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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SMBs can manage data without programming

Collecting data quickly and efficiently is a focus for businesses regardless of their size.  For small and mid-sized businesses, successfully managing data without being a burden on an understaffed and overworked IT department can be an added challenge.  Plus, there is the added responsibility of making sure ACCURATE data is […]

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Are startups too small for analytics?

Startups are quickly becoming the lifeblood of new business in this country and around the world.  A vast array of new business ideas and ventures are being generated at a blistering pace by talented entrepreneurs.  Throughout my experience within the small and mid-size business marketplace, I've often found that startups, […]

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SAS 4 SMB: a new series for small and midsize companies

Here’s the thing, if you are a small or midsize business, you realize (better than anyone) how there is really nothing small or midsize about what you do. It is simply business ... and just like with all the Fortune 500 monster companies out there, you face the same dilemmas […]

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Drive your data with analytics

Mikhail Semeniuk, Director of Analytics at TrueCar, will explain why his company turned to SAS for an analytics solution that didn't require a large staff but was flexible enough to grow with the company, and powerful enough to better manage data and create fast, accurate forecasts. Mikhail works on the […]

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