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O.R. and Analytics Professionals use specialized tools and techniques to help organizations make better business decisions.

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Apply OR By using techniques such as mathematical modeling to analyze complex situations, operations research and analytics gives executives the power to make more effective decisions and build more productive systems based on more complete data, consideration of all available options, careful predictions of outcomes and estimates of risk, and the latest decision tools and techniques .

To achieve oustanding results, O.R. and analytics professionals draw upon the latest analytical technologies, including:

  • Simulation: Giving you the ability to try out approaches and test ideas for improvement
  • Optimization: Narrowing your choices to the very best when there are virtually innumerable feasible options and comparing them is difficult
  • Probability and Statistics: Helping you measure risk, mine data to find valuable connections and insights, test conclusions, and make reliable forecasts

Getting Started With Analytics Website Learn more about operations research and advanced analytics and what it can do for you. Find case studies, videos, white papers, O.R. and analytics experts who can help you, and more.

INFORMS Members may also register to be included in the Analytics Professional Directory -- a one-stop shop for potential clients seeking analytics expertise -- and share your analytics success stories.

Edelman Presentation Videos on Demand

Get on-demand access to Franz Edelman Award competition presentations through the INFORMS Video Learning Center, the newest in our list of expansive member benefits. All presentations come complete with slides. You're now only a few clicks away to gaining insight on the rapidly changing marketplace, developing strategies with O.R., and enhancing your practice or career.

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On-Demand Wagner Prize Presentations

View presentations of verifiable O.R. practice success that made a substantial difference in their organizations. Use them in the classroom or to apply lessons learned to your own organization.

INFORMS Today: The Podcast Series

O.R. and analytics experts share their insights on how crunching the numbers changed their organizations. INFORMS Today: The Podcast Series.

Analytics Magazine

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