10 Interesting statistics pointing to the growing significance of data analytics

With the McKinsey Global Institute reporting that data-driven organizations are now 23 times more likely to acquire customers, 6 times as likely to retain customers, and 19 times as likely to be profitable, enterprise organizations have quickly realized they can no longer hit the snooze button on insights-driven transformation. 

A new survey of 500 analytics and business intelligence professionals from around the globe reveals that while some organizations and industries are off to a slow start, others have heeded the wake-up call in a new decade that will demand real-time informed experiences and decisions.

Here are 12 striking statistics from the 2020 Global State of Enterprise Analytics Report:

  1. 94% of business professionals say data and analytics is important to their business growth and digital transformation, up 4% from 2019
  2. 57% say their organization’s analytics programs are on par with their peers, while 26% believe their organization is ahead of its competitors
  3. 56% of organizations leveraging analytics are experiencing faster and more effective decision making, and more than half (51%) are realizing better financial performance
  4.  46% of organizations have been able to identify and create new products and revenue streams through their analytics use
  5.  45% of brands are currently leveraging analytics to develop new business models
  6.  59% of organizations are currently using advanced and predictive analytics
  7.  The top three things holding most organizations back from using data and analytics more effectively are data privacy and security concerns (43%), limited access to data and analytics across the organization (29%), and a lack of analytics-related talent and training (27%)
  8.  95% say that they will invest either more or about the same in their analytics initiatives over the next year, with 65% saying they will invest more. Large enterprise organizations (those with 10,000 or more employees) are most enthusiastic about their investment plans—79% of large enterprises say they will invest more
  9.  65% of organizations say they will invest more in the coming year in hiring data and analytics talent. Large enterprise organizations (those with 10,000 or more employees) are most enthusiastic in their investment plans, with 75% saying they will invest more.
  10. When most employees are required to get data to make a business decision, only 3% are able to do it in seconds. For 60%, it takes hours or days

For more statistics from the global survey, as well as geographic-specific results (Brazil, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States), download the MicroStrategy 2020 Global State of Enterprise Analytics Report.

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