Client Success Stories
Astutus Research reaps the benefits of Content Catalyst’s system which allows data interrogation and the collation of tailored content in one place to create its market reports
Streamlining content collation
For the past three years, Astutus Research has harnessed Content Catalyst’s smart content management and publishing system for its own internal purposes, and to combine it with its own in-depth understanding of the market to synthesise information into accurate data. This helps inform clients on the latest industry and competitor developments in the tyre sector, which is used for comparison and benchmarking.
The beauty of the system is the ability for us to easily access and pull out pertinent data into one report – the effortless streamlining of high-value content collation in one placeSimon Hodson Director Astutus Research
“The bespoke aspect means that we can easily extract graphics and analysis to quickly create our own presentation or tailored report, including language translation tools. It also enables the team to easily search for information as the system draws together hundreds of thousands of data points from disparate databases in record time, while offering the capability to really interrogate the data.”
This is mostly down to DataViewer, part of Content Catalyst’s offering that makes production more efficient and gives secure in-platform access to users to collate and update data at any point, allowing them to save their own views in order to easily regularly check key data points. The viewer includes simple exploratory data analysis features that can help understand numbers as they are manipulated. When raw data is initially transferred and analysed, it can then be interrogated which involves combining data residing in different sources to create customised data models and other exhibits, which can then be embedded in reports, with the inclusion of expert narrative if required.
Delivering game-changing benefits
Serving as a repository for data and analysis, the shared system allows live documents and reports to be created and regularly updated by the firm’s analysts before being published to the site for external consumption. The key benefits of having such easy access to a broad range of custom content has afforded Astutus more flexibility and improved efficiency to completely transform its work processes, something the company acknowledges as being a game changer.
Simon added: “It wasn’t too long ago that we were writing and printing out reports, before photocopying and despatching to clients, and this was in the days prior to the PDF format we since used, which by today’s standards is now considered cumbersome. Content Catalyst’s system gives us the means to the simple creation and distribution of our reports to clients in a timely manner, completely stripping the complexity out of the process.”