Historically, adoption of marketing intelligence platforms has largely been limited to agencies and large enterprises, primarily due to the required resources and skills as well as the high price point. While marketing intelligence platforms offer a much less expensive and faster implementation compared to dashboards custom-built with traditional business intelligence (BI) tools, the technology is still out of reach price-wise for most small and mid-market businesses. This leaves marketing and IT departments within these organizations to aggregate and validate huge amounts of marketing technology (MarTech) data and utilize largely manual and piecemeal reporting methods to get to the information they need to measure success.  

Analysts predict spending on marketing analytics will leap from 4.6 percent to almost 22 percentof marketing budgets by 2020, confirming the importance of the business imperative. According to Gartner, 52 percent of marketing leaders say they are still spending the majority of their analytics time on data management (preparation, formatting and integration). This time-consuming approach has left marketers desperate for a solution that is easier, efficient, affordable and reliably accurate to tie sales and marketing activity to revenue so that they can spend their time on the real business of marketing instead of cleaning up and piecing together data.

Pre-built intelligent marketing dashboards provide resolution

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