions - as analysts deliver responses in plain English, and explain changes in patterns and trends. Typically, the analyst <> user relationship looks like this:

Human data analysts are highly skilled, but spend much of their time answering simple business questions or performing basic or repeatable tasks. As the volume of data, dashboards and people in business grow, there simply aren’t enough analysts to answer every ad-hoc question! 

That’s where Hyper Anna comes in. Anna is an AI powered data analyst. She’s available 24/7, and produces insights and reports automatically from “raw” data. 

Ultimately, we don’t see Anna as a replacement for BI tools, as she provides automated insights, rather than human-led insights. 

  • Automated insights - allow everyone to self-serve insights, improve data literacy and save time for human analysts to devote to more complex tasks or analysis (human-led insights). 
  • Human-led insights - required for complex reporting or analysis such as predictive modelling. 

Note: Hyper Anna can connect directly to source systems (via ODBC connectors) however best practice is that analytics solutions should sit on top of Warehousing or ETL layer. 

How does Anna help?

Anna eliminates the need for human analysts to configure visualisations. Her Search functionality uses natural language processing (NLP) enabling everyone to simply ask questions, and get a response that is easy to understand, thereby reducing the burden on human analysts to perform these tasks.

Anna empowers everyone to perform their own root cause analysis through her instant ‘What caused this?’ functionality. She guides everyone to uncover insights that they might otherwise have missed, either because it would be impossible to analyse them manually, or simply because the user didn’t know to look. Anna analyses all dimensions of your data and proactively surfaces anomalies and outliers, without the need for a human analyst.

Anna is complementary to other BI tools and reporting tools. Reporting or dashboarding solutions have a role to play for technical users delivering monthly, static reports, or creating bespoke visualisations. But ultimately, they are not tools that can be adopted at scale by everyone.

Anna saves time for analysts, which can be redirected to more complex tasks such as modelling or predictive analytics that require extensive human input. Therefore, Anna represents a smarter use of your technical resources. It also provides a better experience for everyone - no more delays to accessing insights, which means that data can become part of day-to-day decision-making.

In summary, Anna sits alongside other BI tools and can help you to: 

  • automate basic or repeatable tasks, so you can redirect your human analysts to more complex tasks
  • embed data-driven decision making by providing ‘insights’, not just ‘data’ 
  • put everyone on the front foot by proactively surfacing relevant, actionable information

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