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How To Be An Analyst – Register for our Webinar


EDIT 6/1/11: Click here to access a recording of this incredibly popular webinar!

Join arcplan on June 1st at 2pm Eastern for How To Be An Analyst, a free webinar on common data analysis techniques and their real-world application in business intelligence.

Many of the scorecards and dashboards you see today are quick glances into the rear view mirror of a business, but what most businesses need is a deeper look into the metrics that drive  performance. The issue is not a technology problem – most modern business intelligence platforms can easily perform more advanced analysis. It's a people problem, and it's probably not your fault. Many business managers were never taught to be analysts, have assumed the role because of a staffing shortage, or simply like being self-sufficient when it comes to answering business questions. But the truth is, it takes time to understand all of the nuances of data analysis in order to be able to extract meaningful information from rows and rows of data.

This presentation is a primer on the art (and craft) of being analytical. It's for managers who are new to data analysis or have simply forgotten what they learned in school.  We'll begin with overviews and use cases of the basic methods of analysis including:

  • Sorting and ranking
  • Comparative analysis
  • Contribution and Pareto analysis
  • Projection and regression analysis

Then we'll apply these methods to real world business intelligence scenarios that you see on scorecards and dashboards, including:

  • Sales rep performance
  • Revenue forecasting
  • Accounts receivable and the aged trial balance
  • Financial reporting, P&L, and balance sheet
  • Pareto analysis (the 80/20 rule)
  • Above-and below-the-line performance analysis

Becoming an analyst is a journey. This presentation will set you off on the right foot in your quest to master some of the most common data analysis techniques.

Date: Wednesday, June 1st
Time: 2:00 pm Eastern (New York City time zone)
Presenter: Dwight deVera, Senior Vice President

Register Now For This Webinar


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