BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

Sesame Software Announces High-Volume Data Connector for ServiceNow, Providing Connectivity Across All Platforms

Sesame Software | September 06, 2021

Sesame Software, the innovative leader in Enterprise Data Management and creator of Relational Junction, today announced its high-volume data connector for ServiceNow -- accelerating customer Initiatives across cloud data warehouse, integration, and analytics.

Managing a full stack of various technology platforms makes it difficult to view data cohesively and make critical business decisions. As a solution to this problem, Relational Junction integrates ServiceNow with multiple platforms to achieve an overall view of the valuable data contained within.

Relational Junction is a multifaceted solution that combines integration, replication, data warehousing and compliance to cover all of your data needs. The platform's scalable architecture continuously evolves with organization-spanning data needs, allowing users easy access to their data and the ability to use how they see fit.

Key Benefits Include:
  • Fully integrate business processes across HR, legal, finance, procurement, operations, marketing, and other departments.
  • Easily connect to popular enterprise service management (ESM) and enterprise applications to SaaS applications — whether in the cloud or behind your firewall.
  • Connect to ERP and finance applications, such as SAP, Netsuite, and Oracle.
  • Unify your IT systems to make ServiceNow the system of record and automate business processes across applications.
  • Integrate your data into your analytical and operational layers without heavy, repetitive lifting. No coding, data mapping, or maintenance is needed.
  • Ensure data is up to date with continuous automated data syncs for accurate reporting and analytics.

About Sesame Software
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Sesame Software is the Enterprise Data Management leader, delivering data rapidly for enhanced reporting and analytics. Sesame Software's patented Relational Junction suite of products offers superior solutions for data warehousing, integration, as well as backup, and compliance to fit your business needs.

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Amazon Unveils Additional Analytics and Data to Empower Seller Success

Amazon | September 16, 2022

Today at Accelerate, Amazon’s annual seller conference, Amazon announced new features to Manage Your Experiments, a tool that helps sellers optimize content on product detail pages to drive higher rates of conversion, increasing their sales by up to 25%. Amazon also enhanced the Product Opportunity Explorer and Search Analytics Dashboard with new capabilities that help brands analyze marketing campaigns and identify areas to acquire new customers and drive repeat purchases. This new set of industry-leading tools makes it easier for sellers to tap into customer insights and analytics data to launch new products and increase sales. “We’re focused on supporting sellers as they work to build and grow their business,” said Benjamin Hartman, vice president of Amazon North America Selling Partner Services. “The tools we’re announcing today are a direct result of seller feedback and target every step of their Amazon sales funnel, from new customer acquisition to increased lifetime value. We’re committed to continuing to develop tools and features that deliver actionable insights for sellers.” “We have been working with Amazon since the beginning, leveraging data to build our business into one of the largest jewelry sellers on Amazon,” said Tal Masica, founder of PAVOI Jewelry. “Thanks to enhancements to the Search Analytics Dashboard and Product Opportunity Explorer, we now have the ability to analyze search trends at a granular level, giving us actionable insights to improve both trend forecasting and design for future collections – so we can continue delivering quality sustainable jewelry that our customers love to wear every day.” Amazon offers a range of industry-leading tools that empower sellers to optimize their listings, better understand customers, differentiate their brands, and grow their business. The following new tools were announced at Accelerate 2022: Manage Your Experiments is designed to increase the quality of product detail pages and drive higher conversion. With Manage Your Experiments, brands are able to run A/B tests on their titles, main images, and A+ content to see what performs best. Now, brands can also A/B test bullet points and descriptions, and review machine learning-based recommendations for product images and titles to drive better conversion. Additionally, brands can now opt-in to auto-publish winning experiments to the product detail page, automating their A/B tests. Sellers benefit from traffic from hundreds of millions of Amazon customers, and the new Manage Your Experiments features make it easier to test more content, faster. Search Analytics Dashboard has expanded since its launch in early 2022 to offer a new insights dashboard that provides sellers with anonymized data to better understand customers’ interests and shopping habits. For the first time, brands can download Search Query and Catalog Performance data and new ASIN-level details. This new capability enables brands to easily assess marketing campaigns to identify areas to drive repeat purchases and acquire new customers—either directly from within Amazon’s tools or by combining Amazon data with the seller’s own business data. The enhanced Search Analytics Dashboard is launching worldwide in September. Product Opportunity Explorer builds on its successful beta introduction in 2021, continuing to offer rich, accurate data that helps sellers understand, gauge, and evaluate product opportunities in the Amazon store. Sellers can assess the likelihood of a new product gaining traction with customers and forecast sales potential. For the first time, Amazon has now introduced an enhanced Product Opportunity Explorer with a new feature, Customer Reviews Insight. 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Datamatics | November 11, 2022

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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, BIG DATA MANAGEMENT

Comet Introduces Kangas, An Open Source Smart Data Exploration, Analysis and Model Debugging Tool for Machine Learning

Comet | November 17, 2022

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Striim | September 21, 2022

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