I am doing research on lean analytics software.
As a CEO, I use analytics to run every business I've run.
I don't have any experience with lean analytics software per se unless you include tools like EssBase. When I was COO for Goldman Sachs' $100 billion dollar asset management division, we used EssBase/Excel. We had a pretty powerful team of data analysts, data architects, and business analysts who knew what they were doing or at least how to figure out and find things out quickly.
This might be counterintuitive in the world of big data and technology but sometimes the best "lean analytics" system is a piece of paper and a pencil. I use these Stone Age tools to draw my "Chen Diagrams" to map out the business situation which helps me get to the heart of the business issue. Then, I figure out what targeted data and analytics I need.
If you'd like to learn more about how a CEO looks at analytics, please feel free to set-up a call. 15-20 minutes should be enough to share some pointers.
Best of luck.
Did you try http://leananalyticsbook.com/ ?
Lean analytics is pretty much a tailored, evolving, improving and living artifact .
It needs to be tailored as per your business needs, priorities, stage in business etc..
E.g A validation stage startup and a growth stage needs completely different analytics and metrics. Two startups in same industry and same business may need separate analytics if the funding methods are different .. bootstrap vs angel..
See... so if you can be a little more specific, I can be a little more specific... :-)
Good luck ,,,
Not in the last 14 companies, or any of the start-ups, have we had a need to purchase any so called 'lean software'. A lot of companies are selling the idea 'our software makes you lean' - it doesn't - the CEO drives lean. I've yet to come across a vendor charging for something you can't do without them in house at little to no cost. Try a whiteboard