Businesses today gather large volumes of data, ranging from customer information to something as basic as the client location. The process of converting the data into actionable information is called analytics. Analytics software analyzes each bit of data your business gathers by filtering out the unnecessary information and using only the data that matters. However, a large amount of software products tend to focus on web analytics exclusively. Methods can range from historical to predictive and a business’ analytical requirements tend to vary based on use and application. The main factor to consider is the analytical model you want to use, such as regression or clustering and the primary channel / location of your data sets. Additionally, there are numerous subcategories of analytics, including, but not limited to, predictive analytics.