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17 Analytics Ideas to Get You Started

This list is provided to help you get started in analytics. Examples are from HR-People Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, Legal, Marketing and general Business Analytics. If you’re only interested in one of these areas, I have identified in each example, the business areas to which the idea applies. You can use that to skip quickly through the list.

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What Are Measures, Metrics and Key Performance Indicators [KPIs]? The Definitive Guide

Regardless of what you do each day, you’ve probably realized that you are surrounded by data. The quantity of data that exists in the world grows substantially with every passing hour and it is said that 95% of it has yet to be analyzed. That’s okay, because success in the data and metrics world is not about analyzing data for the sake of analyzing data. It’s about analyzing data to answer a question. There also has to be value in finding the answer to that question or you risk wasting valuable resources (time and money).

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Math that Keeps Your Company Out of The Courts

With gender and ethnic diversity being such sensitive topics in recent years, it is the responsibility of both Human Resources, Legal teams and math experts to proactively provide statistical back-up to certain workforce decisions. One important application of math to workforce decisions is in avoiding adverse impact.

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Reduce Stock-out Frustration with Easy Data Visualizations

To solve your inventory challenges, you went ahead and purchased an inventory management system. The software vendor demonstrated great capabilities to you and you thought your problems were behind you.

You took the time to add all of your part numbers to the system, your list of suppliers and their contracted lead times. The inventory system went live, your employees were all trained in how to use it, but in the end, you’re still experiencing unexpected stock-outs, displeased customers and frustrated customer service reps. Clearly, your new inventory software doesn’t work, right?

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