RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

In brief

  • Insights on the analytics implications of Accenture’s Technology Vision 2021 trends from SAS, an Accenture partner and leading provider of analytics.
  • Practical examples of early-phase applications of analytics in the context of trends such as digital twins and multiparty systems.
  • A closer look at the specific analytics capabilities that will be required to activate these trends.


Closer than they appear

Analytics technologies are among the most important enablers of the trends identified in Accenture’s Technology Vision report for 2021, which is no surprise given the prominent role that data plays in each of them. The disruption of 2020 fueled a widespread acceleration of analytics advances and adoption. Digital tools suddenly played a far bigger role in everything from operations to customer engagement strategies, creating new opportunities for deriving value from data. Analytics practices, processes and solutions grew more robust, and analytics expanded its reach throughout business and IT infrastructures.

How are analytics capabilities likely to fuel these trends? Which specific analytics and AI tools will play the largest roles? What are some leaders already doing to put these trends to work? Those are the types of questions this report takes on – trend by trend.

The trends identified in Accenture’s Technology Vision report may be closer than they appear—especially for those with a strong analytics culture.

A moment of potential and promise—enabled by analytics

Transformational bursts of advances like these rarely take place in such a compressed amount of time. The trends identified in Accenture’s Technology Vision report may be closer than they appear, especially for those with a strong analytics culture. Don’t squander this opportunity. Whether these trends are within reach for your organization or are still several years out, your strategy for adopting and implementing analytics capabilities should be pursued in a manner that accounts for their likely future impact on your organization.

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