The Observatory of the Data Maturity of Companies aims to enable companies and public players to better understand the issues, themes and problems that affect the use of data in companies. As a founding member of this organization, Datasulting has been conducting a study on the data maturity of companies in the Paris region throughout the year, in collaboration with other partners. The first results were presented during the Big Data & AI Paris trade show held last week. This is the first 2021 Observatory of the Data Maturity of companies in the Paris Region, following the one carried out in Occitania in 2020.
Datasulting, founded in 2013 by Gaël Philippe, Jérôme Hugueny and Yann Finck, is located in Castelnau-le-Lez, near Montpellier, and has about fifteen employees. This consulting firm offers its services to SMEs / SMIs that want to increase their data maturity and allows them to benefit from data analysis of these companies (digital information to automate or digitize processes).
This data can be digital (accounting software, payroll, after-sales service…), industrial (machines, measuring tools or sensors…) or Open Data (government, administration). The collection of this data as well as its processing will allow to order and purify it. On this basis, Datasulting promises the managers of these companies and their teams to gain in efficiency and improve their results while benefiting from the support of their experts in this project.
In 2020, Datasulting launched a Data Maturity Observatory for companies in Occitania. This year, 179 VSEs, SMEs and ETIs in the Ile de France region are involved in their new study. Paris&Co, the economic development and innovation agency of Paris and its metropolitan area, and EBP participated in this data analysis on data potential, data strategy, data governance, data competence and data culture
IDATE, EPSI, the MEDEF, the Tourism and Convention Bureau, the Order of Chartered Accountants and Unimev collaborated in this study. The full results have not yet been officially released, but initial indications show that 80% of the business leaders surveyed are in favour of data and 35% even intend to implement digital solutions within the year. However, 23% of them think that data should not take precedence over people.
Véronique Vaslot, head of data at EPB, who was present at the Big Data and Ai Paris trade fair on 28 September alongside Datasulting and BPCE, said:
“Data is scary but we must remember that data is not a human brain, it is not capable of making complex decisions, nor of understanding the business.”
EBP, which has been publishing software for 35 years, has taken the plunge and become Data Driven with the help of Datasulting. According to Gaël Philippe, president and co-founder of Datasulting :
“A Data Driven company makes decisions based on the analysis of internal and external data that it has previously collected and intelligently processed. It has put in place effective data governance that allows it to manage data resources in response to business needs. But also to acculturate and involve all the company’s employees. Its objective is to improve performance at all levels of its value chain.
As for François Tessier, Director of the Essor and Innovation Club at Pari&co, he invites “the SMEs and ETIs in the Ile-de-France region to take inspiration from start-ups. The latter are very often mature in terms of data by nature”.
The full results of the 2021 Data Maturity Observatory for Île de France, as well as those for Occitania and the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, will be available before the end of October on www.observatoire.fr.