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The Purpose of Analytics is not Reporting or Monitoring but Deciding

Some years ago we did some research on the landscape of analytics capabilities. The research looked at the increasingly broad portfolio of analytic capabilities available to enterprises – everything from traditional Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities like reporting and ad-hoc queries to modern visualization and data discovery capabilities as well as advanced (predictive) analytics. One of […]

Focus Data Projects on Improving Decisions

Focus Data Projects on Improving Decisions

Many organizations today are investing heavily in data projects to improve data-driven decision making. But paradoxically most of these projects don’t consider decisions explicitly.  Data projects usually begin with data capture before understanding what data will be useful, for what action and for what benefit.  Without understanding the decision making that will improve business performance and […]

Harness Data-Driven Decisions with Decision Management

Get out of the reporting quagmire, be explicit about decision making with decision modeling and integrate analytics in BI and operational systems. We’re Not There Yet “The activities of analytics teams and the investments made to support them aren’t in sync with what executives expect or desire.” International Institute for Analytics, February 2017 “If analytics does […]

Consolidate Reporting to Improve Decision Making

Everyone wants to make better data-driven decisions. Reporting is getting in the way. Everyone wants to make better data-driven decisions. Many companies are using reporting to support decision making but their ability to do so is bogged down. There are too many reports, resources are committed to existing reports and the link from reports to […]

Upcoming Webinar: Advanced Analytics for the Business Professional

May 28, 2015 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EDT Register Here. Advanced Analytics is not just for data scientists anymore. Many businesses adopt their analytics by degree of complexity, limiting business professionals to reporting and dashboard views of their business. But recent research has found that with modern tools and techniques it is of much […]

How to frame requirements for predictive analytic projects with decision modeing

One of my big focus areas right now is using decision requirements models to frame predictive analytic projects. We are working with a few insurance companies as well as a couple of manufacturing companies to apply decision requirements modeling in their analytic requirements process and I am excited by the potential. I recently wrote an […]

Framing Requirements for Predictive Analytics Projects with Decision Modeling

A big focus area right now for organizations looking to adopt or expand operational predictive analytics is using decision requirements models to frame requirements for their predictive analytic projects. We are working with a few insurance companies as well as a couple of manufacturing companies to apply decision requirements modeling in their analytic requirements process and I […]

Analytics – An Overwhelming Shift to Decision Making

It’s clear when you analyze analytic capabilities that there are three main reasons people use analytics: A need to report on some aspect of the organization. A need to monitor the organization’s behavior or performance. A need for the organization to make data-driven decisions. As part of our recently completed research on the analytic capability landscape, we […]

Analytics Capability Landscape Research Report and Infographic

We have just published the Analytics Capability Landscape Research Report and Infographic. This new research report looks at the increasingly broad portfolio of analytic capabilities available to enterprises today asking the real question – what situations need which capabilities, who is the target user for these capabilities, and how can this portfolio of capabilities be […]

Upcoming Webinar: Analytics Maturity Curve or Landscape? Your Questions Answered

November 6, 2014 2 pm ET/11 am PT Register here. What’s the difference between the various analytic capabilities? How do I map available analytic capabilities to my business needs? What’s the right combination of capabilities for me now and in the future? What should I look for in each of these capabilities to make sure […]