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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Business Analytics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Business Analytics along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Business Analytics subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on “Business Analytics” as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

List of Business Analytics Books with author’s names, publishers, and an unbiased review as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books.

1. Business Analytics

1. “Fundamentals of Business Analytics” by R N Prasad and Seema Acharya

“Fundamentals of Business Analytics” Book Review: The book primarily focuses on the needs of students of engineering and management background. The book provides introductory knowledge to the students who wish to start a career in business analytics. The syllabus can be easily covered in one semester of college. The book begins with an introductory part, then explains more about the subject through the use of different tools, teaching the initials of few domains focussing on BI and explaining the problems and then their solutions using BI. It explains the complete working of a BI/ Analytics project from covering operational/transactional data sources, data transformation, data mart design-build, analytical reporting, and then finally to dashboards. There is an additional CD provided with the book which is more of a reference manual for students to give them a hands-on practice.

2. “Business Analytics: Applications To Consumer Marketing” by Sandhya Kuruganti and Hindol Basu

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“Business Analytics: Applications To Consumer Marketing” Book Review: The book serves as a ready reference for all the enthusiasts in the field of business analytics. The book provides knowledge about strategic imperatives of analytics, making a customer targeted approach for ease of analytics and explains all this with various case studies and real life examples. The topics covered in the book include one Acquisition, Two Usage Management, Three Cross – Sell, Four Retention Management, Five Pricing, Six Credit Bureau, Seven Quantitative Methods and Eight Analytics Ecosystem. This book gives practical guidance on how analytics is used in modern day industries for driving business decisions.

3. “Business Analytics: Data Analysis and Decision Making” by S Christian Albright and Wayne L Winston

“Business Analytics: Data Analysis and Decision Making” Book Review: The in-depth content provided in the book will help you become a master of data analysis, data modeling, and using spreadsheet (particularly excel) with this uniquely framed version. The book follows a quantitative methodology while explaining the use of different types of analytical tools with the help of various user friendly examples. The various examples and tools work best with Excel 2013 but are also compatible with Excel 2010 and 2007. The various data sets, tools and sources provide relevant learning. There is also a reference website which includes various tools and software: the Palisade DecisionTools Suite (@RISK, StatTools, PrecisionTree, TopRank, RISKOptimizer, NeuralTools, and Evolver); SolverTable, and allows the user to gain hands-on experience on data analysis; also contains ppt and tutorial videos.

4. “Business Analytics: An Application Focus” by Halady P

“Business Analytics: An Application Focus” Book Review: The book is written according to the requirements of students of engineering and management for a course in Business Analytics. The book also includes case studies and real life problems and how analytics is used to solve them. The topics covered in the book include Gap Analysis, Analytical Modelling by Factor and Cluster Analysis, Analytical Modelling by Logistics Regression and Discriminant Analysis, Segmentation of primary target market by Heuristic Modelling such as RFM (recency, frequency, monetary) analysis, Segmentation of target market based on large databases using Decision Tree approaches such as CHAID (Chi-square Automatic Interaction Detection) and other Classification and Regression Trees, Determining Linkages between unobserved constructs such as customer satisfaction and factors leading to it, using Structural Equation Modelling (SEM), Determining relative preferences in consumer perceptions by Conjoint Analysis.

5. “Business Analytics” by R Evans James

“Business Analytics” Book Review: The book serves as a ready reference for new age business analysts. The book describes the fundamental concepts of business analytics in the modern era and explains the use of several tools in data analysis and how they are important to an organization. After going through the book students will understand the basic principles of business analytics, will be able to work hand-in-hand with analytics professionals and effectively use those tools to interpret analytic models and make decisions for business growth. The book is basically divided into five parts: the first part focuses on basics of business analytics and Microsoft Excel and depicts how to manipulate the data and make simple spreadsheets; the second part focuses on the basic methods and tools of data analysis including statistics, explaining how to represent data visually, probability distributions and data modelling, sampling and estimation and statistical inference; part 3 discusses ways for building and analysing predictive models, making use of regression techniques, simulation, risk analysis and a small introductory part of data mining; part four deals with integral, linear and nonlinear optimization models and various applications; last part explains about philosophies, tools and techniques of decision analysis.

