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Voxco | April 06, 2022
Voxco, the actionable insights platform, today announced an extension to their existing survey research platform with the launch of Voxco Intelligence. The launch comes at a time when the pandemic has transformed the way Voxco does business, with an ever-growing number of organisations realising the importance of using digital platforms to better serve their customers.
After serving several major players in the retail, automotive & finance industry, Voxco Intelligence (previously Actify by Voxco) will now be available to organisations globally. The new offering - Voxco Intelligence, a no-code data analytics platform, will help organisations unlock the true potential of customer data using predictive analytics, AI & Machine learning models. Voxco Intelligence enables businesses to understand customers faster, uncover hidden insights and make effective decisions.
Voxco's existing omnichannel survey capabilities and Voxco Audience (its global panel aggregation platform) will be integrated as one offering under Voxco Research. Voxco Intelligence perfectly complements Voxco Research as the two combined, ensure a seamless end-to-end solution for enterprises looking to gather feedback, measure sentiment, uncover insights & act on them. It enables organisations to fuel experiences, foster loyalty & maximise customer LTV.
"Most organisations struggle with implementing customer-centric solutions due to the poor quality of data they've. Often, they also lack the technical expertise that's required to make sense of their data. Voxco Intelligence, with its AI & ML capabilities, helps them unlock their true growth potential by unifying & analysing huge volumes of siloed data, developing actionable intelligence, and enabling business transformations."
Sumit Aneja, CEO, Voxco
Transform experiences and survey research with Voxco Intelligence's core capabilities:
Single Source of Truth
Gather customer data from multiple data sources and interactive channels, filter fraudulent data, and integrate and standardise it to create a complete 360 view of your customers.
Analyse omnichannel customer data to understand customer needs, measure emotion, predict next behaviour & forecast business metrics in real-time
Using text analytics, identify and prioritise the most pressing issues by analysing the underlying satisfaction drivers to understand customer sentiment and behavior.
Combine AI and ML to recommend high-value actions to relevant teams in real-time.
Voxco Intelligence also enhances efficiency with automation of manual tasks, standardisation of data for easy analysis, and improved data visibility across levels.
Voxco, a leading actionable insights platform helps the world's leading brands take data driven decisions to drive growth & fuel omnichannel experiences. Using Voxco, organisations can foster loyalty, increase customer lifetime value and enhance risk management which delivers exceptional returns on investment. Over 500+ market research organisations, government & government agencies, universities and global corporations use Voxco to gather data, measure sentiment, uncover insights and act on them.
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EXL | December 21, 2021
EXL , a global analytics and digital solutions leader, today announced its acquisition of Clairvoyant, a global data, AI, and cloud services firm. The acquisition strengthens EXL’s capabilities by adding additional expertise in data engineering and cloud enablement, further supporting its clients in insurance, healthcare, banking and financial services, and retail.
With the acquisition, Clairvoyant will become part of EXL’s fast-growing analytics business, which helps clients make sense of data to drive better decision-making across the enterprise and rapidly adapt business strategies in response to market changes. The addition of Clairvoyant’s talent and capabilities in data engineering, AI/ML operations and cloud will accelerate EXL’s data-driven strategy, expanding critical cloud operations capabilities to help our clients drive large-scale digital transformation projects and generate faster value from modern cloud-based data and analytic platforms.
“Data has become the lifeblood of every industry as businesses confront volatile swings in the economy, changes in consumer preferences and the need to continually adapt to new technology. Clairvoyant has established itself as a leader in data and cloud engineering, bringing many of the key structural components we need to expand our offerings and help our clients harness the power of data to enable better and faster decision making.”
Rohit Kapoor, EXL Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Founded in 2012, Clairvoyant has consistently been named among the fastest growing and most innovative privately held companies in the U.S. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, with multiple offices throughout North America and India, the company employs more than 550 people globally and serves marquee clients in the financial services, retail, healthcare, and tech industries.
