Would you or your organization like to venture into data analytics but can't afford the time and expense of formal training? A useful approach might be to start using free data analytics software. There are some available that have good functionality and can be used for basic data analytics. Of course, it still takes some time, but it may be that the process will yield results more quickly.
Some of the free products that may be useful include Microstrategy 10 by Microstrategy, H2O.ai, KNIME, and Google's Tensorflow. It may be hard to choose one, but you never know until you try.