6. “Practical Business Analytics using SAS: A Hands-On Guide” by Venkat Reddy Konasani and Shailendra Kadre

“Practical Business Analytics using SAS: A Hands-On Guide” Book Review: The book primarily serves as a reference guide to young business enthusiasts coming from the field of management or engineering specially for IT and programming students who want to enter the analytics field. The book teaches on how to analyze the given data effectively in real-life business industries. There are more than 200 solved examples and exercises, including code and ready-to-use datasets for practice. Also there are various case studies that are used to explain SAS to solve complicated problems. The book starts by giving an introduction of the analytics field, tools used and SAS programming. Then it shows how SAS is used in the business field and how to start by programming in SAS by importing data and then manipulating it. Besides illustrating SAS basic functions, you will see how each function can be used to get the information you need to improve business performance.The book then briefly describes statistics, gives instruction on exploring data, preparing it for analysis, and testing hypotheses. It teaches how to use SAS to perform analytics and model using both basic and advanced techniques like multiple regression, logistic regression and time series analysis. The last chapter covers the big data analysis. There are numerous illustrations from banking and other firms which make the principles and methods a lot easier to explain.

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7. “Business Analytics: Concepts and Theories” by Chopra B

“Business Analytics: Concepts and Theories” Book Review: The in-depth content provided in the book will be useful for computer Science and management students of both post-graduation and under-graduation. The book thoroughly explains the technical concepts of the in-demand topic of business analytics. The book covers the overall syllabus of B.Tech., MCA courses of Punjab University, Punjabi University, Punjab technical University and many other major institutions. The topics covered in the book includes: introduction to business intelligence, introduction to business analytics, introduction to data warehousing, data modeling concepts and techniques, data mining and its techniques, application areas of data mining, concepts of mastering data management, delivering BI with Microsoft SQL Server 2012.

8. “Data science for Business” by Foster Provost

“Data science for Business” Book Review: The book is basically designed for data science enthusiasts who are trying to explore more in the field. The book starts by explaining the basic principles of data science and then explains why “data-analytic thinking” is necessary for deriving key insights from the given dataset and making value of the data. It also explains various data-mining techniques used in today’s world. The theory is well supported by examples from real-world business problems to help students give a better understanding. The content of the book gives you knowledge about how data science fits into an organization and how we can use it for the advantage of the firm. Explains how to treat data as an asset that requires some investment if one needs the real gain, how to approach business problems, how to use data-mining to collect and group good data in the right way and other concepts for extracting something useful from the given data.

9. “Analytics: Data Science, Data Analysis and Predictive Analytics for Business” by Daniel Covington

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“Analytics: Data Science, Data Analysis and Predictive Analytics for Business” Book Review: The book serves as a ready reference for all those who have a management or engineering background and wish to pursue a career in analytics. This book explains how to take advantage of the data from our daily working and make the data a powerful tool that influences a business completely. The contents of this book are developed to explain how data can be used for your advantage to enhance business outcomes. It explains why data is the most powerful tool, how to analyse data to help a business grow and steps involved while performing predictive analysis. Along with regression techniques, machine learning strategies and other risk management tips.

10. “Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Discovering, Analyzing, Visualizing and Presenting Data” by EMC Education Services

“Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Discovering, Analyzing, Visualizing and Presenting Data” Book Review: This book covers the numerous activities, methods and tools that are used by data scientists. The content of the book mainly focuses on concepts, principles and real-life applications that are applicable to any industry and business firm. The text is well supported with various examples that one can replicate using open-source software. The book helps you become a part of the data science team, develop a structured approach to data analytics problems, apply various analytic techniques and tools for analyzing big data and prepare for EMC Proven Professional Data Science Certification. Overall the book helps you to discover, analyze, visualize and present data.