“The need to quickly aggregate and interpret data has grown exponentially across industries in recent years,” said Vivek Jetley, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Analytics at EXL. “As our clients look to leverage the power of analytics for business advantage, they need to modernize their data capabilities to keep pace. Having worked closely with Clairvoyant, we believe that the combination of our domain expertise, data management and analytics capabilities and their industry-leading data and cloud engineering services will help clients increase agility and speed to value and set the stage for breakthrough solutions.”
"We are thrilled to join forces with EXL. We share a culture of fearless innovation and a relentless commitment to helping our clients overcome some of their biggest challenges,” said Chandra Ambadipudi, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Clairvoyant. "By integrating our capabilities with EXL’s broad reach and expertise, we will be able to add value across a much wider range of clients and unlock exciting new growth opportunities along the way."
The transaction was completed in the fourth quarter of 2021. Clairvoyant is expected to be accretive to 2022 adjusted diluted EPS and will be reported in our Analytics segment.
EXL is a global analytics and digital solutions company that partners with clients to improve business outcomes and unlock growth. Bringing together deep domain expertise with robust data, powerful analytics, cloud, and AI, we create agile, scalable solutions and execute complex operations for the world’s leading corporations in industries including insurance, healthcare, banking and financial services, media, and retail, among others. Focused on driving faster decision-making and transforming operating models, EXL was founded on the core values of innovation, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect. Headquartered in New York, our team is over 34,000 strong, with more than 50 offices spanning six continents.
Clairvoyant is a global technology consulting and services leader that helps organizations in their business transformation by maximizing the value of data through actionable insights. The company provides data engineering, analytics, machine learning, product engineering, and cloud-based solutions to some of the world's largest brands. Founded in 2012, Clairvoyant is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, with offices in the U.S., Canada, and India.
Qontigo | January 11, 2022
Qontigo, a leading provider of innovative risk, analytics and index solutions has made available ISS ESG, Clarity AI and Sustainalytics data within its financial optimizer, Axioma Portfolio Optimizer (APO). Sustainalytics will also be integrated into Axioma Portfolio Analytics (APA) for performance attribution and reporting as well as Axioma Risk Model Machine (RMM), which allows users to create custom risk models.
With this direct integration into Axioma portfolio construction tools, asset managers, wealth managers and asset owners will be able to construct portfolios actively tilting towards a combination of ESG attributes; identify point-in-time ESG exposures; create desired hedges; develop custom risk models that explain risk and return; and run performance attribution based on ESG attributes.
Using its proprietary Risk Entity Framework, Qontigo is able to consolidate and normalize sustainability-linked content from multiple sources, ensuring consistency across multiple asset classes.
"We know that there's a great need for sustainability to inform the investment process and so it's important for us to offer clients a breadth of best-in-class content," said Chris Sturhahn, Chief Product Officer for Analytics at Qontigo. "Clients running strategies with ESG-linked goals – from climate to impact – may already be working with a number of vendors, but they can now benefit from more seamless data integration with leading analytics tools for portfolio construction, risk and reporting, which could result in lower total cost of ownership."
The forthcoming introduction of sustainability content into Axioma multi-asset class, cloud-native offerings will enable investment managers to also manage their portfolios with respect to a wide spectrum of sustainability-linked investment targets, as well as generate output that helps with sustainability-linked management, investor and regulatory requirements.
"We are pleased to offer our market-leading ESG data through the Axioma Portfolio Optimizer, initially starting with a focus on climate and encompassing emissions data, physical and transitional risk metrics, and scenario data across approximately 28,000 issuers," said Dr. Maximilian Horster, Head of ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. "We are excited by the opportunities this partnership affords mutual clients to access class-leading ESG and risk management solutions through an integrated channel."
"One dimension of bringing societal impact to markets is providing broad, granular and transparent ESG Risk and SDG Impact analysis, and we are excited to bring that to Qontigo and its clients," said Rebeca Minguela, Founder & CEO of Clarity AI, the global, leading sustainability tech platform. "Instead of applying analysts' subjective assessments, we leverage science-based methodologies and proprietary machine learning to deliver reliable and objective data at scale with exceptionally broad coverage. As a digital-native provider, we lead the industry in offering a comprehensive range of SaaS solutions for sustainability assessment, and integrating into Axioma Portfolio Optimizer creates the opportunity for us to illuminate paths to a more sustainable world for an even wider base of clients."
