April 1, 2021
5 Minutes

Ellie: The easy-to-use data modeling tool

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Having an excellent data management system is an absolute desire for every business. Be it a small venture, a mid-sized company, or a large corporate organization regardless of their services and products, they all have one thing in common and that is data. About 2.5 quintillion bytes data is created every day but how much it is actually used is the biggest question. If you own any business or you are a part of one, you know how difficult it is to manage and understand complex data.

Continue reading if you want to know how to understand your data and enable enormous opportunities for your business.

This blog is for you if you own a small business or you run a multinational company. By the end of this blog, you will be able to understand how data modeling helps in your business, the importance of data management, and how Ellie can help you start using it in your business.

The inception of Ellie

Let’s start from the very beginning of how it all started and what was the intention behind it. It all goes back to 1995, when Ari Hovi, a young consultant, noticed the common challenge that all the businesses were facing: they all had no clear idea about how much data they produce and own and how to make the best use of it. 30 years later, with all the knowledge and experience of data management, Johannes Hovi established Ellie. Ellie was founded in 2019 with the intention of helping businesses to understand their data and introduce them to business-driven data modeling concepts.

This is how Ellie makes your work easy

Imagine you are the owner of a big corporation and your ultimate goal is to grow at a faster rate. For any business to grow, it is very important to have a clear understanding of the data they generate. That is where Ellie comes into the frame. Ellie is an easy-to-use data modeling tool that helps you create a well-defined visual description of your business information for your clear understanding and analysis. One of the best things about Ellie is that you don’t need to install any software and deal with any kind of compatibility issues. It works on your browser and you can work on it from literally anywhere with an internet connection.

Ellie lets you draft your business information architecture in detail. It has a glossary with which you can define what the important entities in your business are in detail.

This is how your Ellie environment will look like.

You can also export your data model contents to be used elsewhere. Even APIs are coming, allowing you to access Ellie’s contents programmatically.  It comes with free read access, with which you can share the models and the glossary with your team without downloading, and they can still be able to read the data (but cannot edit or make any changes to it).

Getting started with Ellie in step 1, 2, 3

When we say Ellie is your go-to tool for understanding your data, we literally mean it. Data management requires deep knowledge and understanding of data analytics, but believe me, with Ellie all you need to have is an understanding of your own business and basic conceptual modeling. Ellie gives you your own data modeling environment where you can create a data architecture for your business with all the entities. All you need to do is to follow these simple steps

  1. Get an Ellie Subscription. It’s super easy to get one without any hassle. If you want to try it first before subscribing to a paid subscription, you can get a free 30-day demo as well.
  2. Learn the basic principles and rules of conceptual data modeling with our specialist. Our Data modeling specialists help you to understand the basic functionalities and concepts of Ellie. But if you need us even after that training, we are always an email away.
  3. Start data modeling with practice, practice, and more practice. When it comes to becoming a good data modeler, it’s all about practicing and getting better at it.

With all this well-arranged and structured data, your work becomes easier and you now know what steps to take in order to grow your business.

The importance of data management in your business

  • Increases productivity

When the documentation is done right, it can save a lot of time. With Ellie’s data modeling tool, a lot of the manual work for data management is replaced. It saves up a lot of your time in defining core business processes. It not only saves your time but also helps you in saving money. With powerful data management and well-defined data models, you can catch errors easily in an early stage, rather than letting them pass on to expensive development!

  • Better collaboration among the teams

A good data modeling tool can help you in articulating your business needs by allowing better collaboration among different teams. Data modeling uncovers the process of how the business is operating and gives you a better understanding and control over your data. It has always been challenging for business people to understand IT and vice versa, but with Ellie, the collaboration between business (non-technical) people and IT people is greatly improved. With Ellie’s data modeling tool, it is easy to integrate a complex high-level business process by defining simple data entities and data structures.

  • Simplifies Business Processes

Every organization struggles with huge chunks of data and to overcome that challenge, it is very important to keep your data at the lowest risk. Ellie’s data modeling tool gives you the ability to create interactive diagrams of your data and achieve complete visibility of your information architecture. When you have deep insights into your data, it makes it easier to understand the most complex and highly technical elements of your business

Get in the action with Ellie

With the cut throat competition going on in the era of technology, you can stay ahead of the race with a better understanding and control of your business data. That’s what Ellie provides you. A good data strategy requires a great data modeling tool. If this article makes you curious about how data modeling works in real life, you can start your free demo right away.