Analytics

Analytics: essential for a future-oriented CFO

Over the past few years, finance departments have evolved to real value-adding powerhouses, driving strategic planning and implementation. To spur this development, it is essential that finance gains more and more insights, not only into their own organization, but also in the broader sector, the market and into trends that are likely to shape the […]

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Indaver plans, budgets and consolidates with IBM and Keyrus

Managing finance within a regionally organized group can be quite a complex process. Having the right tools at your disposal can mean a world of difference. That is what Indaver thought as well. The international waste management group recently integrated both IBM’s Cognos TM1 tool for planning and reporting, and IBM Cognos Controller for the […]

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Avebe – Financial consolidation in the cloud

To increase business agility, you need to make high-quality decisions based on timely performance information. But how to reconcile your figures fast, with subsidiaries all around the world? Avebe transformed its agility by switching to a cloud-based solution integrated with SAP ERP for rapid, automated financial consolidation. Users can now view up-to-date performance data anytime, […]

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Machine learning? Keep it simple

When it comes to productivity the human mind doesn’t like to be distracted. Distractions are disruptions from deep work. And that’s precisely the problem with being a data scientist. See, your datasets have a story to tell and as a data scientist it is your job to listen to that story carefully. If you want […]

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Why you need the right insights to retain your clients

“A dissatisfied client is a loyal client”. Even the most accepted theories of CRM might be not applicable to your organization´s situation and Data Scientists can discover such fascinating insights from your data. The massive volumes of data represent opportunity to acquire information and make an organization much more intelligent and adaptable. It enables us […]

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The power of combining data science tools applied to Internet of Things in freight

How data science enabled a freight company to get its containers back in order. Data Science is exploratory by nature. You therefore want access to the widest possible range of algorithms, libraries and flexible tools that can handle multiple types of data. But also you do not want to forget that much value can come […]

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Unexpected consequences of the weather on your shelves

It’s impossible to change the colour of the sky. However, thanks to weather analytics, companies can now curb the effects of climatic events. Here’s how. Climatic conditions naturally affect demand for products and services. They can also entail costly consequences, such as shortages or excesses of stock. Here too, digitisation, analytics and Big Data is […]

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Materialize your financial future

In what follows, we’ll take a look at how a company that is future-ready product- and service- wise, can ensure that its finance department is future-ready as well. A great example is Materialise, a company famed for its expertise in everything related to 3D printing. They recently collaborated with IBM to renew the entire handling […]

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Chemistry between IBM and Umicore for future-ready finances

With society moving at an ever-faster pace on an increasingly global scale, keeping track of the financial part of your company’s story is no walk in the park. Especially not for a multi-billion, multinational company like Umicore. However, with the right tools at the right place at the right moment, some of the obstacles that […]

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