"Sustainalytics is delighted to provide Qontigo's clients with our diverse range of ESG risk and compliance solutions," said Shila Wattamwar, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships at Sustainalytics. "With ESG issues becoming a more central part of the investment decision-making process, investors can now more easily show the ESG risk attributes of their portfolios and report on them by leveraging Sustainalytics' rich ESG solutions in Qontigo's risk and analytics environment. We look forward to building on the success of our relationship with Qontigo and expanding our partnership."
Users of APO, APA and RMM will be able to access:
ISS ESG Daily Multi-Attribute files covering 2 modules across more than 28,000 entities: Climate Core and Climate Impact
Clarity AI ESG Risk ratings as well as SDG Impact metrics, with coverage that extends across 30,000 companies, 135,000 funds, 198 countries and 187 local governments
Sustainalytics Daily Multi-Attribute files covering 7 modules across more than 25,000 entities: ESG Risk Ratings, Product involvement, Controversial Weapons, Global Standards Screening, Corporate Governance and Controversies
Qontigo currently uses ISS ESG and Sustainalytics datasets for the construction of STOXX and DAX indices.
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Talend | April 11, 2022
Talend, a global leader in data integration and management, announced today it has acquired Gamma Soft, a market innovator in change data capture (CDC). The addition of Gamma Soft's highly complementary, enterprise-class change data capture technologies will help customers streamline their data modernization initiatives, including cloud migrations, and support advanced, real-time analytics use cases across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
Today, many organizations rely on brittle, hand-coded integrations, or rely on multiple data management tools with redundant capabilities across integration, replication, modeling, preparation, quality, cataloging, and governance. With the combination of Talend and Gamma Soft, data professionals will be able to solve more use cases that require support for quickly changing data faster and easier than ever on a single end-to-end solution.
"We are thrilled to welcome the talented Gamma Soft team to Talend. Complementary to our product portfolio, Gamma Soft deepens our already comprehensive integration capabilities and gives us new functionality for enabling advanced, real-time business insight. More broadly, Gamma Soft extends the value we provide customers in helping them quickly build, continually monitor, and easily optimize enterprise-wide data health."
Christal Bemont, CEO, Talend
Headquartered in Paris, France, Gamma Soft helps companies continuously track and replicate changed data in real time from a source, such as data warehouses, data lakes, and other databases, to a destination without requiring the entire data set to be extracted. This process provides multiple benefits, including streamlining and accelerating cloud data migration projects and enabling real-time business optics to drive everything from supply-chain optimization to fraud detection.
"Change data capture technologies offer speed, accuracy, and agility in data replication that can help businesses successfully optimize their real-time analytics and cloud migration initiatives," said Stewart Bond, Research Director, IDC. "According to our recent market forecast, taking control of dynamic data is a high priority for companies that need to continue their digital transformation and plan for digital resiliency. Bringing Gamma Soft into Talend's product portfolio is a great add for Talend and for its customers."
Véronique Goussard, general manager, Gamma Soft said, "Joining Talend is a great fit from a product and cultural perspective for Gamma Soft and for our customers. Talend will help take our CDC capabilities to the next level and provide customers with a single, end-to-end solution to successfully execute on data strategies that rely on quickly capturing changing data for analysis in cloud, hybrid or multi-cloud implementations."
Talend, a leader in data integration and data management, is changing the way the world makes decisions.
Talend Data Fabric is the only platform that seamlessly combines an extensive range of data integration and governance capabilities to actively manage the health of corporate information. This unified approach is unique and essential to delivering complete, clean, and uncompromised data in real-time to all employees. It has made it possible to create innovations like the Talend Trust Score™, an industry-first assessment that instantly quantifies the reliability of any data set.