Data is now a critical tool for managing most corporate functions and continues to get bigger due to the promise of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and the ease of collecting and storing data. However, managers have been relying on data to guide their decisions without analyzing it properly. Data cannot give insights without being analyzed, and in turn, someone with the expertise to analyze data can’t find insights in just any data. By combining data and the manager’s expertise into a predictive model, finance teams are able to extract the appropriate insights and determine what data is not as important. The increased availability of predictive analytics tools show how crucial there are to an organization’s success.