How to Better Align Internal Teams with Data Analytics

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More enterprises are adopting data analytics over time. But there’s still a long way to go in terms of analytics maturity. Gartner still classifies more than 87 percent of businesses as having “low business intelligence (BI) and analytics maturity.”

Anaplan: The verticalization of analytics

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I spent a few hours at Anaplan’s annual Hub conference in Vegas. It is my first time at an Anaplan event and I sensed the buzz of a vendor going through a phase of rapid growth and having to manage. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors

10 Areas Where You Can Win With Predictive Analytics

Startup Professionals Musings

By contrast, predictive analytics uses data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that guide you to where you should go next. According to Eric Siegel in the updated version of his classic book “ Predictive Analytics ,” it’s the power to predict who will click, buy, lie, or die. Additionally, predictive analytics can help make the best medical decision at the point of care. Big Data Eric Siegel predictive analytics startup

Become Your Own Boss With A Business Analytics Career

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If you’ve ever dreamt of setting your own hours and being your own boss, consider switching to a career in business analytics. Turns out, just about every business from Main Street to Wall Street needs business analytics to maximize their potential growth.

Host Analytics: The Beauty of Focus

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Very few vendors actually do that but transaction processing vendors are constantly claiming to add analytical capabilities. Us analysts like to ask vendors: what next? I am constantly asking them to verticalize.

Advice On How To Make Your First Analytics Hire

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Recently, I’ve been working with a few of our portfolio companies to help them think about how to recruit and interview their first analytics hire. Analytics vs. Finance?—?what’s When to make your first analytics hire. What to look for in your first analytics hire.

[Infographic] Learning Analytics 101

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We hear a lot about the use of analytics to measure online statistics or in social media, but how using it to improve education? Others analytics data anaylytics education intelligent data learning online education

Lean Analytics

Startup Lessons Learned

Lean Analytics is the latest addition to the Lean Series. For example, in the revenue stage—where the company is busy growing revenues and pouring a percentage of them back into user acquisition—there are several places where analytics and iteration can help increase revenues.

7 Ways to Use Data and Analytics for Strategic Change

Startup Professionals Musings

More than ever, businesses need to take full advantage of automation, data, and analytics to run their business more productively and competitively. Let the data and the analytics suggest the questions you need to ask, not the answers. Keep your eye on the data and the analytics.

How Data Analytics Influences (and Can Better Influence) Your Business

YoungUpstarts

A relatively new concept, data analytics is the wave of the business current and future. Safety is another advantage of data analytics. For example, Beantown looks to data analytics jobs Boston police can rely upon to determine where in the city crime occurs for officer distribution.

Artificial Intelligence: Implications On Marketing, Analytics, And You

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It’s implications are far and wide, even in the narrow scope that I live in (marketing, analytics, influence). Machine Learning | Analytics. Machine Learning | Analytics. More and more humans are going to be transitioned out of the business of analytics. A rare post today.

The Impact Matrix | A Digital Analytics Strategic Framework

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The universe of digital analytics is massive and can seem as complex as the cosmic universe. Even simple questions like “ How effective is our analytics strategy? Both pictures above are frighteningly complex because the analytics world we occupy is complex.

Mixpanel vs. Google Analytics: The 2018 Guide

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Instead, we’re comparing Mixpanel and Google Analytics in the terms that drive business growth—identifying the core use cases for each tool and the business problems they solve, while highlighting the features that make it possible. Google Analytics excels at revealing your traffic sources.

Predictive Analytics is a Goldmine for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

By contrast, predictive analytics uses data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that guide you to where you should go next. According to Eric Siegel in his new book “ Predictive Analytics ,” it’s the power to predict who will click, buy, lie, or die.

Excellent Analytics Tip #22: Calculate Return On Analytics Investment!

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Every post is about unleashing the power of digital analytics (the potent combination of data, systems, software and people). But we've never stopped to consider this question: What is the return on investment (ROI) of digital analytics? Analysts: Put up or shut up time!

