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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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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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 ways to improve customer loyalty with analytics

It’s no secret that analytics helps large organizations determine what offers are best for their customers and their business, but can powerful analytics be harnessed for small and medium business success? For the answer, I turned to Oberweis Dairy, a 90-year-old mid-sized business that has grown from a family-owned dairy farm […]

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5 things I learned from leading entrepreneurs

I recently had the good fortune to travel to Phoenix, AZ, for the Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards, the must-attend event for the nation’s leading entrepreneurs. It is just that. Talk about inspiring!  In attendance were some of the most amazing people I have ever encountered -- folks who are […]

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Discussing analytics with midsize companies in Las Vegas

Every year, SAS hosts the Premier Business Leadership Series, which focuses on gathering the most innovative corporate minds from around the world to tackle and discuss the latest challenges and trends within the corporate world.  With SAS being used in 90 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500 […]

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