Tableau Software, leading analytics platform announces general availability of Tableau 2020.3

Tableau Software | August 13, 2020

Tableau Software, the leading analytics platform, today announced the general availability of Tableau 2020.3, which delivers the ability for customers to output to and update external databases directly from Tableau Prep Builder, expanding the Tableau platform to serve a broader set of data preparation needs. The latest release also includes new tools for Tableau administrators to simplify the distribution of product licenses to various groups in their organization. Customers can instantly access these features, as well as new integrations with leading database providers, by upgrading to Tableau 2020.3.

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Tredence Inc. Recognized as 2022 Microsoft Analytics Partner of the Year

Tredence Inc. | July 05, 2022

Tredence Inc. today announced it has been named 2022 Microsoft Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. "Tredence is delighted to have been awarded 2022 Microsoft Analytics Partner of the Year Finalist from over 3,900 global nominations. This recognition demonstrates our enduring relationship with Microsoft, passion for excellence and commitment to modernizing our client's businesses with great Data & AI solutions," said Hari Natarajan, EVP & Chief Alliance Officer, Tredence. "As a Microsoft Gold partner, Tredence focuses on last-mile adoption of analytics to help enterprises accelerate their migration to the cloud while reducing costs and maintaining business agility." The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 3,900 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. Tredence was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in the US. This year, awards were presented in a variety of categories. Tredence has been named '2022 Microsoft Analytics Partner of the Year Award Finalist'. The company was recognized for providing outstanding work in the Analytics-Labor Planning (Workforce Forecast) category for one of the world's leading water treatment technologies and services providers. The company devised and deployed an Azure-based Data & AI solution to optimize labor planning at their DCs, for daily operations in inbound and outbound logistics. Leveraging Tredence's analytics and forecasting expertise and the power of Microsoft's visualization platform, the customer, could forecast and disseminate the insights to required stakeholders. The solution provided transformational benefits with 90% accuracy for 70% coverage at the day-DC level. "I am honored to announce the winners and finalists of the 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards," said Nick Parker, corporate vice president of Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft. "These partners were outstanding among the exceptional pool of nominees and I'm continuously impressed by their innovative use of Microsoft Cloud technologies and the impact for their customers." Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards are announced annually prior to the company's global partner conference, Microsoft Inspire, which will take place on July 19-20 this year. About Tredence Inc. Tredence is a global data science solutions provider focused on solving the last mile problem in AI. The 'last mile' is the gap between insight creation and value realization. Headquartered in San Jose, the company embraces a vertical-first approach and an outcome-driven mindset to help clients win and accelerate value realization from their analytics investments. Tredence is a Great Place to Work-Certified and as a 'Leader' in the Forrester Wave: Customer Analytics Services. Tredence is 1,700-plus employees strong with offices in San Jose, Foster City, Chicago, London, Toronto and Bangalore, with the largest companies in retail, CPG, hi-tech, telecom, healthcare, travel and industrials as clients.

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ForMotiv Joins Guidewire Insurtech Vanguards Program to Bring Behavioral Data Science to Guidewire Carriers

ForMotiv | June 13, 2022

ForMotiv, a leading behavioral data science and intent scoring platform, announced that the company has joined Guidewire’s Insurtech Vanguards program, an initiative led by property and casualty (P&C) cloud platform provider Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE), to help insurers learn about the newest insurtechs and how to best leverage them. “We’re excited about this new partnership with Guidewire to continue to expand our reach in insurance,” said Bill Conners, CEO of ForMotiv. “We have worked hard for four-plus years establishing a footprint with leading carriers – and are excited to be a part of Guidewire’s Insurtech Vanguards program.” Insurtech Vanguards is a community of select startups and technology providers that are bringing novel solutions to the P&C industry. As part of the program, Guidewire provides strategic guidance to and advocates for the participating insurtechs, while connecting them with Guidewire’s P&C customers. “ForMotiv’s digital behavioral intelligence solution leverages machine learning to produce data analytics and scoring, enabling insurers to quickly view users’ clickstreams on their apps, which can accelerate underwriting and claims analytics. “We are thrilled to welcome ForMotiv and its innovative technology to our program so our mutual customers can raise the bar in leveraging their user data.” Laura Drabik, chief evangelist, Guidewire With its industry-leading behavioral data capture and intent scoring solution, ForMotiv works with carriers to help them analyze and monitor customer and agent digital behavior while accurately predicting user intent in real-time. ForMotiv provides robust behavioral reporting and analytics as well as a granular behavioral dataset leverageable across multiple departments. Armed with instant intent scoring and deterministic behavioral signaling, carriers can confidently predict buying intent, identify risk and nondisclosure, and expand their accelerated underwriting offerings to genuine users while dynamically intervening on applications requiring further qualification. ForMotiv’s real-time predictive behavioral analytics enable next-generation dynamic experiences, or SmartApps, that adapt to individual users based on their behavior. Its suite of products ranges from robust data capture and behavioral analytics to signaling and intent scoring. Carriers can leverage ForMotiv’s expansive behavioral dataset for both offline and real-time use cases. About ForMotiv ForMotiv is the only Behavioral Science Platform on the market that enables leading insurance companies to accurately and instantly predict user intent, in real-time. Our solution helps carriers improve digital customer & agent experiences, increase conversions, reduce risk & fraud, and more by analyzing users' digital body language (consisting of thousands of behavioral micro-expressions i.e. keystrokes, mouse movements, hesitation, corrections, copy/paste, and 150+ additional user engagement signals) while users engage with digital applications and claims forms to identify genuine, confused, risky or other behavior. Armed with real-time intent intelligence, ForMotiv carrier customers create next-generation dynamic experiences that adapt to individual users based on their intent. ForMotiv works with Marketing, Risk, Fraud, Data Science, Underwriting, Digital Strategy, and Claims teams.

