What's a CFO's Biggest Fear

What’s a CFO’s Biggest Fear, and How can Machine Learning help?

It’s 5:05pm EST. Bob, CFO of ABC Inc is about to get on an earnings call after just reporting a 20% miss on earnings due to slower revenue growth than forecasted. Company ABC’s stock price is plummeting, down 25% in extended hour trading. The board is furious and investors demand answers on the discrepancies. Inaccurate revenue forecast remains one of …

Generating Values From Big Data Analytics for Your Business in 2017

Generating Values From Big Data Analytics for Your Business in 2017

With online shopping, everything a customer does is easier. There are no lines to stand in, no parking hassles, and even out-of-stock items are quickly handled with rain checks. But there has to be feedback between what is going on with the customer and what the retailer does in response. Without direct personal contact on the sales floor, it can …

4 Perks of Leveraging Big Data in Marketing

4 Perks of Leveraging Big Data in Marketing

The expanding universe of big data brings in more opportunities for ventures to thrive, yet more risks inevitably follow, too. To escape the complexities, some companies decide to ignore the topic, in general, underestimating the importance of data science, big data analysis and business intelligence services for their marketing activities. For good or bad, big data is not a fad …

Why Use Business Intelligence Software to Transform Data

Why Use Business Intelligence Software to Transform Data

Businesses have overflowing data involving their internal processes, prospects, partners, suppliers, competitors, and customers. It’s often difficult to leverage this huge amount of data and translate them to useful information that can generate profits and revenue. A business intelligence software is the key for an enterprise to operate efficiently. Business intelligence tools enable businesses to transform their data into useful …

Predictive Analytics Let Manufacturers See More Clearly into Their Supply Chains

Predictive Analytics Let Manufacturers See More Clearly into Their Supply Chains

Not that long ago, supply chain visibility tended to be an internally-focused process, one that allowed manufacturers to know when exactly they could expect to receive inbound goods and materials from their suppliers so they could plan and adjust their production schedules. While that’s still an important capability for companies to have, the Age of the Consumer has shifted the …

The Dynamic Future of Customer Service: How Machine Learning Will (Finally) Make Business Personal

The Dynamic Future of Customer Service: How Machine Learning Will (Finally) Make Business Personal

It’s no secret that brands have been trying to make business-to-consumer interactions more personal, and it’s also no secret that the B2C relationship is far from monogamous. In order to facilitate choice, convenience and control, brands have used data to categorize (or “bucketize”)  customers in any number of segments and act accordingly. For example, looking at a laundry list of …

Transforming the pyramid to an agile org

Transforming the pyramid to an agile org

I recently published a video exploring how an agile team based organization could look like. How does it look like under the hood? In the video I also discussed how you get there. I got tons of great feedback so I decided to provide the content of the video in the format of a blog. If you prefer to read instead of watching …

For Omnichannel Success

For Omnichannel Success, Retailers Must Embrace Location Intelligence

Retail used to be a relatively straightforward industry. In the past, malls, town centers, and commercial districts would provide the primary point of contact between consumers and their preferred brands. Today, however, retail has become an omnichannel industry, allowing shoppers to interact with brands through any physical or digital channel that’s most convenient to them. This shift gives consumers great …

Business Intelligence ROI: 5 Critical Ways to Show BI Value

Business Intelligence ROI: 5 Critical Ways to Show BI Value

Are you constantly having to justify your businesses analytics program to business leaders? Or are you working at a corporation that recognizes the business intelligence ROI that an Analytics program delivers, and is constantly demanding more? For the majority of program managers the former is true and that means continuously promoting analytics to ensure that business users are leveraging the …

GoDaddy Revamps BI Tools To Enable Self-Service

GoDaddy Revamps BI Tools To Enable Self-Service

Domain registrar and web hosting provider GoDaddy generates a lot of data, and it wanted to help its internal users get better insights without requiring intervention from the technical staff. When your company has 14.5 million customers ranging from businesses to individual consumers, you are accustomed to wrangling quite a lot of data. Enabling your product managers, business users, data …