About this paper
For organizations that want to use data to guide high-risk/high-reward business decisions, spreadsheets fall short. Forward-looking organizations worldwide have been evolving from renegade spreadsheets to analytics-driven decision-making with governance. However, a lot of organizations are not taking full advantage because they are stymied by challenges related to data quality, data sharing across systems and organizational entities, isolated analytic processes, and a perennial focus on hindsight reporting rather than predictive insight. The need to change these realities was a driving force behind the SAS Applying Business Analytics webinar series for 2010. This paper presents highlights from the series.
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