With multiple data sources, different departmental needs, and a spectrum of users, we get it. Sometimes the best course of action isn’t to process and analyze your data in ValueTrak; rather, it may be more effective to use a different tool within your company’s own network. After all, it’s your data, and you should decide how best to use it.

But what is the most efficient way of getting your ValueTrak data to that third-party platform? Manually building, exporting, and reloading, only to then start another rebuild for analysis is an inefficient process at best. That approach is susceptible to snafus and human-error that can distort and delay the reporting and values so desperately needed on a day-to-day basis.

Enter DataLink.

DataLink is ValueTrak’s automated process of pumping your ValueTrak data on a regularly scheduled basis, directly into a third-party tool of your choice. What do we mean by third-party? It could be an alternate BI tool such as Tableau, QuickView, or PowerBI (to name a few.) Or, it could be that most ubiquitous of reporting platforms, Microsoft Excel®.

Whichever external tool you select, the data transfer steps are simple:

  1. Build your “master” report in ValueTrak.
  2. Create and schedule your DataLink. (The DataLink feature is available via both of our Data Visualization and Report Builder platforms.)
  3. Copy the DataLink URL and import it into the program of your choice.
  4. Create your pivots, charts, reports, and dashboards.

It’s that simple. Additionally, because you established a data update schedule in ValueTrak, all of the pivots, charts, reports, and dashboards you created in the new program will update automatically and without the risk of error that existed in the previous manual process.

About ValueCentric

ValueCentric is the leading data aggregation, analytics, and reporting platform for healthcare manufacturers and their delivery partners. Its innovative technologies cleanse, normalize, and integrate data to provide a complete picture of the product and patient journey for a variety of manufacturers, including Specialty, Branded, Generic, and Medical Products companies. Their cloud-based platform, ValueTrak, enables dynamic data sharing to achieve operational efficiencies, improve market access, and optimize the ability to serve patient needs.