Getting results: How SMBs are using data and insights to get ahead

In the first two posts in this series, Seeing the Light: How SMBs are Using Data and Insights to Get Ahead, I shared the motivations that prompted three SMBs to replace spreadsheets and intuition with a more sophisticated, analytics-driven approach to run their businesses. In the second, I discussed the […]

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Key considerations: How SMBs are using data and insights to get ahead

In the first post in this series, Seeing the Light: How SMBs are Using Data and Insights to Get Ahead, I shared the motivations that prompted three SMBs (BGF Industries, Oberweis Dairy and Twiddy & Company) to replace spreadsheets and intuition with a more sophisticated, analytics-driven approach. But what factors […]

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Seeing the light: How SMBs are using data and insights to get ahead

At a time when information is proliferating at an unprecedented rate, companies that can effectively gather, create and use information can gain dramatic market advantages over those that don’t. SMB Group’s 2012 Routes to Market Study shows that SMBs that have deployed business intelligence and analytics solutions are 51% more […]

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3 ways SMBs can manage their big data

Inc.com blogger Jessica Stillman recently wrote about small businesses getting baffled by big data. These companies, she reported, struggle to even define what big data means – much less manage it to their advantage. I think that the issue is not limited to just smaller and midsize companies. Even larger […]

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Forecasting improves search revenues by 300 percent for midsize business

To read more ongoing tips and insights for small and midsize businesses, follow our SAS4SMB blog series or visit SAS for Small and MidSize Business. We all wish we could predict the future. After all, when a company knows its sales for next week, next month and next year, it […]

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SMBs: Five technology trends to look out for in 2013

Running a small or midsize business is not for the faint of heart. To help you better prepare for 2013, here is our compilation of the most important tech trends to be ready for in the New Year: 1. Mobile: From payment apps like Square and Google Wallet to device-supportive […]

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5 features SMBs want from data visualization

To read more ongoing tips and insights for small and midsize businesses, follow our SAS4SMB blog series or visit SAS for Small and MidSize Business. Data underpins the operations and strategic decisions of every business. Yet these days, data is generated faster than it can be digested, making it challenging […]

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SAS named “Champion” in InfoTech Midmarket BI Report – Why should you care?

To read more ongoing tips and insights for small and midsize businesses, follow our SAS4SMB blog series or visit SAS for Small and MidSize Business . The software industry is a complicated place, with new technologies constantly being introduced. As a small and midsize business (SMB), how can you keep up […]

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Small Business Saturday is worth celebrating

To read more ongoing tips and insights for small and midsize businesses, follow our SAS4SMB blog series or visi SAS for Small and MidSize Business . When we take the pulse of the economy, small businesses are often overlooked. Why is that? Is it their size? The lack of a […]

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3 signs you're ready to graduate from spreadsheets to analytics

To read more ongoing tips and insights for small and midsize businesses, follow our  SAS4SMB blog series or visi SAS for Small and MidSize Business . Small and midsize businesses live in the world of Excel. And why not? Spreadsheets are easy to use, inexpensive, and easily available – making them the […]

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