11. “Business Environment: Text and Cases” by Justin Paul

“Business Environment: Text and Cases” Book Review: This book helps the students to get an overview of the business environment conditions prevailing globally. A special focus on India is made and helps in understanding their implications to business. Students who look forward to updating their knowledge about current affairs to prepare for interviews will find this book to be a useful resource. The book can also serve the purpose of practicing managers who need to understand the permutations and combinations of new business rules and opportunities to take wise corporate decisions.


2. Business Enviornment and Policy

1. “Economic Environment and Policies for Business” by Justin Paul and Parul Gupta

“Economic Environment and Policies for Business” Book Review: This book is meant for students of business management, economics and commerce. It can also be used by practicing managers as a reference guide. The textbook explains the economic environment and policies. It also discusses the role of policies on businesses. The book is contained with presentations and examples for better clarity.

2. “Environmental Law and American Business: Dilemmas of Compliance” by imusti
3. “The Business Environment” by Ian Worthington and Chris Britton

“The Business Environment” Book Review: The book is designed for students of business management and related fields. It can also be used by instructors. The book explains the working of business organisations in different environments. The different environments discussed in the book are legal, technological, political,social and economic. Other topics covered in the book are introduction and analyses to business environment models. The ways to determine business strategy is also mentioned in the book. At the end of the book, links to online resources to support the text are also provided. The online sources provided enable learning for students and teaching resources for instructors.

4. “Environmental Economics: Theory and Applications” by Katar Singh

“Environmental Economics: Theory and Applications” Book Review: This textbook is designed for students at both graduate and postgraduate levels studying economics and related subjects. It will also be useful to researchers, policy makers, teachers and environment managers. The book is about environmental economics. The topics covered in the textbook are environment policy, collective action and environment management. The book also includes chapters about diagnosing root causes of environmental problems and identifying practical solutions.The theory is supported with examples and illustrations from real life situations. The latest available research data is also provided for the reference of the readers.

5. “Business Ethics and the Environment: The Public Policy Debate (National Conference on Business Ethics//Proceedings)” by W Michael Hoffman and Petry

“Business Ethics and the Environment: The Public Policy Debate (National Conference on Business Ethics//Proceedings)” Book Review: This book is designed for those studying courses related to environmental issues, public policy and business. The book can also be used for reference by those interested in these topics. In this book, the role of public policies on business and environmental matters is explained. The topics in the book are covered in the form of essays. These essays mainly include content related to business & government interaction, public attitude to environmental issues and environmental problems. Problems related to the use of animals by business and dolphin-tuna controversy are also discussed briefly in the book. Some other points mentioned are about the environmental crisis and community-corporate conflict. Role of customers as environmentalists is also explained. The book also includes many case studies on topics such as low-level radioactive waste facilities and hazardous waste management.

6. “Business and the Environment: Policy Incentives and Corporate Responses” by OECD Publishing

“Business and the Environment: Policy Incentives and Corporate Responses” Book Review: This book is designed for those interested in the results of an OECD project. The project data was collected from more than four-thousand facilities based in the OECD countries. The book covers topics ranging from flexible policy instruments to the relationship between commercial and environmental performance. A detailed summary of the project is given in the book in the form of chapters. The chapters begin with the project background, environmental policy regimes, environment management systems and ends with policy conclusions. At the end of the book, the survey design, schedule for data collection and research teams are given in the annex for the reference of the readers.

7. “Essentials Of Business Environment” by K ASWATHAPPA

“Essentials Of Business Environment” Book Review: The book is designed for those studying business environment in their course. It can also be used by those interested in learning the subject. The book is based on the changing business environment and the challenges it carries. The book is divided into six parts as A,B,C,D,E and F. These parts cover topics ranging from the introduction of globalisation strategies to the natural environment. The book also includes content on political institutes, technological environment and social responsibility of business. Some other topics contained are The Competition Act 2003, The Companies Act,1956 and the MRTP Act1969.

8. “Business Environment” by Bn Ghosh

“Business Environment” Book Review: This book is suitable for those studying business management and related courses. The book discusses the business environment with the help of theory, examples and case studies.

