soft data

soft data

Etymology: AS, softe + L, datum, something given
health information that is mainly subjective, provided by the patient and the patient's family.
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Look at the hard facts on your performance, such as the number of successful sales, or amount of product wastage, and also soft data on whether you are satisfying staff, customer and supplier needs and expectations.
Japan's key Nikkei stock index edged up Thursday to close at a new four-and-a-half-year high despite soft data on machinery orders as semiconductor and other shares with good corporate earnings news performed strongly.
With this insight, retail organizations can reduce their reliance on soft data by replacing it with real-world information that can be used to improve the customer experience.
In fixed income, US Treasuries edged up marginally in price after the soft data, though the generally upbeat view on the US economy remains.
Tuesday's soft data capped gains in Tokyo shares yesterday, with the headline Nikkei index closing 0.
Look at the hard facts on performance, such as the number of successful sales, or amount of product wastage, and also soft data on whether you are satisfying staff, customer and supplier needs.
A Steering Committee has been formed with the senior safety professionals of each partner to analyze hard and soft data to better understand the linemen culture and why accidents occur.
Spurring dollar sales against the yen were soft data for nonmanufacturing business activity announced by the National Association of Purchasing Management.
In addition, SRA's innovative new Annualized Loss Exceedence Curve (ALEC) method is the only risk modeling approach that can transform hard data, soft data, and expert opinion into risk metrics in an objective, transparent, and theoretically valid manner, and is applicable to market, credit, operational, insurance, and business/strategic risk.
Kuroda's sustained upbeat stance and the unanimity of his board's decision bolster the view that the BoJ will not waver in the face of recent soft data -- despite market expectations that the bank may have to ease further in coming months.
The soft data rekindled talk of a possible interest rate cut by the European Central Bank (ECB) in the coming months, but analysts said that stubborn inflation would make it hard for the ECB to loosen monetary policy.
That mirrored a lacklustre performance on Wall Street, where soft data left investors no wiser on whether the US economy's troubles were weather-related or something more worrisome.