It won\u2019t come as a shock that working in a data analytics company means data is one of our principal obsessions. We\u2019re more than just believers in the power of data. We\u2019re evangelists. The problem is, there\u2019s just a frankly humongous volume of data out there.Data\u2019s great, but how do you deal with so much of it?\nThe whole world\u2019s being digitized and the Internet of Things means that infrastructure and machines are communicating with each other on a massive scale. Plus, we\u2019ve all got connected devices \u2014 computers, phones, watches, Fitbits, smart fridges, and more. By 2025, we could be generating\u00a0175 zettabytes of data, and there\u2019s nothing to suggest that this growth will stop. Mind-boggling, isn\u2019t it?\nWhat we Sisensers love doing is helping organizations handle this torrent of data and benefit from it. For many years, we\u2019ve been providing analytics capabilities to businesses big and small across the globe,\u00a0with awesome results. Now we\u2019re doing something special with our friends at\u00a0Google, bringing some of the benefits of our analytics capabilities to everyone who uses\u00a0Google Sheets.\n\u201cWe\u2019re passionate about making complex processes simple, breaking data analytics out of \u2018techie\u2019 silos, democratizing it, and enabling everyone to enjoy insights derived from their data,\u201d said Steven Larsen, Head of Partnerships and Alliance at Sisense. \u201cWe\u2019re excited because together with Google, we\u2019re making these aspirations a reality.\u201d\n\u201cAt Sisense, we\u2019re passionate about making complex processes simple, breaking data analytics out of \u201ctechie\u201d silos, democratizing it, and enabling everyone to enjoy insights derived from their data. So, we\u2019re excited because together with Google, we\u2019re making these aspirations a reality.\u201d\u00a0Steven Larsen, Head of Partnerships and Alliances at Sisense\nBig Data\u2019s not just for big business, it\u2019s for you too\nBusinesses already knows that data analytics is vital for enhancing productivity and efficiency, honing marketing and communications, gaining a competitive advantage, and more. In recent years, powerful\u00a0BI tools\u00a0that help analyze and visualize data, and allow you to collaborate in the Cloud using your data across a wide array of sources. It\u2019s no surprise, then, that the Big Data analytics market that was worth $8.5 billion in 2017, is expected to\u00a0grow to a value of $40.6 billion by 2023.\nBusinesses have skin in the game because they can achieve great things using insights uncovered by the most accurate, up-to-the-minute data. Analytics enables businesses to work with data on which they can base decisions for any part of their organizations. For instance,\u00a0Air Canada\u00a0improves flight safety with analytics.\u00a0 And it\u2019s not just enterprises,\u00a0every company is becoming a data company.\nBut it doesn\u2019t stop there. Data is also very relevant to helping people achieve their personal goals.\u00a0With all of our connected devices, and our various online subscriptions, each one of us is essentially our own data factory. If you\u2019re a student, a researcher, or someone who wants to give their life the\u00a0Marie Kondo\u00a0treatment, wouldn\u2019t it be great to let your data do the work?\nPerhaps you want to manage your personal finances better or track the efficiency of your exercise routine. Maybe you\u2019re trying to reduce your carbon footprint by tracking your car journeys, or you want to improve the balance of the nutrients you\u2019re eating. It\u2019s all within your reach, using the data you generate to identify patterns and behaviors that show you how to live, work and perform better, providing you have the tools to analyze it well and the aptitude to absorb the implications and act on them.\nIt\u2019s a big undertaking and underlying the development of\u00a0analytics platforms\u00a0is some seriously deep thinking and incredible ingenuity. Today\u2019s project with Google brings some of that technical genius to a broader universe of hungry consumers.\u00a0\nGoogle Sheets provides a gateway to analyzing data\nThe folks at Google are constantly improving and expanding what they offer Google Sheets users, regularly unveiling even more\u00a0new ways to help users uncover and share data insights, that make it easier for them to organize, work with, analyze, and visualize their data. The introduction of the Google Sheets Analytics template built by Sisense creates even more accessibility to data, analytics, and insights for everyone.\nWhat we\u2019ve built with Google is a template that enables Google Sheets users to easily visualize, uncover patterns and trends, and derive findings from their data. The offering engages users in a way that encourages further adoption of charts, functions, and other features built into Google Sheets.\nGoogle Sheets Product Manager, Andy Rudd says, \u201cGoogle always seeks to add value for our users, and\u00a0Google Sheets Analytics by Sisense\u00a0helps showcase how users can analyze and visualize data to support their decision making.\u201d\n\u201cGoogle always seeks to add value for our users, and Google Sheets Analytics by Sisense helps showcase how users can analyze and visualize data to support their decision making.\u201d\u00a0Andy Rudd, Google Sheets Product Manager\nThe Google Sheets Analytics Template includes a sample dataset focused on running, with a dashboard that presents an analysis of this data. You can view various slices of the data, such as optimum pace during a run, time of day with the fastest run times, and data on whether altitude or gradient of a run affects speed.\nThese insights should help you maximize your performance so that you can choose a running sample dataset. Millions of people love running and are eager to improve their wellness, so pairing a personal activity tracker such as a Fitbit with the\u00a0Google Sheets Analytics\u00a0template built by Sisense allows consumers to identify goals and analyze their progress.\n Sisense\n\nImage above: Google Sheets Analytics template by Sisense screenshot\n\n\nRunning isn\u2019t for everyone, of course, so we recommend connecting your own data to the template.\u00a0Follow the steps on the Instructions tab to replace the sample running dataset with your own. If you\u2019d like, add additional charts to visualize your data in a multitude of ways.\u00a0The possibilities are endless when it comes to the type of data you can analyze, the insights you can uncover, and the impact you can drive!\nPower to the users\nThese are exciting times for those of us working in the data space. At Sisense, we\u2019re dedicated to creating the tools to simplify complex data and provide insights to everyone \u2014 inside and outside their organizations \u2014 and we\u2019re committed to constant innovation. Teaming up with Google to democratize analytics for a greater swath of the population, pairing\u00a0any data set you can imagine\u00a0with Google Sheets and Sisense\u2019s template, is a case-in-point. It set us the challenge of delivering an analytics function suitable for all, that adds real value to the Google Sheets user experience.\nTogether, we\u2019ve risen to the challenge, and we\u2019re eager to see how Google Sheets users embrace and employ the new analytics capability that\u2019s available to them at the click of a mouse. Now it\u2019s time to get the best from your data in Google Sheets,\u00a0so dive in. Welcome to the Google Sheets Analytics template by Sisense!\n\u00a0\nAbout the author: Guy Levy-Yurista, PhD is the Chief Strategy Officer at Sisense and an executive leader and entrepreneur with over 24 years of experience in Fortune 500, startup, and venture capital environments.\n\u00a0\nAbout Sisense\nSisense offers the only independent analytics platform for builders to simplify complex data, and build and embed analytic apps that deliver insights to everyone inside and outside their organizations. Sisense lets builders collaborate on a single platform, delivered in a hybrid, cloud-native environment with the industry\u2019s lowest cost of ownership, to create true democratization of data and analytics. More than 2,000 customers across the globe rely on Sisense, including industry leaders like Tinder, Philips, Nasdaq, and the Salvation Army.\nLearn more at www.sisense.com.