9. “Strategic Management and Business Policy: Text and Cases” by Appa C Rao and Parvathiswara B Rao

“Strategic Management and Business Policy: Text and Cases” Book Review: The book is designed for the students of business management and related fields. In the book, the basic concepts of strategic management are explained using many examples.

10. “International Business” by Rakesh Mohan Joshi

“International Business” Book Review: This book is designed for MBA students. It can also be used for reference by global managers. The book is focussed on the fundamentals of international business. The book begins with the introduction of international business and concludes with contemporary issues such as corporate social responsibility and ethics. The topics included are the theories of international trade, world trade organisation, balance of payments and international economic integration. The other topics covered in the book are foreign direct investment, modes of international business expansion and multinational enterprises. Apart from the text, the book also includes diagrams, flow diagrams, practical managerial examples and illustrations for more conceptual clarity.

11. “Technology Solutions for Growing Businesses” by Ray

“Technology Solutions for Growing Businesses” Book Review: This book is designed to provide a fundamental overview of technology solutions for growing businesses. It helps small and medium businesses with technology solutions who cannot have specialized IT departments. It covers different aspects of technology solutions like software, network, security, networking, mobility, printing, training, internet, telecommunication and much more. It contains various case studies which help enhance understanding of the reader. The book is designed specifically for business owners with minimum knowledge of using technology solutions for growing business.


3. Business Society, Values and Ethics

1. “Ethics, Integrity and Values in Public Service” by Ramesh K Arora

“Ethics, Integrity and Values in Public Service” Book Review: This book is designed for students studying or aspirants of law, public policy and business management. It can also be used for reference by working professionals in the similar field. The book is based on integrity, values and ethics in the public service.

2. “Professional Ethics and Human Values” by S Dinesh Babu

“Professional Ethics and Human Values” Book Review: This book is designed for students studying or aspirants of engineering and business management. It can also be used for reference by working professionals and managers in the similar field. The book covers topics related to human values and ethics in the professional world. The text is supported with real life examples. case studies and diagrams for better understanding of the readers.

3. “Business Ethics: Corporate Values and Society” by James Humber and Milton Snoeyenbos

“Business Ethics: Corporate Values and Society” Book Review: This book is designed for students or aspirants of business and economics. It can also be used for reference by working professionals and managers in the similar field. The book covers topics related to corporate moral issues in America. The topics covered in the book range from conflicts of interest to employee productivity monitoring. The topics included in the book are drug testing, ethical decision making, sexual harassment and conduct of multinational corporations. The book discusses how the various moral issues in the corporate world can be addressed. The book is also contained with many questions for discussion for self assessment purposes. Along with the exercise, the book also contains various case studies.

4. “Business Ethics as Practice: Ethics as the Everyday Business of Business” by imusti
5. “Virtue in Business: Conversations with Aristotle (Business, Value Creation, and Society)” by Professor Edwin M Hartman

“Virtue in Business: Conversations with Aristotle (Business, Value Creation, and Society)” Book Review: This book is designed for students or aspirants of business ethics and philosophy It can also be used for reference by researchers and working professionals in similar fields. The book discusses Aristotle’s virtue approach. The book explains how virtue approaches can strengthen the understanding of ethics within an individual as well as an organization. Some of the topics covered in the book are corporate culture, global ethics, discussions of character and rationality. The book also includes many real-life examples.

6. “Common-Sense Business: Principles for Profitable Leadership” by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch and Whitney MacMillan

“Common-Sense Business: Principles for Profitable Leadership” Book Review: This book is designed for students or aspirants of business management. It can also be used for reference by business owners, entrepreneurs and working professionals in similar fields. The book discusses Aristotle’s virtue approach. The book discusses that the current model of business is unsustainable. It explains why and how the economy must be transformed along the lines of common sense rather than profit maximization. The topics given cover how the business which is ethically driven can lead to better growth, profits and longevity of the business corporations. The book is composed of many real life examples to facilitate better understanding among the readers.

