What Is The Role Of Statistics In Business?


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Adam Yare answered
Statistics play a vital role in nearly all businesses and form the backbone for all future development strategies.

Businesses closely analyse data and statistics to work out what they are doing right and what is working for the company; while also determining what needs immediate attention or changing if things are not going so well. Therefore without detailed statistics to draw on, businesses would be running their companies blind-folded; which can result in complete disaster.

Every business plan starts with extensive research and this is all compiled into statistics that can influence a final decision. Many businesses need to apply for bank loans when they are starting out or when growth is initiated. The bank will only grant a loan if they can see extensive statistics to indicate the business will make the money they claim and thus will be able to repay the loan. If a business went to a bank without any statistical evidence, it is extremely unlikely the bank would approve the loan request.

Statistics aid development and learning, so their role in business should never be underestimated. The traditional business model would simply not work without access to detailed statistical reporting as any direction would be lost and keeping track of finances would be almost impossible.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Helps To:
1. Study demand
2. Accounting and auditing
3. Quality control
4. Location size decisions
5. Planning future operations
6. Marketing decisions
7. Production planning
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Statistics plays an important role in establishing the marketing strategies and in positioning the company in marketing .through statistical research a one can know the customer's demand .
Michael Lai Profile
Michael Lai answered
Depending on the type of business that is being operated, statistics are mainly used in business to gather information about their customers (current or potential), and would mainly be used to help improve or increase sales or marketing by making their business more tailored to their customers. Alternatively, if they were looking to open new markets, then they would use this to research the needs and demands of customers. Statistics are also used in business to work out the breakdown of financial dealings of the company, so they can address where the spending and returns have been for the company, so they can budget for future spending and expenses.
Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
Personally, I never saw much use of stats in busines as Ive always run my small business with giving the customer the best service at the very best price, on time, and utmost professionalism and have always stood behind my word 110%  and its survived 42 years now without ever relying on business stats. There are exceptions to everything so many businesses survive accordingly to these stats but I never have seen how or why but they play the big busines game I guess, but this my observation here
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Karl Sagan answered

Thank you for such useful information. It is correct that the article says that this is very important for business, it is especially important that there is a person who could analyze these statistics. I also recently found an interesting article about personal crm and I didn't know about it before, but everything was written in detail in this article.

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