Anaplan: The verticalization of analytics

deal architect

I spent a few hours at Anaplan’s annual Hub conference in Vegas. It is my first time at an Anaplan event and I sensed the buzz of a vendor going through a phase of rapid growth and having to manage. Cloud Computing, SaaS Enterprise Software (other vendors

10 Ways To Use Analytics To Supercharge Your Business

Startup Professionals Musings

By contrast, predictive analytics uses data patterns to make forward-looking predictions that guide you to where you should go next. According to Eric Siegel in his newly updated book “ Predictive Analytics ,” it’s the power to predict who will click, buy, lie, or die.

Host Analytics: The Beauty of Focus

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Very few vendors actually do that but transaction processing vendors are constantly claiming to add analytical capabilities. Us analysts like to ask vendors: what next? I am constantly asking them to verticalize. Analysts also love to create new market categories. Cloud Computing, SaaS

Ford: Analytics is Job 1

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Analytics has replaced Quality as Job 1 and no wonder CEO Alan Mullaly has been rumored as a Microsoft CEO candidate As Ford rolls out the 6th generation of its iconic Ford Mustang, Computerworld reports "Historically, you didn''t want to

Five Key Elements For A Big Analytics Driven Business Impact

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And, as if unlimited is not enough, nearly every month your analytics vendors release new features, you discover new analytics solutions, and as your business is more successful (hurray!) What guarantees that agility and innovation are present in your analytics practice?

Google Analytics 360: The Features Worth $150k a Year

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For many, Google Analytics 360 is a black box. That disconnect exists because many, myself included, have understood Google Analytics 360 primarily as an expansion of the data caps we encounter with the free version. Google Analytics 360 overview. Digital Analytics

6 Ways to Set Up Funnels in Google Analytics

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Funnel tracking in Google Analytics is one of the best ways to identify—in detail—where you’re going wrong. I’ll show you six funnel features in Google Analytics to boost your conversions by understanding where prospects falter in their journey. Custom Funnels in Google Analytics 360.

The Magic of Universal Analytics: Strategy, Tactics, Implementation Tips

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In a Q&A after a keynote a couple of years ago, I was asked: " When will traditional business analysis subsume the web analytics silo? " " My reply: " All business will ultimately be digital, so, if anything, web analytics will subsume business analysis! "

4 Essential Methods of Session Stitching in Google Analytics

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With a single click, a user can destroy Google Analytics data: Moving from an AMP page to the main site or the main site to a payment processor can turn one visit into multiple sessions, mucking up source data along the way. Analytics code changes. Digital Analytics

The Complete Digital Analytics Ecosystem: How To Win Big

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The world of digital analytics seems to be insanely complicated. I led a discussion the other day with a collection of people who were brand new to the space and some who were jaded long-term residents of Camp Web Analytics. Digital Analytics Ecosystem: The Inputs.

Form Analytics: What You Can Track and How to Track It

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If you’re not tracking form analytics, you don’t know. Form analytics can illuminate potential issues. Form analytics provide quantitative data on metrics such as field timings, field re-entries, last field before abandonment, completion rates by segment, etc. Digital Analytics

25 Marketers Share Awesome Social Analytics Tools For 2016

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Social analytics and video marketing are likely to be the key marketing trends for 2016. We talked to global social media experts and influencers to share with us their top social analytics tools for the coming year. 16 Top Social Analytics Tools For 2016.

Speed, Focus, Smart Insights: 5 Google Analytics Custom Reports FTW!

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You can download them into your Google Analytics account via one click (along with some lovely Advanced Segments and a Dashboard). Many custom reports are wrong because we mess up the fundamental data model in analytics. Standard reports stink. Custom reports rock!

Google Analytics Visitor Segmentation: Users, Sequences, Cohorts!

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This post covers an important evolution in Google Analytics' segmentation power. You are going to love analytics and analysis so much more by the time you are done with this post! Google Analytics: New Segmentation User Experience. Google Analytics: Cohort Analysis.

