Will Brick-and-Mortar Survive this Holiday Season?

Despite last year’s successful holiday season, brick-and-mortar retailers are very aware that online retailers will continue to take aim to claim a larger portion of sales during the industry’s most critical season. Due to the changing market conditions and weakening consumer spending, this could be the year that sinks brick-and-mortar retailers that guess wrong.

Andrew Duguay, Sr. Economist at Prevedere, shares his 6-month forecast of the retail industry and how retail executives should refine their brick-and-mortar strategy in light of upcoming market conditions.

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Understanding Consumers: Getting the Full Story

How well do you understand your consumers? Sure, you already know when a consumer redeems a coupon, buys your product or instead opts for a store brand. But do you know what they’re doing when they’re not engaging with your brand or shopping for your products?

In this webinar, presented by CGT and Prevedere, attendees will learn:

  • The leading outside indicators for CPG industry growth.
  • How to gather and incorporate economic and consumer behavior data into your analysis.
  • An economic outlook of the risks and opportunities facing the CPG industry in the second quarter of 2017.
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Prevedere and Microsoft – Office365 Integration

Your spreadsheet just got a lot smarter. At Prevedere, we understand most financial analysts use the spreadsheet as their preferred tool for complex forecasting calculations. Spreadsheets, specifically Microsoft Excel, are indispensable in the financial world, so we made it easy to import Prevedere data directly into your Excel documents.

Using the Prevedere add-in for Excel Online, you can gain access to exclusive and critical financial information to confidently and proactively drive your business forward from any browser. The right data, better insights, in less time.

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Argyle CFO Webinar – Leveraging Data to Make Sense of an Uncertain Economy

Argyle CFO Forum, in partnership with Prevedere, brought together leading CFOs and finance executives leaders in a discussion-based format to explore best practices in determining how external economic factors affect business performance, the true cost of inaccurate forecasting, and how to make fact-based decisions by leveraging existing big data investments. Panelists included:

  • Alan Rouse – Mars (Moderator)
  • Javier Alarcon – ConAgra Foods
  • Cathy Hauslein – Mattress Firm
  • Chi Miller – Intel Corporation
  • Derek Smith – Prevedere
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Prevedere and Forrester: Sharpen Business Performance with Predictive Intelligence

Prevedere CEO, Rich Wagner and his guest, Forrester Analyst, Mike Gualtieri discuss powerful trends in predictive analysis and the ways it can dramatically improve business performance forecasting. Topics include:

  • Key challenges faced by executives in forecasting demand
  • The critical role economic factors play in forecast accuracy
  • How to make the most of your existing data and BI investment

Special thanks to our guest Forrester for participation in this webinar.

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Prevedere Spotlight – Racetrac Petroleum

Prevedere Spotlight – Masonite

Prevedere – Why Forecast in the Dark?


Using Exogenous Data to Increase Return on Equity and Assets

Knowing the future is mission critical and this is only accomplished by looking outside your 4 walls for external drivers of performance. This whitepaper provides insight on the value of external data across 5 key areas of any business.



Leveraging External Data to Know When Best to Enter (and Exit) a Market

resource_thumbnail-makingbettermarketdecisions3Many businesses operate globally, but deciding whether to enter or exit a market can be very complicated. This white paper will discuss how macro and micro-economic data of a market can bring critical insight on what to do next.



Maximizing Shareholder Value with External Data Analytics

This whitepaper describes the symptoms and problems companies experience if they are not leveraging external data effectively and the resulting impact to the bottom line. Next, it covers the correct procedures to effectively identify and verify external leading drivers of business performance.



Big Data is No Small Decision

When it comes to Big Data, it is easy to get overwhelmed and hard to identify where to start. To gain support of key leaders and ensure a successful Big Data project you need to identify the most important information decision makers will want to analyze. Learn how including external drivers are the most important predictor of business performance.



The Ultimate Retail Bargain

The seasonal swings in the retail industry make reading and analyzing data more difficult. This whitepaper guides retailers through the three steps to successfully chart and analyze leading economic indicators without diluting their data by seasonally adjusting.



Case Studies

Racetrac Petroleum

resource_thumbnail-casestudy_racetracRacetrac Petroleum operates over 650 gas stations and convenience stores in the Southern United States. After working with Prevedere, Racetrac was able to dramatically improve demand forecasts for many products sold at their stores. By including regional economic data, Racetrac was able to save millions in overstock charge-offs.



Advanced Drainage Systems

In this whitepaper Mike Higgins, Sales and Marketing Manager from Advanced Drainage Systems, describes the value in adding Prevedere to the sales forecast process to open communication and remove bias.