As part of the IBM® SMART Program, Andrews Distributing worked with Southern Methodist University to develop a predictive analytics solution that mines data on 1,000 SKUs sold at 10,000 retailers, and reveals new insights about beer category sales in different retail environments.
Today's Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions aim to recapture the personalized customer service provided by local mom-and-pop shops of yore – except with high-tech-analytics capabilities, collaborative platforms and automated processes. By gathering information from multiple data sources and storing it in a centralized location, a hosted CRM solution provides a holistic view of a customer in real time. Armed with this insight, a company’s management, sales and service people can better generate leads, target top customers, manage marketing campaigns, drive sales and boost customer satisfaction.
If you are working with massive amounts of data, one challenge is how to display results of data exploration and analysis in a way that is not overwhelming. You may need a new way to look at the data – one that collapses and condenses the results in an intuitive fashion but still displays graphs and charts that decision makers are accustomed to seeing. And, in today’s on-the-go society, you may also need to make the results available quickly via mobile devices, and provide users with the ability to easily explore data on their own in real time.
SAS® Visual Analytics is a data visualization and business intelligence solution that uses intelligent autocharting to help business analysts and nontechnical users visualize data. It creates the best possible visual based on the data that is selected. The visualizations make it easy to see patterns and trends and identify opportunities for further analysis.
The heart and soul of SAS Visual Analytics is the SAS® LASR™ Analytic Server, which ca
Organizations in pursuit of data-driven goals are seeking to extend and expand business intelligence (BI) and analytics to more users and functions. Users want to tap new data sources, including Hadoop files. However, organizations are feeling pain because as the data becomes more challenging, data preparation processes are getting longer, more complex, and more inefficient. They also demand too much IT involvement. New technology solutions and practices are providing alternatives that increase self-service data preparation, address inefficiencies, and make it easier to work with Hadoop data lakes. This report will examine organizations’ challenges with data preparation and discuss technologies and best practices for making improvements.
Find out what text analytics can do for an organization and the top three things people need to know when adopting text analytics. This research brief from the International Institute for Analytics and SAS outlines the challenges of implementing text analytics solutions and explores what makes this technology unique and exciting.
Want to get even more value from your Hadoop implementation? Hadoop is an open-source software framework for running applications on large clusters of commodity hardware. As a result, it delivers fast processing and the ability to handle virtually limitless concurrent tasks and jobs, making it a remarkably low-cost complement to a traditional enterprise data infrastructure. This white paper presents the SAS portfolio of solutions that enable you to bring the full power of business analytics to Hadoop. These solutions span the entire analytic life cycle – from data management to data exploration, model development and deployment.
When used effectively, Hadoop can deliver unparalleled value in revealing new analytics-driven revenue streams, improving customer acquisition and retention, as well as increasing operational efficiencies. The Hadoop Buyer's Guide is an invaluable resource for those investigating or evaluating Hadoop---from understanding how Hadoop can solve your data challenges, to what to look for when selecting a solution, to comparing vendors, and preparing for implementation and future success. Download the guide, and get everything you need to know about choosing the right Hadoop distribution for your business success.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
As enterprises have embraced IT trends like cloud computing and virtualization, their operational needs have evolved to make application performance more important than ever before. But operating applications at peak performance is challenging in the cloud. That's why many enterprise IT departments now have Applications Operations groups tasked with ensuring that applications run efficiently across these complex IT stacks. But, most tools designed to address these application performance management (APM) issues were never designed for this dynamic environment. To achieve smooth delivery of applications at all times, Applications Operations groups need APM solutions that can give them insight and analytics to manage their apps. This SlashGuide gives IT managers a scorecard to identify APM solutions that will deliver more efficient application performance.
Just like your business, technology never stops advancing. Each year, there are new ways that technology can automate processes, lower costs, and enhance customer and employee satisfaction - all with the goal of increasing revenue! And while it can be difficult to change how your business works, leaving old methods behind and embracing new technology can help lead your business to more success and growth.
The technology landscape in the financial services sector is vast, ranging from cutting-edge to mission-critical, each having an impact on the industry as a whole. Customer-facing services and back-end operations alike are seeing real benefits from innovation, including greater efficiencies and higher levels of customer satisfaction.
The rate at which technology is evolving is increasing almost exponentially. In the business sector, hardware has given way to software-defined everything, while many on-premises technologies are now offered as a service. Much of the advances in technology over the last few years have been the direct result of the growing ubiquity of the cloud and faster connectivity speeds, both of which have enabled companies to adopt digital transformation technologies to help them work smarter and more efficiently.
This IBM whitepaper presents facilities management solutions that utilize feature integrated processes and analytics to create smarter buildings. Facilities management solutions can help improve the effectiveness of a distributed workforce, increase facilities utilization and accelerate workplace configurations.
Working with BrightStar Partners, an Avnet Services company, and IBM, the PDZA team has developed a new analytics solution that combines real-time weather data with ticket sales and attendance information to help forecast visitor numbers much more accurately than ever before.
5 to 10 minute Video of Glenn O' Donnell from Forrester talking to IBM General Manager Deepak Advani about the new era of Analytics emerging in the IT space to help IT Predict outages before they occur, find resolution to problems faster and optimize for performance.
Is it easy to do business with your organization? Do your employees feel empowered to meet your customer’s needs? These are questions that you’re probably grappling with as you face a perpetually changing business environment. You strive for operational excellence and need ways to effectively acquire and retain new customers. You also need to reinvent your business operations to foster growth.
Smarter Process is a way for you to work smarter as you find your way through all the operational challenges that the current business climate throws at you. It helps you use mobile, analytics, and collaboration to empower your employees to do their best work. It also empowers you as a leader to find the right tools and solutions.
Learn how to build a proactive threat and fraud strategy based on business analytics. You’ll see extensive examples of how organizations worldwide apply IBM Business Analytics solutions to minimize the negative impact of risk and maximize positive results.
Published By: VisiStat
Published Date: Mar 22, 2007
Old Log File analytics data was good – today's hosted on-demand Web analytics reporting is much better. What once was only understandable by IT personnel now has a place on the desktops of sales, marketing and business professionals. Read about the differences, and improvements, in analytics.
Published By: Omniture
Published Date: Jun 27, 2007
Many marketers shy away from Web analytics because it sounds more like a logarithmic equation than a marketing solution. But after you strip away the multi-syllabic veneer, Web analytics is really nothing more than an incredibly effective tool to help you grow your business.
As vendors rush to embrace and exploit predictive analytics, only those with a truly unified solutions will succeed in capitalizing on this powerful and promising technology. Read this insightful white paper to learn more.
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