7. “Business Ethics” by Dr A K Gavai

“Business Ethics” Book Review: This book is designed for students or aspirants of business management. It can also be used for reference by professors, entrepreneurs and working professionals in similar fields. The book discusses the concepts of morality in the corporate world. The distinctions between morality and immorality have been highlighted in the book. This book explains how ethics are not anymore subjective in a competitive world. The book includes many real life accounts and examples for more clarity.
8. “Ethics in Business and Society: Chinese and Western Perspectives (Ethical Economy)” by Gerhold K Becker

“Ethics in Business and Society: Chinese and Western Perspectives (Ethical Economy)” Book Review: This book is designed for students or aspirants of business management and philosophy. It can also be used for reference by professors, entrepreneurs and working professionals in similar fields. The book discusses the various challenges the subject of ethics face. The different challenges are described as the time factor, struggle of traditional communities with sudden change, the unprecedented wealth and continuous technology transformation. The book is written in context with Hong Kong and can be used to understand similar problems in other parts of the world. The book includes many examples and illustrations from real-life situations to develop better understanding.

9. “Business Efficiency and Ethics: Values and Strategic Decision Making” by Dr Dimitris N Chorafas

“Business Efficiency and Ethics: Values and Strategic Decision Making” Book Review: This book is designed for students or aspirants of business management and philosophy. It can also be used for reference by entrepreneurs and working professionals involved in values and strategic decision making. The book discusses the various theories of business efficiency and ethics. The book explains the framework required to understand and establish business behavior standards. The text in the book is supported with many case studies derived from practical experiences.

10. “Applying Care Ethics to Business (Issues in Business Ethics)” by Maurice Hamington and Maureen Sander-Staudt

“Applying Care Ethics to Business (Issues in Business Ethics)” Book Review: This book is designed for students of business ethics and business management. It can also be used for reference by individuals in various business organizations. The book is focussed on the concept of Care Ethics. The various aspects involved in the care ethics are also discussed like affective and palticuralist dimensions of morality that come from feminism. The book explains contemporary theories of care ethics and its relevance in the world. The book is included with many number of case studies to support the given theories.

11. “The Design for Everything Manual: A Guide to Good Design” by Henry W Stoll

“The Design for Everything Manual” Book Review: This book comprises topics as user-centered design, efficient design, design for manufacture, coordinated product and process design into a unified “Design for Everything” approach that is easily understood, used regardless of technical background or training. A practical design knowledge is captured by four fundamental rules of good design: the rule of needs, the rule of clarity, the rule of simplicity, and the rule of safety. The Design for Everything Manual focuses on the principles and practices that underlie the DFX methods rather than on the methods themselves. It covers the same material and addresses the same spectrum of concerns, but in a simpler and more integrated fashion, design for everything is a strategic design approach that is of value to those studying, teaching, and practicing design across a wide range of disciplines, design and manufacturing executives, product managers and project managers, and other high-level decision makers can use the manual to quickly learn how to achieve good design, experienced design engineers and industrial designers can use it as a handy reference. It is a guide for business students, engineering students and designers can use it as a guiding light for achieving the elusive goal.

12. “Principles and Practices of Management” by Prasad L M

“Principles and Practices of Management” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive exposure to the principles and practices of management. A systematic study and learning of management as a discipline require an exploration into different aspects related to it. Since many students have limited exposure to real organizations, the book contains recent examples from a broad spectrum of organizations to illustrate the major concepts and to help students apply the knowledge. Best company practices have been illustrated in different chapters of this book. Published reports of companies, research organizations, public institutions and websites are the other sources of input that have been used to enhance the content of the book. It is useful for students pursuing management courses.


4. Business Application of IT

1. “Internet and Digital Economics: Principles, Methods and Applications” by Eric Brousseau and Nicolas Curien

“Internet and Digital Economics: Principles, Methods and Applications” Book Review: This is a book written for those interested in digital economics and business strategy. The book is divided into twenty-five chapters covering topics from open source software to the rise of new information intermediaries. The book also explains how the internet system develops business and economic models and the impacts it has. Peer-to-peer sharing of cultural goods, on-line communities, e-retailing and e-banking are the other topics given in the book. These topics are supported with many examples along with analytical tools to understand these topics in detail.