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KNIME Accelerates Data Science Democratization Through Snowflake Collaboration

KNIME | June 10, 2022

KNIME, the open source data science company, today announced a strategic partnership with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, to democratize access to data analytics across all roles and departments. Understanding data is critical for creating business value. With the global data analytics market worth more than $200 billion, it’s necessary for as many people as possible across roles, departments and industries to have access to analytics in their daily jobs for overall better productivity. “Many of our customers rely on Snowflake to power virtually any data workload at scale, while utilizing KNIME to gain value from that data.” Paul Treichler, VP of global partnerships at KNIME Tarik Dwiek, Snowflake’s head of technology partnerships, added, “In partnership with KNIME, we look to enrich the Snowflake ecosystem with tools that can enable an even greater share of enterprises and both technical and non-technical users of data.” The joint offering means that users can access and manipulate data in Snowflake with a low-/no-code platform at no cost. KNIME Analytics Platform is a fully featured analytics workflow “designer” that can be used in conjunction with Snowflake’s Data Cloud to perform a broad range of analytics tasks from data prep to data science. Users can leverage the drag-and-drop interface to prepare and explore data, rapidly build analytical models, create data apps, and present results in BI tools such as Tableau or Power BI. KNIME is flexible and extensible, giving data experts the freedom to work in their preferred environment. Users can build sophisticated analytic models in its low-code/no-code environment or script custom algorithms in a language of their choice with built-in integrations with R, Python, Java and more. KNIME has a vibrant open source community of users who share their knowledge and expertise in specialized forums. Technical and non-technical teams can make use of this community to leverage pre-built components and workflows to accelerate their time to value and also upskill themselves through comprehensive free training and learning content available from KNIME. Upskilling non-technical teams to use data science and analytics leaves technical teams with greater bandwidth and freedom to concentrate on more complex tasks. Across industries, enterprises can also take advantage of KNIME’s commercial offering. KNIME Server offers a suite of features for automation, governance, production deployment and MLOps. Snowflake working in concert with KNIME Server enables organizations to move beyond pilot projects and build enterprise-scale data solutions that are compliant and accessible across the organization. Lastly, KNIME extends the deployment flexibility of Snowflake to the analytics layer, allowing enterprises to utilize the right resources for a given workload or scenario. “We are excited about the partnership between Snowflake and KNIME," said Ryan Bosshart, CEO of phData, the Snowflake 2021 RSI Partner of the Year and KNIME Elite Partner. “We've been building with both Snowflake and KNIME because we believe in platforms and technology that make it easier for people to build data products, in both business and technical roles. I’m excited to see what new use cases are possible with this combination.” About KNIME KNIME helps individuals and organizations make sense of data. KNIME software bridges the worlds of dashboards and advanced analytics through an intuitive interface, appropriate for anybody working with data. It empowers more business experts to be self-sufficient and more data experts to push the business to the bleeding edge of modern data science, integrating the latest AI and machine learning techniques. KNIME is distinct in its open approach, which ensures easy adoption and future-proof access to new technologies.

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Linq Analytics Extends Master Data Management and FP&A Capabilities

Linq Analytics | January 18, 2022

Linq Analytics, LLC, a provider of software and services for adaptive customer data management and analytics, announced today its acquisition of certain assets of Altius, Inc., a privately-held company with US offices in Sugar Land, TX. Altius' Flex™ suite of planning and Master Data Management (MDM) products give users the ability to augment Microsoft Excel™-based financial models with data enrichment and workflows, providing them a more accurate understanding of their information and enabling management tailored to their business. The addition of the Flex™ suite to the Linq Analytics portfolio will add capabilities that extend both Linq's Account Hierarchy Management Solution and associated analytics and workflows, helping Clients realize additional value across the Customer data chain through more agility in data integration, extensive analytics insights, and decreased redundancy. "Our Clients and Partners have expressed a desire to seamlessly connect their customer data from multiple CRM and ERP instances with existing analytics and finance workflows. We believe that adding the Flex™ capabilities helps us to provide a more complete solution that can drive additional value for our Clients." Brandon Swalve, Linq Analytics' co-founder and CEO As part of this transaction, Linq Analytics will appoint Noel Phillips as Chief Technology Officer. "In addition to the product capabilities, I'm excited to welcome Noel to Linq," continued Swalve. "He adds significant technical knowledge, functional expertise, and strong leadership to our rapidly expanding team, and our Clients will feel his impact quickly." "I'm very excited to join the superb team at Linq Analytics. I know the combination of Linq's innovative CRM and ERP tools - along with the Flex™ Planning Platform - will prove incredibly powerful. It tells a compelling story and will benefit current and future clients alike. I can't wait to see what we will achieve together." The Flex™ product suite will continue to be available from Linq Analytics. Support services for current Flex™ clients will be delivered through Altius, with transition for support expected to occur in Q2 2022.

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