Huzzah! You just launched your brand new feature/product X. You've been working on it for months, usability tested the crap out of it, and feel really good about how it all came together.
After a few days you become impatient that no one has mentioned your new feature. No one loves it. No one hates it. Maybe no one even cares at all.
How do you answer the question: is the thing that I just built actually helping anyone?
That can be hard to answer qualitatively. What if you knew, "2% of people have used feature X?" Is that any better? What about 10%? Are we getting warmer [and helping users achieve their goals] or just making it more likely for X to be used?
Knowing the answer also helps you build better features and products in the future.
How do you use data to help your teams build better products?