Salesforce Wave Analytics requires just two things to provide valuable insights.
2) A reason to analyze the data.
Over several years of hitting the gym, I have changed up my workout routine in an effort to improve my appearance and strength. At times, I can see great results; other times, not so much. The best advice I can give to those looking to reach their fitness goal is to log your workouts. I have been using a great smartphone app on my Android device called JEFIT. Using the app, I can set up my workouts, add the exercises that are part of my routines and quickly log each workout and set every day.
The whole point of logging your workout is to be able to gain insights from the data. I see this concept everyday in my work as a Salesforce architect. Companies collect data using Salesforce but are challenged to find a way to gain insights and take action. The JEFIT app does give you some aggregated information based on your workout logs, but I found it to be limited.
The power of Salesforce Wave Analytics solves this problem. In about 1 hour, I was able to extract my workout logs from the JEFIT application and pump it into a developer Salesforce org’s wave analytics application. I now have a tool that allows me to see my progress and results in an appealing way. As a self-service data discovery tool, I can explore my workout dataset and start to ask new questions. Imagine gaining this same type of insight for your critical business needs.
With the power of Salesforce Wave Analytics, I can see my most and least popular exercises. I now know on which exercises I need to focus. I can see my workout distribution by Workout Name/Body part. This allows me to see if I need to work on proportional symmetry of some body parts or increase the intensity in a particular workout. For a given workout or exercise, for any time span, I can see a trend of exercises logged, weight records broken and total weight lifted over that time span. This data helps me determine if I am getting stronger, keeps me consistent and know when to celebrate when I achieve my goals.
This blog originally appeared on SF for You, a blog by Silverline Technical Architect Gean Martinez.