From Compliance to Value Creation: The Changing Analytics of Sustainability


More than 4,500 corporate social responsibility reports are produced each year. That number is growing though it is still small compared to the number of companies that could produce such a report. The reporting process can be a intensive (some would even say grueling) process of data gathering and analysis – one that leading analytics [...]

Analytical Services Reach Full Flower

One of the most astounding developments in analytics over the past several decades is the rise of analytical professional services. Until a couple of years ago, organizations wanting to build and execute analytical applications were largely on their own. Now they’ve got plenty of help. The availability of consultants and integrators with quantitative skills, business [...]

Analytics in “Old Europe”

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Professor Thomas Davenport reports on analytics in Europe while delivering talks facilitated by Harvard Business Review and sponsored by SAS.

Analytics Swings Both Ways

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After another “Competing on Business Analytics” dinner sponsored by SAS and Accenture last night in Atlanta, what impressed me about analytics as a business resource is that it can support a very broad range of business strategies and conditions. Our two executive panelists were a great illustration of that range. David Dierker is the Vice [...]

Food Lion Exec Describes “Bootstrap” Analytics


At a “Competing on Business Analytics” event sponsored by SAS and Accenture in Chicago this week, Mike Haaf, former Food Lion SVP of Sales, Marketing, and Business Strategy, described a broad and successful program of analytical marketing and operations at the Carolina-based grocery retailer. When Haaf arrived at the company in 2003, its performance was [...]


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