STATISTICA Secret, Competitive Advantage with Analytics


statistica secretI work on very diverse projects and every day is interesting. But I am challenged to write blogs about these projects. My biggest challenge?


Non-disclosure agreements (NDA)…


StatSoft lists hundreds of customers on our website. But for some customers, STATISTICA is their “secret sauce”… their competive advantage for Enterprise data analytics. And they don’t want to lose the advantage, so they have a NDA with us. Some companies are private and many are publicly traded. Some are worth millions and many are worth billions.


Even variable names can be covered by the NDA, so I have to be careful with graphs or images that contain the variable names.


All this makes it harder to write about “success stories” for my projects. So, I decided to put together a top-3 list of reasons on why STATISTICA is the “secret sauce”.


  1. Familiar user interface, easy to learn for business users and statisticians

    STATISTICA uses common windows metaphors, so it is easy to learn. You can use “classic menus” or ribbon bars. (I highly recommend using ribbon bars.)

    * File menu to open and save files
    * Edit menu to edit content
    * Statistics and Data Mining for statistical analyses
    * Data for data management options

  2. Data, data everywhere and not a drop to drink

    Buying analytics software is normally not enough. StatSoft sells enterprise analytics software and services (installation, training, custom development, statistical consulting, predictive analytics consulting). Our focus is to get the customer quickly using Enterprise Analytics software. Frequently this means we need to work with the customer on data issues.

    Sometimes this means we are contracted to build a data mart. Sometimes this means we create or script complex workflows. And sometimes we just mentor the customer on creating workflows. It varies from customer to customer.

    StatSoft customizes services for the customer and the situation. We don’t force round pegs into square holes.

  3. Flexible, customizable software

    Easy to create and modify:

    * workflows
    * rules based decisioning
    * roles based login accounts
    * scripting language
    * API

About statsoftsa

StatSoft, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is now one of the largest global providers of analytic software worldwide. StatSoft is also the largest manufacturer of enterprise-wide quality control and improvement software systems in the world, and the only company capable of supporting its QC products worldwide, with wholly owned subsidiaries in all major markets (StatSoft has 23 full-service offices, on all continents), and its software is available in more than 10 languages.

Posted on August 26, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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