EasyData help pages

This guide is designed to teach you how to use the EasyData website so that you can dive into EasyData’s wealth of data to easily find the relevant information you need.


What is EasyData?

EasyData is a service by Quantec that provides users with online access to a comprehensive collection of South African and global socio-economic and market indicators.

We offer and maintain a wide variety of data sets and special care is taken to ensure that the data is up-to-date, reliable and well structured.

Two EasyData Tools

EasyData has two online tools for browsing and downloading the available data. Each tool is specifically optimised for the different types of data provided.

  1. Time Series Tool (TST) — Explore indices and time series data, e.g. Statistics South Africa CPI and PPI publications.
  2. Pivot Table Tool (PTT) — Explore multi-dimensional data, e.g. RSA Trade Indicators data.

Who Uses EasyData?

Various South African consultancy firms, financial institutions, mining companies, academic institutions, researchers and economists use the EasyData service on a regular basis and view the service as integral to their daily operations.


Basic Requirements

Subscription

A subscription is required to access the EasyData service. Subscriptions may include all the data sets or a partial subset of the available data. Contact Quantec for a quotation or to confirm your log in details if you are already subscribed to the EasyData service.

Modern Web Browser

You will need one of the following modern browsers to use EasyData. Please ask your IT department to help you if you need assistance with installing one of the freely available browsers. For security and performance reasons, it is always a good idea to have the latest up-to-date version of your browser installed.


Log In

Open your web browser and go to www.easydata.co.za to log in with your username and password.

Welcome Page

After successful log in, you will be greeted with the welcome page. Depending on the data you require, you may access the two EasyData tools from here.


Password reset

The video below is a step-by-step explanation of how you can reset your EasyData password if you have forgotten it.

How to reset your EasyData password