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Articles from the staff of Datamensional regarding analytics, business, and technology.

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Trumped up Predictions: Why Nate Silver Missed the Mark on the GOP Nomination

Writing about Donald Trump—especially nowadays—is likely to incite a heated discussion and lose you friends. Whether or not you’re for or against him and his politics, it’s interesting that so few of the political bigwigs managed to foresee that he would get this far. Specifically, Nate Silver and his statistical […]

Top 5 Best practices for Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting Automation

A successful business envisions a continuous progress through a strong sense of planning and implementation. The planning phase is a crucial part of performance management wherein the business path is determined by using variables that affect performance. While it’s true that there is no straightforward path to success, there are […]

How To Use Excel for Seasonal Forecasting

If you have years worth of sales data, you can use that data, with the help of Excel, to predict upcoming trends and help you plan for your business. Forecasts can help you with important business decisions, such as managing staff and inventory, planning budgets, and predicting cash flow issues. […]

Budgets and Budget Cycles: How Long is Long Enough?

It goes without saying that a business can’t operate without a solid budget; the budget sets clear goals of income and expenditure for the entire body of the business, from top to bottom. There are many factors that go into determining your budget cycle length and the frequency of creating […]