2. “Analytics for Insurance: The Real Business of Big Data” by Tony Boobier

“Analytics for Insurance: The Real Business of Big Data” Book Review: This is a book for industry people on big data and analytics. This book has been designed for people with non- IT backgrounds. The book provides practical solutions to translate analytics into target delivery. It illustrates the implementation, interpretation and application of big data. The content in the chapters cover topics such as risk analytics, fraud analytics and customer analytics. These topics are covered in terms of the insurance industry. They are supported with insights and examples.

3. “Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Handbook” by Siddhesh Kabe

“Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Handbook” Book Review: This book is designed for salesforce beginners who are preparing for the SalesForce platform builder certification exam. It will also be useful to admins and developers who are in Salesforce CRM and Force.com platform. Basic programming knowledge is a prerequisite for the readers. It is a guide book that covers the various topics sequentially. It explains how to create Force.com applications in detail. The book also includes chapters on automating business processes and managing data processes. Step-by-step explanation on how to develop applications on cloud platforms is given. The theory is supported with diagrams for better clarity. The book provides self test mock questions at the end for practice.

4. “Data Mining for Managers: How to Use Data (Big and Small) to Solve Business Challenges” by R Boire

“Data Mining for Managers: How to Use Data (Big and Small) to Solve Business Challenges” Book Review: The book is meant for IT professionals, brand managers and marketers. It is written on big data and how it can be practically used in businesses. The book contains chapters that explain capturing and measuring of data for the purposes of marketing. It covers topics ranging from data storage to data mining in retail. The other key topics in the book are gain charts, Using RFM as one targeting option, social media analytics and new data mining frontier. Many case studies and examples are also given in the book for clarity and understanding.

5. “MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Excel Expert (Mos Study Guide)” by Paul McFedries

“MOS 2016 Study Guide for Microsoft Excel Expert (Mos Study Guide)” Book Review: This is a book designed for the MOS: Excel expert 2016 certification exam aspirants. It is a study guide that provides procedures and demonstrations required to use the Microsoft Excel. The book explains how to create workbooks, apply custom formatting and create PivotTables. Hands-on tasks are also included in the book for each topic. There are ready-made practice files for self-assessment purposes.

6. “The Power of the Agile Business Analyst: 30 surprising ways a business analyst can add value to your Agile development team” by Jamie Lynn Cooke and IT Governance Publishing

“The Power of the Agile Business Analyst: 30 surprising ways a business analyst can add value to your Agile development team” Book Review: The book is designed for business analysts and team developers. It explains in detail 30 ways by which a business analyst can develop teams and projects that are agile in nature. The book contains agile approaches and agile methods for adding value to the development teams. It also includes a description on how to bridge the gap between the business users and development teams by delivering the best value solution. The methods listed in the book are useful in design, analysis, testing and implementation work required for supporting business users. It is a guide book for executive support.

7. “Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Supply Chain Management” Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Supply Chain Management

“Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Supply Chain Management” Book Review: The book is designed for administers and consultants using or planning to use the Oracle E-Business Suite. It will also be helpful to those learning/ exploring Oracle supply chain management. The book is a form of written tutorial to understand the Oracle E-business suite. Step-by-step instructions are included in the book along with the screenshots for visual clarity. There are real-world examples mentioned in the book that are applicable instantly.

8. “Data Quality: Concepts, Methodologies and Techniques (Data-Centric Systems and Applications)” by Carlo Batini and Monica Scannapieco

“Data Quality: Concepts, Methodologies and Techniques (Data-Centric Systems and Applications)” Book Review: This book is meant for those interested in data quality issues from students to professionals. The book explains in detail the issues related to the quality of data used in organizations or businesses. The book is divided into chapters covering topics from different data quality dimensions to frequently changing data. The other topics in the book are probability theory, machine learning, data mining and statistical data analysis. The topics are explained through methodologies and description of techniques. Comparisons and short descriptions are also supplemented in the text for better understanding of the concepts.

