Most startups have to survive and thrive in an environment full of contradictions. They need to use technology smartly to gain a competitive edge while overcoming budget constraints.
In this setting, the most important question that startups need to ask is ‘What is really relevant?’ and ‘How do I get what’s relevant at minimum costs?’
Unfortunately, sometimes, startups get taken in by fancy, new age data analytics tools and lose sight of the ultimate goal: to transform data into valuable insight. Surprising results can be achieved using minimal tools if you stay focused on this objective. Here is one such story of a Pune based agri-startup that used simple tools for breakthrough supply chain transformations. They conquered their data requirements with a combination of old workhorses: Microsoft Excel and Open Office tools