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Welcome to Outlier

“What should I be looking for?”

Hello! Welcome to Outlier, a new approach to business intelligence. Outlier arose from a simple question, one that has stuck with me for many years. At my last company, Flurry, we were lucky to work with tens of thousands of companies around the world as the largest mobile application analytics platform. I traveled many places and spoke to companies large and small, in every industry, about how to use data to make decisions. Over the time I kept getting the same question, over and over again.

“What should I be looking for?”

At first I thought it was a naive question. You have data, you should be looking for answers! But as I heard the question more and more, I realized it was very profound. These companies, many very sophisticated, did not know what to look for in their data. Sure, they knew their KPIs like revenue and retention, but what about the hidden opportunities and hidden problems in their data? They didn’t even know what questions to ask to get started.

This question is even more pressing today as businesses have more data at their fingertips than ever before. The rise of the cloud and progression of big data technology means that companies are gathering mountains of data every day about every aspect of their business. That data doesn’t just live in a single system anymore – it lives in your analytics tools, your CRM, your customer support system, payments system, databases and data warehouses. In fact, every one of the dozens of systems you use to run your business has become a fountain of valuable data.

“What should I be looking for?”

Outlier was founded on the idea that a new approach is needed for business intelligence. You don’t need any more charts or graphs, and dozens of dashboards only tell you what you think you need to know. Today, you need a new type of product that looks through the piles of data you gather, in whatever system or tool it lives, and tells you what you should be looking for. Outlier provides you only the most important insights everyday, and guides you to the answers to these pressing questions. You need help in cutting through the noise and learning about the handful of critical insights you need everyday to make better decisions. You need help.

So that is what Outlier does. We are excited to show the world more of what we have built. If you’d like to see a demo, let us know.