9. “SAP Simple Finance” by Jens Krüger

“SAP Simple Finance” Book Review:The book is designed for finance managers using/planning to use the SAP software. It is a guide on how to use SAP for finance functions in an organisation. The book explains simple procedures to use SAP Simple Finance applications for various processes. These processes are consolidation, accounting, planning and compliance. The topics covered in the book are from In-memory technology to central finance. The other contents of the book include redundancy removal, flexible reporting, SAP Fiori and universal journals. In addition, some chapters also focus on redundancy removal, deployment, data aging and non-disruptive innovation.

10. “Pro Excel Financial Modeling: Building Models for Technology Startups” by Tom Y Sawyer

“Pro Excel Financial Modeling: Building Models for Technology Startups” Book Review: The book is designed for investors, entrepreneurs and managers. It can also be used by those willing to learn financial modelling. This book provides the ways to develop skills in building financial models for businesses. It explains the financial modelling through Microsoft Excel. In addition, the book also provides contents that are important for understanding the structure, assumptions and relationship within a business model.The book demonstrates these models in terms of a startup as well. It includes step-by-step instructions to build financial models in Excel. For better understanding, the book also contains excel templates and case studies.


5. Business intelligence and its Applications

1. “IT Architecture For Dummies” by Kalani Kirk Hausman and Susan L Cook

“IT Architecture For Dummies” Book Review: This book is for people who need guidance in IT Architecture. It will be useful to beginners in this field. The book gives introduction to IT architecture and provides a plan of action for implementing the procedures for the same in an organization. It explains how IT architecture can be used for business optimization, organizational structure and performance management. The various topics within IT architecture are also discussed like data services,network and applications. The book also discusses the challenges organizations face while using IT to enable business continuity and profitability.
2. “The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople” by David W Tollen

“The Tech Contracts Handbook: Cloud Computing Agreements, Software Licenses, and Other IT Contracts for Lawyers and Businesspeople” Book Review: This book is designed for lawyers and business managers. It is a step-by-step guide on technology services agreements and software licenses for anyone who looks after getting IT deals done. The book will be useful to corporate counsel,contract managers, salespeople and procurement officers. The book is about IT contracts and matters related to it. The different topics covered in the book range from cloud computing agreements to copyright licensing. The other topics covered in the book are indemnities, data security, warranties, software escrow and non-disclosure agreements. The book also includes sample contract language and negotiation tips.

3. “IT Enabled Business Change” by Sharm Manwani

“IT Enabled Business Change” Book Review: This book is designed for people of economics, business management and related fields. The book explains the changes in business processes that include the role of IT. The various topics discuss the reasons organisations change, how those changes are identified and implemented.

4. “Business Intelligence – Grundlagen und praktische Anwendungen: Eine Einführung in die IT” by Hans-Georg Kemper and Henning Baars
5. “Introduction to R for Business Intelligence” by Jay Gendron and Kannan Kalidasan

“Introduction to R for Business Intelligence” Book Review: The book is designed for data science professionals and business analysts. This book will also be useful to people from fields like computers, data visualization, data modeling and data design. It is an introductory guide on R analytics. The book discusses various analytic approaches that can be used to address business problems. The ways to develop a dashboard for decision making are also discussed in the book. The book contains practicals along with the theory part.

6. “Data Mining and Business Intelligence” by Uddagiri Chandrasekhar and S K Shinde

“Data Mining and Business Intelligence” Book Review: This book is designed for the students of business analytics and related fields. It can also be used by professionals involved in enterprise data management. The book covers topics ranging from data mining introduction to data mining applications. The other topics included in the book are classification, clustering, business intelligence, data exploration and outlier analysis. The theory in the book is supplemented with many examples.

7. “Business Intelligence For Dummies” by Swain Scheps

“Business Intelligence For Dummies” Book Review: This book is designed for the students of computer sciences, information technology and related fields. It will also be useful to business owners and individuals having interest in business intelligence.The book is an introductory guide to business intelligence. It explains the different BI technologies available and how to choose the right one for a given business. The book discusses various concepts such as BI architecture, roadmap and BI design. The book also relates BI to e-commerce, CRM, ERP and data warehousing. The topics in the book are placed consequently and are supported with examples.

