About this paper
For organizations to make the most of their data assets and create value, they need to consider how analytic talent is deployed and equipped to drive continuous improvements. As a result, many organizations have begun enterprise initiatives that focus on applying analytics to set future directions, survive in troubled economic times and identify opportunities that set them apart from competitors. But these initiatives need more than just technology. An enterprise strategy is required to coordinate and align key players. Analytic centers of excellence (CoEs) can do just that. This paper provides a comprehensive overview of the need, structure and benefits of establishing and analytic center of excellence. It discusses best practices and explores the various organizational aspects that should be considered to help effectively deploy analytics across your organization.
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 75,000 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®.