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AI and the Future of Financial Modelling

AI and the Future of Financial Modelling Financial Modelers spend most of their lives thinking about the future and imagining different scenarios for their clients. But what about the future of financial modelling? Can Artificial Intelligence Replace the Modeler? There are some modelers who predict that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will eventually become [...]

Letter to the CFO – Key decisions for a more efficient business

Dear CFO / CIO, I am writing on behalf of your office staff - they need your help.   There are FOUR decisions you can make today that will make your business a more efficient and a more engaging place to work. 1. Commit to providing regular training for your staff Picture a scenario where a [...]

Data is the oil of the 21st Century – Analytics is the engine

Data is the oil of the 21st Century - Analytics is the engine “Data … the next natural resource” (Virginia Rometty, CEO, IBM, 2013) Oil - the commodity that got us here Current generations might be forgiven for being blasé about the mega role of oil in our daily lives. For most of us, [...]

Microsoft Power BI Desktop Introduced

We’ll go into much more detail on these in future posts but this is very new stuff and we thought we’d let you know about it Key Points: It’s free and it’s pretty amazing. If you want to get more advanced then it is $9.99 per user per month. Pull your data together from single [...]

 Microsoft Leading In Agile Business Intelligence

Microsoft Leading in Agile Business Intelligence Forrester Report The battle over customer versus internal business processes requirements and priorities has been fought — and the internal processes lost. Game over. Customers are now empowered with mobile devices and ubiquitous cloud-based unlimited access to information about products, services, and prices. Customer stickiness is [...]

 Using Data To Create A Competitive Advantage

Using Data to Create a Competitive Advantage As we outlined in What is ‘Big Data’; and why is it such a big deal?, effective analysis of large volumes of data can identify new opportunities, products and services, and result in significant cost savings and operational improvements. “To paraphrase the Rime of the Ancient Mariner by [...]

 What Is “Big Data”; And Why Is It Such A Big Deal?

What is "Big Data"; and why is it such a big deal? By Access Analytic     For a year or two, management pundits around the world have been nominating ‘Big Data’ as the ‘next big thing’ – and the key to sustainable competitive advantage in a brave new world of business. But – [...]

 Data-Driven Decisions

Data-Driven Decisions Case Study: Using PowerPivot and Power BI to Drive Strategy By Jeff Robson A national recruitment company provided us with some data from their internal systems about the placements they were making around Australia. The data included all sorts of information: Demographic information: age, nationality, location, etc How long it took to [...]

 Data Analytics Is The New Black

Data Analytics is the New Black Why everyone is so focussed on improving their data By Jeff Robson Businesses want to be more efficient, save costs, & improve revenues. These reasons are almost always the primary goals for implementing new systems.  So why don’t they achieve their goals? The #1 reason is analytics (aka [...]