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This paper describes five business analytics styles used today and the building blocks required in implementing these styles. Building a business analytics architecture to create a competitive advantage requires multiple styles as the needs of the organization change. Organizations are seeing new opportunities to incorporate business analytics into operational systems and processes.
SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.