The SMB market is really the new frontier of Business Analytics. Until very recently, analytical platforms and tools costed hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars, putting them out of reach for all but the largest organizations. That has all changed with Apache Spark, a fast moving open source analytics platform available for free. Only in later 2015, has the technology advanced to the point where smaller companies can leverage fast, simple and free tools to get on the analytics journey. The unfair information advantage that large companies had over their smaller counterparts is coming to an end.
There are a number of areas where we can make huge impacts to your organization and it’s ability to compete in an increasingly global marketplace. One of the quickest and highest value analytical solutions for a small business, is to leverage analytics to provide highly accurate forecasts of future events. Whether it be overall sales, or broken down by division/region/office or products, we can provide sales volume forecasts by the minute, hour, day or month. As a owner or manager of a small business, having that kind of information at your fingertips can drastically change the way you do business. Forecasts, when done properly, can have widespread benefits across the organization, impacting not only sales and operations, but also to HR and Finance.
WWD would love to learn about your challenges and how we can work together to solve them.