Today’s digitized world generates zetabytes of data. Businesses must harness the power of data to swiftly react to and capitalize on opportunities for growth, innovation and competitive advantage. Your organization may not fully be utilizing the myriad ways data and analytics bring strategic insights. Analytics is a strategic business tool to solve specific and complex organizational problems, equipping you to routinely and swiftly make fact-based decisions across your value chain.
Many organizations are increasing their emphasis and investment in innovating new business models. Leapfrogging your competitors means developing innovative products, services and delivery methods that will support your business to gain market share. Creating an innovative value proposition and economic model also enables your organization to compete effectively with new, emerging competitors.
Using fact-based insights to drive your innovation strategy, powered by analytics applied to rich data, enables your company to identify opportunities for innovation and growth.
Alignment between internal operating effectiveness and external customer experience is possible. Data and analytics can yield valuable insight into customer behavior. By improving data analysis, businesses can capture the information they need in order to market the right products to the right customers.
Treated as a strategic asset aligned with a company’s business strategy, supply chain improves financial performance. Supply chain performance depends on the ability to respond quickly to changes in demand and supply through the ups and downs of business cycles. Analytics and new technologies make the supply chain transparent, enabling companies to adjust quickly to changes.
Companies are scrutinizing data from various sources and applying predictive analytics in order to anticipate and plan for future workforce needs. The result: fact-based, future-focused insights on which you can act to improve retention, engagement and productivity.
A fact-based culture means putting data into the DNA of the organization. Data and insights generated are no longer solely a management tool. Today’s leading organizations have embedded data-driven decisions and actions into the hands of their front-line staff and business partners across and outside the organization. Only then can you create a truly differentiated customer experience.
Predicting and anticipating economic and market forces that will impact your business strategy and results is critically important and by no means simple. Global economies are constantly affected by a variety of factors. New markets are being shaped by demographic and behavioral shifts. New types of consumer dynamics and behavior are shaping commerce in unpredictable ways.
Using fact-based decisions to drive your business strategy, powered by analytics applied to rich data, enables your organization to more accurately define your strategy and be successful. Selecting the right tools, data scientists and performance metrics are just some of the steps that build and encourage a fact-based decision culture for improved results.
is the time a majority of tax departments spend using analytics to model the effects of business opportunities and focus on forecasting.
10Minutes on Transforming the Tax Function
executives feel productivity growth is important to success.
Productivity Growth: The crucial link between investment and return, PwC/Financial Times, 2013
of US executives say their greatest concern about innovation is developing the right strategies for the growth they need to achieve.
PwC Global Innovation Survey 2013
of executives view analytics as a top priority.
PwC Digital IQ Survey 2012