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

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.

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.

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.

Website Analytics 101: Which Metrics Should We Measure?

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When it comes to website analytics, consider the areas you want to improve and then take the time to measure and track your progress on a monthly basis. Grow Marketing & Sales company website data intelligence marketing website analytics

[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

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

7 Ways to Use Data and Analytics for Strategic Change

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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.

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.

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

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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.

Startups That Tackle Big Data Analytics Will Win Big

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Here's how startups and small businesses can tackle data analytics and stay ahead of the curve. Grow Technology big data data analytics data intelligence data management technologyBig data is the talk of the town.

Lean Analytics

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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.

Predictive Analytics in 2018: What’s Possible, Who’s Doing It, and How

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Predictive analytics, in other words, wasn’t a panacea. This post details those changes and shows how several businesses—and not just behemoths—have cultivated the predictive analytics landscape. Increasingly powerful systems cracked open the door for real-time predictive analytics.

Predictive Analytics is a Goldmine for Startups

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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.

10 Ways To Use Analytics To Supercharge Your Business

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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.

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!

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?

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

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! "

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!).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Using Your Data Analytics The Right Way

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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.

5 Questions to Ask When Approaching Digital Analytics Data

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It’s all about asking the right digital analytics questions. But in digital analytics, it’s crucial. According to Tim Wilson from Analytics Demystified , “Most analyses don’t turn up wildly surprising and dramatic insights. For instance, is your Google Analytics data sampled?

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.

How to Analyze Your A/B Test Results with Google Analytics (Updated)

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Most testing tools have gotten better at it over the years, but still lack what you can do with Google Analytics – which is like everything. You need to integrate each test with Google Analytics. Otherwise you risk overwriting some of the test data stored in Google Analytics.

Digital Marketing & Analytics: Five Deadly Myths De-mythified!

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For how to go about this, use the wonderful Analytics Ladder of Awesomeness. Bonus : If you want to know the three phases that help you create a great digital strategy: The Complete Digital Analytics Ecosystem: How To Win Big.]. POP your site and ad platforms analytics implementations.

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.

Google Analytics 101: How To Configure Google Analytics To Get Actionable Data

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After reading some of our subscriber feedback , we noticed that many ConversionXL readers didn’t have a solid foundation with a proper Google Analytics setup. Each user of Google Analytics can have multiple accounts. In-Page Analytics (or enhanced link attribution).

The Lean Analytics Cycle: Metrics > Hypothesis > Experiment > Act

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This thought was in my mind as I was reading Lean Analytics a new book by my friend Alistair Croll and his collaborator Benjamin Yoskovitz. In this post, we’ll look at each of the four steps in the Lean Analytics Cycle in more detail. Go get Alistair and Ben's book Lean Analytics.

Going Beyond Facial Recognition – Why The Future Of Security And Possibilities Lie In Video Analytics

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The possibilities of facial recognition have placed it at the forefront as both a security measure as a means of biometric identification, as well as a reliable means of gathering data for analytical purposes. However, with video analytics, we are presented with some advantages.