8. “Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems” by Turban

“Decision Support and Business Intelligence Systems” Book Review: This book is suitable for students enrolled in courses like computerized decision making tools and decision support systems. The book explains business intelligence and decision support systems as a part of management support system technologies. The book discusses how the BI analytics can be used for decision making in real life situations. The theory is supported with examples and practicals.

9. “Soft Computing for Business Intelligence” by Rafael Espin and Rafael Bello Pérez

“Soft Computing for Business Intelligence” Book Review: This book is suitable for the learners of business intelligence. The application of this book can be extended to many fields like business, medicine, wind farming,environment and sustainability. The book is composed with twenty-seven papers that are divided into three sections. It begins with the introduction of soft computing and ends with decision making and knowledge management. Many methodologies of BI are included in the book such as rough sets, fuzzy logic and soft computing elements. The book contains many practicals and illustrations for better learning.

10. “Applied Microsoft Business Intelligence” by Patric Leblanc and Jessica M Moss

“Applied Microsoft Business Intelligence” Book Review: This book is designed for the students of computer sciences and information technology. The book can also be used by management students and business professionals. The book explains how Microsoft tools can be used for building business intelligence solutions. With Microsoft office, the use of SQL Server Analysis is also explained in the book. The book covers topics ranging from BI architecture to data mining. Some of the topics discussed in the book are semantic models, performance monitoring, data queries and multi dimensional modeling. The concepts are explained using text, examples and practicals.
11. “Process Mining: Discovery, Conformance and Enhancement of Business Processes” by Wil van der Aalst

“Process Mining: Discovery, Conformance and Enhancement of Business Processes” Book Review: This book is beneficial for business process analysts, business consultants, process managers, graduate students, and BPM researchers. This book has a complete process of mining spectrum from process discovery to operational support. It gives basic ideas about the process modeling and data mining. This book helps the reader in applying process mining in practice successfully.

12. “Better Software Practice for Business Benefit: Principles and Experiences” by Colin Tully and Richard Messnarz

“Better Software Practice for Business Benefit: Principles and Experiences” Book Review: This book provides a comprehensive overview of different software process improvement methodologies. It covers different improvement methodologies and a thorough discussion of process improvement issues from business to success. It consists of three parts namely principles, experience, and summary and outlook. It uses industrial case studies to illustrate the implementation of business strategies and improvement methodologies. It investigates the future of process improvement initiatives, outlines available process analysis and assessment methodologies, and details improved planning strategies.

13. “A to Z of Business Strategy” by A V Vedpuriswar

“A to Z of Business Strategy” Book Review: This book provides a detailed overview on business strategy. It discusses ways to formulate an appropriate strategy which is crucial for any business to survive, grow and prosper in the long term. It is an innovative quick-reference guide which captures the essence of business strategy in crisp, alphabetically arranged topics spanning from principles of strategic management, key concepts, and applications. It incorporates insights on strategy of global thought leaders, contemporary global best practices from leading companies and explanation of key terminology.

14. “Business Intelligence for New-Generation Managers: Current Avenues of Development” by Jörg H Mayer and Reiner Quick

“Business Intelligence for New-Generation Managers: Current Avenues of Development” Book Review: This book summarizes current avenues of development helping managers to perform their jobs more productively by using ‘BI for managers’ as their central, hands-on, day-to-day source of information – even when they are mobile.

15. “Adaptive Business Intelligence” by Zbigniew Michalewicz and Martin Schmidt

“Adaptive Business Intelligence” Book Review: Adaptive business intelligence systems combine prediction and optimization techniques to assist decision makers in complex, rapidly changing environments. This book explains the application of numerous prediction and optimization techniques. It also covers linear regression, time-series forecasting, decision trees and tables, artificial neural networks, genetic programming, fuzzy systems, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, tabu search, ant systems, and agent-based modeling.

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