Heading into the 2019 holiday retail season we are all examining ways to better leverage retail analytics and forecasting strategies. Smart retailers are making technology investments that help them analyze the right data and gain insights quickly to show fast ROI.
Accurately predicting the future through the strategic application of external factors to improve forecast accuracy has the potential to add more value than any other single business planning activity [...]
In an age of digital transformation, the role of the Chief Finance Officer is evolving. Empowered with external insights, a CFO can take a more proactive role in benefiting long-term profitability, ra [...]
Having the right data, and analytical skills to analyze that data, are amongst the top challenges companies face when it comes to their data and analytics initiatives, according to the Bridging the Da [...]
The holiday season is among the most stressful, and most profitable, periods retailers will face all year. During the 2018 holiday retail season, shoppers are expected to spend up to $640 per person o [...]
In any retail forecast, it seems impossible to even consider that Amazon could be too big to fail. Is it a valid concern? Considering Amazon's rapid growth and planned expansion, most are not worried. [...]
Retailers are preparing for one of their biggest weekends of the year as an estimated 164 million people are already planning to go shopping Black Friday and Cyber Monday, according to survey results [...]
All indicators point to year-over-year growth for the 2018 holiday retail season, making this year the tenth consecutive (paywall) year of growth for holiday spending.
Deloitte recently revealed significant gaps between data, decisions and financial performance in its Analytics Advantage Survey. The study revealed that the greatest benefit of data analytics teams is [...]