prescriptive analytics

Prescriptive analytics is related to descriptive and predictive analytics, and can be considered a final step in a data-driven decision making process. Specifically, prescriptive analytics guides the best course of action to be taken in a business situation, as informed by the data that has been analyzed and used in predictive modeling. Prescriptive analytics is used in many industries, including insurance, manufacturing, and human resources (i.e., people analytics).