Business Intelligence and Analytics: Make Sense of Your Data

Overview

1.5 Credits
ONLINE

Volatility and complexity are the new normal. Most organizations are drowning in data, but starving for information. The finance and accounting function has the opportunity to leverage Big Data and the continuum of analytics - descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive. All are useful for better decision making. Collecting, validating, and reporting data is not the same thing as analyzing information where we can glean valuable, actionable insights. In some ways the finance function is many years behind other disciplines such as marketing, sales, and supply chain managers, in applying analytics. How can the CFO's function catch up? This event may be a rebroadcast of a live event and the instructor will be available to answer your questions either during or after the event.

Objectives

Understand how Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Analytics (BA) can help you make sense of your organization's data.

Major Topics

The Rise of Business Intelligence (BI), Business Analytics (BA), and Big Data
  • Why the interest in BI and BA
  • The analytics continuum
  • How BA can provide a competitive advantage
  • The difference between BI and BA
  • The difference between forecasting and predictive analytics
  • Fundamentals of analytical techniques
  • Examples for the CFO and accounting function
  • Benefits from applying analytics

Designed For

CEOs, CFOs, Controllers and other corporate professionals

Prerequisite

Some data analysis experience is helpful

Advanced Preparation

None
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