SAS Makes Switch to Business Goals
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Re: Guided Analysis
  • 10/26/2014 9:50:04 PM


Guided analytics was a new analytics concept for me, so I Googled it. For others similar uninitiated, here are some possibly helpful online explanations, with a particularly useful paragraph from each:

The idea behind guided analytics is that you are presented with a visual view of the data and you can analyze it in across a number of paths via user interactivity. While it isn't static curated analytics, it isn't chaotic ad-hoc analytics either. There is a structure to it that keeps you within the bounds of a relevant focus area, specifically involving context.

Guided Analytics streamlines the data to action process, automatically highlighting areas of underperformance, priorities, and actions, allowing your team to focus on what they do best, making things happen out in the field.
Guided analytics is built on the premise that analytics should do more than reporting, they should "guide" the end-user through analyses to the right action. This enables all users (irrespective of analytical capabilities) to leverage your logic, real-time information and best practices in their decisions.

Guided Analytics is a manner of laying out the constituent parts of a dashboard in such a way that a logical path is followed from the initial visualisation until the realisation of the final answer.


Now I'd like to see this implemented in a public transportation or urban planning context...


Guided Analysis
  • 10/26/2014 9:29:18 PM

I really like that SAS is working n guided analysis.  Its a great step, especially for those not as familiar with any statistical analysis. Per SAS's website "SAS/LAB software provides an integrated environment for performing standard data analyses such as regression and analysis of variance.The software explains and interprets analysis results, makes suggestions for further analysis, and issues warnings about violated assumptions. The point-and-click interface provides convenient methods for converting raw data to a usable form, producing graphical display of results, and converting results to a report."  

I see it as a step forward in interactive AI.