The ROI of Sustainability: Making the Business Case

Far from being a philanthropic “nice to have,” top-performing companies view sustainability as a “must-have” strategy for long-term success. Sustainability encompasses strategies to ensure optimal performance related to the business, the environment, and society. This road map can get you started: learn how to match environmental and social stewardship to actionable, and measurable improvements to your bottom line.

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ROI Case Study: IBM Business Analytics, Accelrys

IBM Cognos Express Xcelerator helped this software and services company earn a 586 percent ROI in just three months by providing deeper insights about products, services and costs. Read More

Nucleus ROI Case Study: Concept One Accessories

In late 2009, Concept One, a sports, entertainment, and fashion accessory firm, decided it needed a better way to deliver reporting to its managers. Report building had become a distraction for the IT department, preventing it from helping other lines of business. Also, it sometimes took several days to fulfill a request for a custom report. Read how this firm achieved an 866% ROI in two months using IBM Cognos Express. Read More

Making the Business Case for Analytics in the Mid-Market

To build a strong business case for investing in analytics, mid-size companies need to overcome common barriers to adoption, and focus on value propositions that align with revenue growth and cost containment. The use cases captured in this paper demonstrate the value that organizations have realized in sales, risk management, and corporate reporting through analytics.  Read More

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