The process of analyzing existing data to determine where an organization is not producing or evaluating data that would benefit its operation is known as data gap analysis. Essentially, there is a data gap in the organization. Many organizations, from large corporations to small businesses, can use data gap analysis to improve their operations. Large retailers and hospitals, for example, are among the organizations that are most likely to use a data gap analysis. The goal of data gap analysis is to increase the efficiency of an organization. Data helps organizations understand their operations, including where they are succeeding and where they can improve.