BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SCIENCE
Businesswire | March 23, 2023
AnswerRocket, an innovator in delivering augmented analytics to the enterprise, is excited to announce the launch of Max, a revolutionary conversational AI assistant designed to help businesses explore, analyze, and uncover insights from their data.
Max combines AnswerRocket’s augmented analytics platform with OpenAI’s GPT-4 large language model to deliver a simple conversational AI experience for insights discovery. With Max, users can ask natural language questions and get back accurate insights and visualizations in seconds. GPT-4’s advanced language processing capabilities allow Max to understand and respond to a wide range of queries, making it easier than ever before to get the information they need.
“The record-breaking adoption of ChatGPT is driving a paradigm shift in how business users interact with software. This shift aligns with AnswerRocket’s mission to empower business teams to quickly get answers from their data,” said Alon Goren, CEO at AnswerRocket. “Powered by GPT-4, Max makes it easy for everyone to understand and act on data, no matter their level of technical expertise.”
BI adoption may be as low as 25%, according to research by Business Application Research Center (BARC) and Eckerson Group. Interacting with BI and analytics platforms represents a key barrier to broad enterprise adoption. AnswerRocket’s patent-pending use of large language models to enable chat-based analytics addresses the user adoption challenges that have plagued business intelligence and analytics teams for decades. Max enables businesses of all sizes to easily access and analyze their data in real time with zero training. Simply type your questions, and Max will provide insightful answers and visualizations based on your data.
Some of the key features of Max include:
Easy data exploration: With Max, you can ask natural language questions and receive instant insights on your data. Whether you're looking for specific answers, drivers, trends, or outliers, Max can help you uncover hidden insights so you can take action.
Advanced analysis capabilities: In addition to answering basic questions, Max can perform advanced analysis, including statistical, diagnostic, and predictive analytics. This allows businesses to expand access to deeper insights across their teams.
Accelerated data setup: Users can connect, prepare, and begin analyzing their data in minutes thanks to a streamlined data configuration experience powered by GPT-4 to support automated data classification, definitions, synonyms, and suggested questions.
Trainable model: Users can train Max to understand their business and analysis preferences. Max continuously learns from user input to improve its insights over time.
“Anheuser-Busch InBev has long recognized the power of analytics to spur growth and innovation in a highly competitive market. It’s why we partnered with AnswerRocket to deliver faster, deeper insights to our business,” said Sabine Van den Bergh, Director Brand Strategy & Insights Europe at Anheuser-Busch InBev. “A chat-based tool like Max can help more users feel comfortable interacting with data. Having an on-demand assistant that can quickly answer the questions that pop up throughout the day would enable our team to make data-driven decisions at scale.”
Beam Suntory is currently leveraging AnswerRocket to deliver automated, interactive consumer insights across its portfolio of 50+ premium spirits. Abraham Neme, Global Head BI & Analytics at Beam Suntory said, “With Max, Beam Suntory can automate routine tasks and gain valuable insights from data, allowing us to make more informed decisions. I see the potential for Max to become a powerful tool for analyzing a combination of external, macro, and internal data.”
Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW)—a joint venture between Nestlé and General Mills with over 50 brands—launched AnswerRocket’s core augmented analytics platform to their enterprise in early 2023. Regarding the new chatbot experience, Chris Potter, Global Applied Analytics at CPW said, “Max will take AnswerRocket to the next level! We need our teams to make informed, fact-based decisions. Max will enable users across all levels of CPW to quickly access data and insights through intuitive questions and responses.”
AnswerRocket is excited to bring this innovative technology to businesses in Q2 2023.
Founded in 2013, AnswerRocket is an augmented analytics platform for data exploration, analysis, and insights discovery. It allows users to monitor key metrics, identify performance drivers, and detect critical issues within seconds. AnswerRocket’s latest release harnesses OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology to enable conversational analytics on proprietary data. Users can chat with Max–an AI assistant for data analysis–to get narrative answers, insights, and visualizations. Additionally, AnswerRocket empowers data science teams to operationalize their models throughout the enterprise. Companies like Anheuser-Busch InBev, Cereal Partners Worldwide, Beam Suntory, Coty, EMC Insurance, Pabst, Hi-Rez Studios, American Licorice Company, and National Beverage Corporation depend on AnswerRocket to increase their speed to insights.
BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, DATA SCIENCE
Globenewswire | April 13, 2023
Qlik® today announced it is positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2023 Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms*. This recognition marks the thirteenth straight year of Qlik’s position in the Leaders quadrant. A complimentary copy of the full report is available for download here.
“Being recognized as a Leader from Gartner for a thirteenth consecutive time is an incredible achievement, and highlights Qlik’s ability to consistently deliver the best-in-class analytics that customers need to drive certainty and decision-making,” said Mike Capone, Qlik CEO. “Through our cloud-first platform and powerful analytics engine - enhanced by AI, automation and real-time data delivery - Qlik enables enterprises in every industry to drive increased value and impact from data across their entire organization.”
