Scenario Analysis: A Powerful Analytics Force

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Microsoft Office Excel Scenario Manager and Prescriptive Analytics

River Logic’s Enterprise Optimizer® and Microsoft Office Excel® have a long and close working relationship. For two decades, EO’s prescriptive analytics-based models have read data from and written data to Excel workbooks. Consistently one of EO’s most popular data sources, Excel makes building prototype EO models or conducting quick, one-off consulting projects considerably easier. It has also been an excellent option to analyze EO model solution results, either with Excel’s built-in features or using add-on technologies like Tableau.

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What If Scenario Analysis was Prescriptive?

This is the second blog post in a series on True Integrated Business Planning (IBP).  If you missed the first post on why I joined River Logic and the definition of True IBP, you can read it here.  

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Opportunities for Enterprise Consultants Embracing Advanced Analytics

Enterprise consultants are uniquely positioned to maximize the benefits derived from advanced analytics, provided they act swiftly. The nature of new, complex, advanced analytics requirements places consulting firms at an advantage over traditional software companies. Consulting firms, understanding their advantaged position, are rapidly adopting predictive and prescriptive analytics, due to the following:

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River Logic, Inc. cited as Innovative Business Analytics Company Under $100M to Watch

International Data Corporation (IDC) recently released the report titled “Innovative Business Analytics Companies Under $100M to Watch.” The report features vendors that are innovating around three key trends in the business analytics market. These trends are: Collaborative Decision Management, Cloud-based Analytics, and Mobile Analytics.

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Finding directions in a complicated world

I am lucky because I work with some really smart people. One of those really smart guys recently said to me that “All problems are search problems”. He went on to point out how Google has taken this approach and has been wildly successful (check out Google’s current stock price). When you enter anything into a Google search box, you will get some kind of result. You may be shopping, looking to answer what movie won the 1957 best picture Oscar (The Bridge on the River Kwai) or trying to find how to get somewhere. Google is going to search its database and get you an answer.

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The Analytics Paradigm Shift: Why Enterprise Optimizer is Different

The paradigm shift with Enterprise Optimizer® (EO), a predictive modeling and analytics application, is the ability you’ll gain to:

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What’s Wrong with Spreadsheet Analysis?

Jim called me the other day. He is an analyst working for a mid-sized CPG company. I went to school with him back in the day. He usually calls with questions about his PC, such as “Why won’t it run fast enough?”

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What is Integrated Business Planning and Why the Fuss?

Q & A: What is Integrated Business Planning?

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We sat down with an IBP expert and fired off a series of questions to help readers interested in IBP understand the following:

  • Its definition
  • Its true value
  • How to go about finding the best IBP solution

If you still have questions, download our free e-Book on using IBP to maximize profitability and reduce risk .

Why the sudden interest?

Question: There is a lot of noise about Integrated Business Planning (IBP) in the market. What is driving this?

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