The next phase in the data analytics playbook has centered around automation, machine learning, and even artificial intelligence. Within which areas, massive data sets are leveraged to feed technology platforms which no longer only create meaningful insight, but now remove the human element necessary to produce action. As these advances occur, consulting partners are relied upon to build comprehensive solutions in which technology replaces human labor.
- Current revenue growth rate is less than the average of the last 3 years, indicating that the market may be flattening or declining
- Current gross profit margin exceeds the average of the last 3 years gross profit margin, indicating supplier pricing power
- Current EBITDA margin exceeds the average of the last 3 years EBITDA margin, a condition that may attract new entrants