Act-On Software launched Data Studio, a data access and analytics tool that enables users to visualize, select, configure, and move data from Act-On to a business intelligence (BI) platform. Data Studio gives small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs) the ability to select any data that exists within the Act-On platform, by using pre-defined data templates or by using point and click queries, filters and aggregation options, to create custom views into the data. The platform features visualization tools to help marketing departments analyze the data sets chosen to ensure they warrant more in-depth analysis.
It also has the ability to export the data either on-demand or on a scheduled basis to any variety of external systems, ranging from third- party business intelligence tools to Microsoft Excel. "SMBs are typically known for having fewer resources and smaller budgets, and marketing automation in its early days was expensive, required dedicated IT staff to manage and was looked at as a complex system to use," said Gal Josefsberg, vice president of product management and marketing at Act-On.