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FICO:  Fast Track Analytics Application Development

Here is useful advice from FICO concerning analytics application development:  From days to minutes:  A payment processor decreased cycle times from days to minutes, lowered cost of operations, achieved a 60% reduction in manual reviews, and reduced fraud losses— all with greater business control. … all within three months: A large international micro-loan provider re-platformed an entire originations process while ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Partners With UT Austin to Further Education in Data Science Field

Students develop new tools addressing market needs in the sales and supply chain management fields Dun & Bradstreet and The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) completed the first year of their five-year partnership aimed at providing hands-on learning opportunities to students in the field of data science. The partnership provides students in both the Cockrell School of Engineering and ... Read More »

SalesPredict and HG Data in Partnership

Helping B2B Marketing and Sales Teams Improve Demand Gen Targeting and Increase Conversion Rates – Predictive scoring now more refined with data about installed technologies SalesPredict, one of the leaders in Customer Lifecycle Intelligence solutions, and HG Data, one of the global leaders in competitive intelligence on installed technologies, announced today a new data partnership. Under the agreement, SalesPredict’s predictive scoring algorithm will ... Read More »

FICO: Why Analytic Innovation Matters

Scott Zoldi, Vice President of Analytic Science at FICO recently returned from Payments 2015 where he was invited to speak on advances in behavior analytics—specifically fraud analytics that differentiate unusual customer behavior from fraud, including collaborative profiling that anticipates new previously unseen behavior. Here are his observations and recommendations: This analytic innovation is just one of 92 patent applications pending in ... Read More »

Lattice Engines adds HG Data’s Installed Technology Datasets to Drive Its Predictive Engine

Lattice Engines adds the most comprehensive global dataset of installed technologies, making its predictive B2B sales and marketing platform even more powerful  HG Data, one of the global leaders in competitive intelligence on installed technologies, and Lattice Engines, the leading provider of predictive marketing and sales applications, announced today that they have entered into a partnership.  This agreement gives Lattice Engines ... Read More »

Salesforce Debuts Analytics Mobile App

Salesforce has introduced the first mobile app for its Wave Analytics platform. Select iOS users are piloting Sales Wave Analytics, which Salesforce will release to the public at an undisclosed date. The app will connect to other services on Salesforce’s CRM platform to derive data and provide “actionable insight.” Features include sales-accelerator templates, historical analysis and a task-creation and deployment option called Sales Wave Actions. Partners might find ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet and 1010data in Strategic Partnership

Dun & Bradstreet and 1010data announced a strategic partnership that aims to provide a solution to hedge funds and asset managers seeking insights and analytics that go beyond traditional analysis of financial statements and key financial ratios. Through the strategic partnership, Dun & Bradstreet’s content, including key business performance data, will be made available through the 1010data platform, providing an enhanced solution to ... Read More »

FINTECH at its Best: Goldman Sachs Enters the Fray

Goldman Sachs is entering online lending!  BIIA editorial comment. Six months ago Goldman Sachs was a lead underwriter on the initial public offering of Lending Club, the biggest and brashest of a new breed of online lenders.  There it got an inside view of how financial disrupters work.  Now this financial powerhouse is looking to disrupt the disrupters, launching its ... Read More »

IRI Acquires Chinese MR Firm Datasea

Retail and healthcare data giant Information Resources Inc (IRI) has acquired Chinese MR and analytics services company Datasea, which focuses on the retail and CPG industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Datasea has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Jinan, supported by a nationwide service network. The firm provides customer research, brand research, satisfaction and loyalty programs, new ... Read More »

Kreditech Appoints Oliver Prill as COO

Kreditech, the consumer finance technology Group, appointed Oliver Prill joined as Chief Operating Officer. Oliver Prill (43) has over 15 years experience in the wholesale and retail financial service industry.  Before joining Kreditech he served as an advisor to a number of funds and banks operating in the consumer finance space. He was Chief Executive of Optanus, a boutique focused ... Read More »

Equifax Partners with Digital Matrix Systems

Equifax announced a Partnership with Digital Matrix Inc. to Introduce Credit Score Alternative for Auto Insurance Equifax announced a relationship with Digital Matrix Systems, Inc. (DMS) to introduce a new, innovative credit score alternative for the auto insurance industry.  The risk evaluation tool will enable insurers to reduce risk exposure, reduce acquisition costs and simplify the customer quote process. Compare.com, an auto insurance ... Read More »

IBM Launches Watson Analytics Pro

IBM introduced Watson Analytics Professional, a new edition that gives users more business-centric capabilities, such as a collaboration function that lets multiple people work simultaneously in a single Watson Analytics dataset.  Also, the new edition supports IBM dbDash, IBM DB2 databases, Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API connectors for SQL databases, IBM SQL Database for Bluemix and report data from IBM Cognos ... Read More »

FirstRain Personal Business Analytics for Sales 2.0 on Salesforce’s AppExchange

FirstRain has added new analytics-based actions to raise the efficiency and productivity of the enterprise sales workflow within the Salesforce.com CRM platform. Using these actions, sales professionals can convert customer analytics into the activities that increase team collaboration, improve alignment with customer strategies, and drive revenue. With this new release, users can now do the following:  Advance sales cycles by ... Read More »