What Makes Lean Data Different
Lean Data is a revolution in how social performance data is collected, analyzed and integrated into a company’s decision-making. By embedding measurement and data collection into a company’s core and using the right tools to rapidly gather information, social enterprises can gain clear insight into their social performance at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional measurement.
Lean Data revolutionizes measurement by moving:
- From compliance to collaboration. There is no right, one-size-fits-all approach to measuring social performance. We start with asking our entrepreneurs one simple question “What does successful social change look like to you?” and work together with them to design a data collection approach that answers the questions they care about the most.
- From putting the investor first to putting the customer first. Measurement is too often done at the behest of donors or investors. Lean Data creates the space to hear from customers to help our companies provide more impactful products or services.
- From reporting requirements to better business decision-making. Typical measurement approaches create data that’s sent off to funders. Successful Lean Data projects create a recurring stream of customer information that companies use to make better business decisions.
- From resource-heavy and expensive to time- and cost-efficient. By leveraging technology—SMS, integrated voice response, and call centers—we can get high-quality data quickly without spending a lot of money.