Five Keys To Leading In The Age Of Analytics

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by Andrew Wells and Kathy Chiang, co-authors of “ Monetizing Your Data: A Guide to Turning Data into Profit-Driving Strategies and Solutions “ Data and analytics have redefined the way we compete. There are five keys to leading in the age of analytics: 1.

Digital Analytics + Marketing Career Advice: Your Now, Next, Long Plan

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Like this blog, it will be particularly relevant for those who are in digital analytics and digital marketing. The first two are from editions of my newsletter, The Marketing – Analytics Intersect (it goes out weekly, and is now my primary publishing channel, sign up!).

SAPs Analytical Credibility

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Cloud revenues are just 4% of total 2013 revenues. Three of its senior cloud executives from SuccessFactors and Ariba acquisitions have moved on in the last year. Its own internally developed BYD shows little traction after years of investment. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP

Be Real-World Smart: A Beginner's Advanced Google Analytics Guide

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The outcome of book smart is rarely better for analytics practitioners then folks trying to learn how to fly an airplane from how-to books. This is all the way from Aug 2009: Web Analytics Career Advice: Play In The Real World! Go to the Analytics Help Demo Account page.

Truth in Analytics

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Nate Silver, the election forecaster was on CNN this morning. Try as hard as he might, Fareed Zakaria could not get very specific answers about November from Nate. I found that segment part frustrating because of Nate’s evasiveness, part fascinating

Using Analytics Effectively To Execute Your Brand Strategy

YoungUpstarts

Luckily, much of the guesswork in measuring ROI has become much more easy to track: analytics allow you to establish data-driven goals and measures across marketing channels, streamlining and focusing your efforts. Analytics can also point out market limits. by Lewis Robinson.

Ten Hidden Gems In Google Analytics: Do Smarter Web Data Analysis!

Occam's Razor

The 80/20 rule applies to our use of web analytics tools as well. I recommend that periodically you gather folks around you for lunch, pull up Adobe Analytics on the big screen in the conference room, let each person expose one hidden report or feature.

Using Your Data Analytics The Right Way

YoungUpstarts

With this transition, data becomes the underpinning factor and companies are to concern themselves what data they need, how it is shared, where it stored, how fast it moves and the analytical power to trigger the next business decision. by Lynette Seah, founder of Alpha7.

Ad Block Tracking With Google Analytics: Code, Metrics, Reports

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I am insanely excited that we can track ad blocking behavior in Google Analytics, so easily. Setting Google Analytics front end elements (custom dimensions, advanced segments). Let now go and configure the Google Analytics front-end. Go to any report in Google Analytics.

Magnificent Mobile Website And App Analytics: Reports, Metrics, How-to!

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Remember, when someone says mobile analytics, first ask the clarifying question: Do you mean mobile application or mobile website ? Then approach each separately (even though there are tools like Google Analytics that will do both). Analytics > Mobile > Overview > Devices.

The Marketing Analytics Intersect: My Newsletter!

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I want you to sign up for something very, very special I'm doing: Writing short stories from the intersection of marketing and analytics. My newsletter is called The Marketing < > Analytics Intersect. Happy analytics. Happy analytics.

Excellent Analytics Tip #27: Chase Smart Calculated Metrics!

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I've consistently complained about a fundamental flaw in Web Analytics tools: They incentivize one night stands , rather than engagements matching customer-intent. It is just how all of the Digital Analytics tools are configured at their very core. For the last decade (#omg!),

Rock Analytics More: Obsess About Goals And Goal Values!

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If you don't have goals, you are not doing digital analytics. We were brain storming about the next cluster of coolness for Analytics, the conversation quickly went to what Analysts need to look at on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Digital Marketing And Analytics: Two Ladders For Magnificent Success

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Progress in digital marketing and analytics in either scenario becomes painful (the organization / systems / thinking is simply not in the optimal position). In this post I want to arm you with the evolution you should undertake in your companies when it comes to marketing and analytics.