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The three-minute guide series on analytics

Turn insights into action

Our three-minute guides to analytics can help you get your analytics initiatives off to a smart start. Read now to learn more about how analytics can help deliver deeper insights that can pave the way to more effective decision making.

The three-minute guide to cognitive analytics

Most of the world’s digital data is unstructured. Making sense of this data is beyond the capacity of the human brain. So, by necessity, much of it has been ignored. “Cognitive analytics” is a term used to describe how organizations apply analytics and cognitive computing technologies to help humans make smarter decisions.

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The three-minute guide to analytics for manufacturers

Many business trends—such as globalization, vertical integration, and margin pressure—are forcing manufacturers to find new and innovative ways to improve decision-making and boost performance. Analytics can help.​

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The three-minute guide to supply chain analytics

Supply chains are a rich place to look for competitive advantage. If your supply chain management models are based only on past demand, supply and business cycles, you could be missing big opportunities to put analytics to work.​

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The three-minute guide to auto insurance telematics

After considerable industry buzz, telematics and usage-based insurance are becoming a reality. Auto insurers are adopting telematics programs at a rate that exceeds expectations.

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The three-minute guide to health care analytics

Increase patient satisfaction, lower costs, and improve health. Sounds like an impossible mission? Health care analytics can help make it possible.

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The three-minute guide to M&A analytics

Effective and consistent use of analytics in M&A can help companies make better decisions when the stakes are high and timeframes are compressed.

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​The three-minute guide to finance analytics

By combining internal financial information and operational data with external information such as social media, demographics, and big data, finance analytics may address critical business questions with unprecedented ease, speed, and accuracy.

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The three-minute guide to workforce analytics

Business leaders are looking to the CHRO for answers on how changes to the business are likely to influence the talent picture—and vice versa. Workforce analytics can give HR the tools and insights needed to make a bigger contribution at the strategy table.

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The three-minute guide to social analytics in media & entertainment

Superior business performance in the media and entertainment industry starts with art. But a little science can help take it to the next level – the science of social analytics.

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The three-minute guide to cost recovery analytics

Labor rates and other costs can fluctuate throughout the project lifespan. By the time escalating expenditures are discovered, it's often too late to do anything about it. Cost recovery analytics can help you identify and predict projects and contracts where you're likely to experience cost overruns.

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​The three-minute guide to customer analytics for retail

As retailers have pushed into new sales channels, it has become more difficult to track and manage the customer experience. But today’s analytics tools are able to bridge the gap, drawing in data from siloed data sets to create a more complete understanding of the customer experience through their eyes.

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The three-minute guide to analytics for insurers

Predictive analytics is at the forefront of nearly every insurance company’s business strategy. Today’s arsenal of available relevant data offers new insights into what may happen in the future.

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The three-minute guide to tax analytics

Almost every organization can use tax analytics to potentially gain savings, cut costs, reduce tax risks, gain tax process efficiency, and enhance tax compliance.

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​The three-minute guide to managed analytics

Managed analytics offers a smart alternative to many of the challenges companies face today, including doing it yourself. By outsourcing the analytics technology—and insourcing an analytics mindset—you can gain the capabilities and insights offered by leading in-house solutions faster and more efficiently.

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The three-minute guide to analytics for high-tech companies

For high-tech companies, analytics offers a path—not just the technology, but a business-first approach that draws from the worlds of process, technology, and talent to generate results beyond what today’s business intelligence tools can deliver.

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The three-minute guide to sports analytics

In sports, it pays to stay a step ahead of the competition. Analytics is one of the most important new tools for getting there—and staying there.

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The three-minute guide to subscription analytics

Many companies today are struggling to develop their own in-house analytics capabilities, while others are sitting on the sidelines wondering how they will ever catch up. With subscription analytics, organizations can gain insights they need without the time, people, and expense to build do-it-yourself analytics capabilities.

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​The three-minute guide to social analytics

Social analytics—tracking and interpreting customer sentiment and activity through the lens of their relationships with one another—has become a powerful tool not only for creating stronger relationships with a wider range of customers, but also for anticipating future developments that may affect organizational strategy.

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​The three-minute guide to advanced analytics

Companies that know how to perform advanced analytics may be able to extend their lead over those that merely think they do. You owe it to your business to understand what qualifies as advanced analytics today in order to better compete with—or even leapfrog—the competition.

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The three-minute guide to data scientists

If you’re placing big bets on analytics and want to make sure you have the talent to deliver, it’s worth thinking about the role a data scientist could play in your organization.

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​The three-minute guide to banking analytics

Rebooting and refocusing your bank’s analytics capabilities can seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Identify where data and analytics can have the greatest impact.

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​The three-minute guide to sustainability analytics

Sustainability analytics can help companies understand the cost, impact, and performance of their past and present sustainability initiatives—and anticipate future conditions and requirements.

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The three-minute guide to text analytics

There are plenty of hidden signals in your unstructured data that could have a big impact on your business—if you know how to identify them. Asking the right questions can make all the difference.

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The three-minute guide to big data

From financial market transactions to social network chats to radio-frequency ID tag signals, the sources of big data are varied and growing. Learn why businesses are looking to big data as a competitive advantage.

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The three-minute guide to geospatial analytics

With advances in technology — mobile devices, location sensors, social media, and more — organizations now have access to time and location data that can be leveraged in new ways. Using geospatial analytics, businesses can identify patterns that were previously buried in spreadsheets, resulting in better decisions.

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​The three-minute guide to analytics for shared services

Analytics can shine a light on potential improvements within the four walls of the shared service center. What process change could decrease call center hold time? Which transaction type is driving up costs? Whose performance is lagging?

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​The three-minute guide to pricing analytics

Analytics can lead the way on pricing and customer profitability. This outline describes how pricing analytics can help improve margins and deliver the insights required to take pricing strategies to the next level.

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​The three-minute guide to risk analytics

Many organizations want to take advantage of the benefits of risk analytics to proactively identify and understand sources of risk to limit risk exposure, or to take certain risks to generate returns. Risk analytics can help establish a baseline for measuring risk across the organization and offer executives clarity in identifying, viewing, understanding, and managing risk.

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The three-minute guide to fraud analytics

Fraud analytics can provide insights that allow a company to manage potential threats before they occur as well as develop a proactive fraud and bribery detection environment.

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​The three-minute guide to customer analytics

Customer analytics is among the most powerful enablers companies have for translating their customer’s signals into useful insights.

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