Square Root Blog

Our take on data science in auto + retail, entrepreneurship, and company culture.
A Sweet Retail Combination

A Sweet Retail Combination

In a recent conversation with our friends at Theatro, we discovered the chocolate vendor to our peanut butter platform. Read more about our sweet pairing.

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Business is Changing. Are Your Reports?

Business is Changing. Are Your Reports?

Your team—the ones who serve your customers, staff and stock your stores, communicate goals, and coach each other to success—need to be empowered, not bogged down by binders and excel sheets. Are your reports keeping up with your business?

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Automotive Aftersales Innovation Workshop: The Takeaways

Automotive Aftersales Innovation Workshop: The Takeaways

Field empowerment comes from delivering granular data, context, and insight into how it affects their processes; this was a key theme in the conversations at our Aftersales Innovation Workshop. The automotive industry is perfectly poised for innovation and creating new ways to solve problems.

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To Build a Retail Change Engine, Stop Fixing Squeaky Wheels

To Build a Retail Change Engine, Stop Fixing Squeaky Wheels

When numbers fail us, we rely on experience and emotions. Often, they point us to the problem that screams at us the loudest: the squeakiest wheel of our retail machine. So how can brands focus on what will really drive change? Read more from our COO, Elizabeth Schwartz.

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Taking Action on IT’s Data Addiction

Taking Action on IT’s Data Addiction

Organizations caught in analysis paralysis focus on uncovering massive volumes of information with too little focus on what it all really means. How can brands turn their huge amounts of data into actions? Read more.

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On Agile Retail: Thoughts from a Software Company

On Agile Retail: Thoughts from a Software Company

We employ an Agile methodology in our software development every day. This translates to a specific set of workplace elements: speedy processes, empowered employees, a mindset to embrace change, and software that is inspired by our end users. When a retail company adopts Agile methodology, the outputs can look very similar.

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Big Changes Coming to the Convenience Store Industry

Big Changes Coming to the Convenience Store Industry

There’s a science behind the marketable value of a convenience store. However, just like every other segment of retail, the chains that will come out on top of the shifting landscape will be the ones that can best recognize and adapt to new trends.

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HR Be Nimble, HR Be Quick

HR Be Nimble, HR Be Quick

In her approach to Human Resources, Courtney treats company culture and experiences like our engineers treat software: as products of user feedback. Read how she must be nimble and quick in her initiatives to provide a “user” experience that is collaborative and truly inspired by people.

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Rad Love for Square Root

Rad Love for Square Root

At Square Root, we have a diverse group of Radicals with different experiences and perspectives. Read why they chose to join our team and Square Root.

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Rethinking NPS, One Metric at a Time

Rethinking NPS, One Metric at a Time

Improving NPS is important, but often elusive. Retailers might want to start with asking the question, “What change can we make in a store to impact business?” Then, work backward.

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What is Machine Learning?

What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning reveals patterns in data, some you expect to find and others it uncovers on its own. Find out how this new AI application works.

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Retailers: What’s Stunting Growth?

Retailers: What’s Stunting Growth?

With news of layoffs, store closures, and bankruptcy filings, retailers know in order to survive, now is the time to improve performance and adapt to new customer expectations.

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Let’s Code a Robot

Let’s Code a Robot

Recently at the Girlstart STEM conference, we helped a class of Junior High girls code a robot. See how went from fail, fail, fail to click, boom magic together.

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The Layers of Loss Prevention

The Layers of Loss Prevention

Retailers are always experimenting with new tactics to improve loss prevention. However, these policies are typically over simplifications of this complicated, layered issue.

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Radical Impact on the Community

Radical Impact on the Community

Every holiday season, each department at Square Root is given the chance to donate time and resources to various charities in the Austin community. Read to learn more about the organizations our team decided to give to this season.

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The Disconnect Between Stores and Corporate Strategies

The Disconnect Between Stores and Corporate Strategies

If you ask an executive about the key to a successful retail enterprise, chances are they’ll give you tips on creating a corporate strategy. Yet, anyone in the field or in the stores will tell you there’s so much more going on behind the scenes.

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Radical Work in the Community

Radical Work in the Community

This year, many of our Radical team members went into the Austin community to donate their time and resources. Read to find out the different organizations we shared our Radical spirit with this holiday season.

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We’re #2!

We’re #2!

Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work® named Square Root the second best small workplace in America last week.

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Data Science: The People Behind the Numbers at Square Root

Data Science: The People Behind the Numbers at Square Root

In our recent blogs, you’ve seen how data science differs from big data and how data scientists may not have standard career paths in this rapidly developing field. But what is it like to work with Square Root’s data scientists on solving your company’s biggest problems?

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Beyond the Code: Lessons Learned as a New Developer

Beyond the Code: Lessons Learned as a New Developer

Starting your career as a software developer is daunting. Software technology and processes change so quickly that it can be difficult to keep a grasp on career development and personal growth. How can young developers reconcile providing value to their teams while...

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Square Root Named Fifth Best Small Company to Work for in Texas

Square Root Named Fifth Best Small Company to Work for in Texas

Square Root was named to the 2015 Best Companies to Work for in Texas list as the 5th best small company to work for in the state. We’re thrilled to be included among a distinguished group of Texas businesses two years in a row.  The award presented by Texas Monthly,...

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Square Root Q&A Series: CEO Chris Taylor on CoEFFICIENT®

Square Root Q&A Series: CEO Chris Taylor on CoEFFICIENT®

Our blog has been an outlet to share our thoughts on optimizing our culture, our industry, and our way of thinking. With that in mind, we are introducing a Q&A series to talk more in depth about the technical side of our business. To kick things off, we sat down...

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