Financial forecasting, reporting and commentary at scale – Our LSA Synergy case study

Synergy gave LSA (Lifetime Support Authority) financial forecasting, reporting, commentary and interactive analysis at scale. This translated to astounding business benefits such as: Effective low latent financial reporting Lesser reliance on IT to manage reporting structure Saved huge reporting and analysis effort Commentary  to contextualise data that follow the analysis for life Auditing and workflow Etc….

Is the Data Warehouse Dead?

I am increasingly asked by customers – Is the Data Warehouse dead? In technology terms, 30 years is a long time. This is how old the Data Warehouse is – that makes the Data Warehouse an old timer. Can we consider it a mature yet productive worker, or is it a worker gearing up for…

Visualisations are the new black

This is the 3rd in a series of 3 articles: First we looked at Colouring with Numbers – can data present a better picture The second showed how a story is worth a thousand visuals Now we conclude with how Visualisations are the new black   In my last blog “A story is worth a thousand…

Disrupting the banking market

This video shows a comprehensive solution geared around disruption in the Banking market, from transactions through to advanced analytics. The viewer meets 3 different customers, their challenges and how the bank responds to them.

Test drive AWS QuickSight

As part of our commitment to deliver the best possible business outcome for our Advanced Analytics customers, we ensure that we remain across the technologies that enable us to deliver such outcomes. This test drive of AWS’ QuickSight BI tool and its underlying parallel processing engine (SPICE) is part of that commitment to our customers and…

A story is worth a thousand visuals

Any report can contain information. It’s relatively easy to just place random visualisations together to display information from a multitude of data sources. But without context or structure does this add any value or provide a better experience for the report reader?

The battle of the AMLs – Amazon Machine Learning Vs Azure Machine Learning

As machine learning has become more accessible to businesses and the number of products currently available has risen in the market, the question is regularly asked of us as leaders in data and analytics to recommend, or at least provide insight, into some of those products.  Machine learning has become more accessible and there are…