11 09, 2019

Hey Siri, What’s My Forecasted EBITDA Look Like?

2019-09-12T10:27:58+02:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Even though we have so much advanced technology surrounding us, we still cannot just ask, “Hey Siri, what’s my forecasted EBITDA look like?” There are many reasons why such technology isn't available yet—insufficient data, unstructured data and some human knowledge that is not yet transferable to machine. However, there are many available technology tools that can simplify planning tasks and ...

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9 07, 2019

Data and System Considerations for AI Projects in FP&A  

2019-07-18T15:48:54+02:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , |

An Interview with Kevin Kennedy, Business Systems Manager at Terminix, a ServiceMaster Brand Pulling together large sets of good data is the essential first step in any AI project. What is just as important, however, is having someone who truly understands the data itself from a technical and business perspective. For the Jedox AI project at ServiceMaster, this data expert ...

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12 06, 2019

How can FP&A use AI to Obtain Forward-Looking Insights into Customer Loyalty?

2019-07-18T15:48:07+02:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , |

An Interview with Jamie Cousin, FP&A Manager at ServiceMaster What exactly leads to customer loyalty – and what can the business do to increase it? The FP&A team at ServiceMaster is searching for answers deep in the individual experiences and purchase histories of over 2 million customers with assistance from the new Artificial Intelligence capabilities embedded in Jedox software. Two ...

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13 02, 2019

Is AI Enhancing or Disrupting FP&A as We Know It?

2019-06-13T16:04:21+02:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , |

When I hear or read that artificial intelligence (AI) is “disrupting” financial planning and analysis, I tend to challenge the premise. The word “disrupt” means to me to interrupt, alter or destroy the structure of something. I look at AI (or really all technology for that matter) as having the potential to enhance and/or improve the FP&A function. Semantics? Maybe. ...

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29 01, 2019

Automated Sales Forecasting with Predictive Analytics
Making AI Real (Part 4)

2019-05-28T12:13:25+02:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Thought Leadership|Tags: , , , |

In today’s organizations, the role of financial controlling or FP&A is not only to provide financial insights so business partners can make better decisions, but it is also to lead the way towards a more mature use of analytics technology including predictive analytics for sales forecasting. Predictive Analytics - a Priority for FP&A Moving up the analytics maturity curve from ...

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