Qlik Cloud® is the industry’s only end-to-end data integration and analytics platform built for the modern enterprise that closes the gaps between data, insight and action. The platform uniquely manages all stages of an organization’s analytics data pipeline to deliver the full experience of transforming raw data into insights that drive decisions. Qlik’s capabilities grew significantly in 2022, including:
Predictive Analytics: Full integration of Qlik AutoML™, delivering predictive analytics for the 90% of enterprise use cases that don’t require deep data science expertise. Qlik AutoML is a simple, code-free way for analytics teams to leverage machine learning to train models, make predictions and plan decisions on current analytics use cases.
Enterprise Class Governance: The launch of Customer Managed Keys, advanced data encryption in Qlik Cloud that empowers customers to retain full control over their data in their Qlik Cloud tenant by bringing their own encryption keys. Customer Managed Keys is a central element in Qlik achieving an expanded set of regulatory certifications and standards that enable customers in the US Government (FedRAMP Authorized designation at the Moderate Impact Level (IL), Department of Defense (IL2)), US Healthcare (HIPAA with Enhanced Encryption and SOC2 Type 2 + HITRUST Attestation), and Automotive (TISAX) industries to more easily adopt Qlik Cloud for their cloud analytics workloads while meeting their rigorous security and data protection standards.
Ease of Use: Multiple enhancements were delivered in Qlik Cloud to make it even easier and more intuitive for users of all skill levels to interact with data and find insights. Key focus areas included advances in Natural Language Generation and Natural Language Processing capabilities, new analysis types to enable complex analysis such as k-means statical clustering in just a few clicks, simplified authoring of dashboards and enhanced reporting.
Cloud Data Fabric: The launch of Qlik Cloud® Data Integration, a set of SaaS services designed for analytics and data engineers deploying enterprise integration and transformation initiatives. The services form a data fabric that unifies, transforms and delivers data across an organization via flexible, governed and reusable data pipelines. These pipelines are essential for modern, business critical, AI, analytics and operational projects.
Partnerships: Qlik has also continually expanded our services with multiple leading cloud vendors, including Amazon Web Services, Snowflake and Databricks, to make it easier than ever for customers to access their essential data for analytics in the cloud.
“With Qlik, we’re finding important trends within industries, within customers, even within our two million individual part numbers, and in different market segments in the US and Canada. How people are evaluated, bonus structures and sales incentives are also based on that critical source. It places information at the fingertips of everyone, from our management teams to sales reps,” said Jenna Young, Strategic Pricing and Sales Analysis Manager, SMC.
*Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms” by Kurt Schlegel | Julian Sun | David Pidsley | Anirudh Ganeshan | Fay Fei | Aura Popa | Radu Miclaus | Edgar Macari | Kevin Quinn | Christopher Long, April 5th, 2023. G00768632
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BIG DATA MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS STRATEGY, DATA SCIENCE
Businesswire | April 27, 2023
Time is Ltd., a top employee engagement and productivity company, has introduced Collaboration Analytics 2.0, allowing users to access and analyze a wide range of metrics with ease.
Featuring world-first metrics such as advanced focus time and network metrics, Time is Ltd. holds a leading position in analyzing data from calendars, emails, Slack, and video conferencing tools to understand the pulse of teams - both from the Microsoft 365 Office and Google Workspace eco-systems.
"We're committed to eliminating barriers for employees at work, and that begins with identifying obstacles – whether it's a full day of ineffective meetings with an excessive amount of participants," says Jan Rezab, CEO & Founder of Time is Ltd.
As AI makes its way into the workplace, Time is Ltd. recognizes that measuring the impact of incorporating additional AI tools within collaboration and communication processes is essential, as it can significantly influence productivity.
With the release of 200+ metrics, Time is Ltd. also introduces its Collaboration Data Platform and API, allowing companies to integrate its clean and enriched data into their own systems, such as Google BigQuery or Tableau. This enables each organization to seamlessly blend it with their existing data sets.
Time is Ltd.’s Collaboration Analytics 2.0 key features include:
Meeting Efficiency: Evaluate and optimize meeting practices in your global organization.
Cross-Team Collaboration: Foster collaboration to reduce silos, enhance decision-making, and boost efficiency.
Hybrid Team Dynamics: Investigate communication differences between remote and in-office work.
Onboarding & Engagement: Assess onboarding effectiveness, support new joiners, and improve talent retention.
Customizable Data Views: Integrate processed data with your BI solution for additional insights.
To learn more about how Time is Ltd. can increase employee engagement, contact Time is Ltd.’s industry experts.
About Time is Ltd.
Founded in 2016, Time is Ltd. empowers companies to drive an engaged, focused, and thriving workforce, powered by collaboration data and insights. As the world’s leading employee experience and productivity SaaS platform, Time is Ltd. offers an interactive interface that enables companies and teams to analyze collaboration, meetings, instant messaging, emails, focus time, and more — allowing the companies to create ideal working environments for teams and employees.