First Uses of the Cross Sell AI in PowerBI

We have a couple of first users of our no charge Cross Sell artificial/augmented intelligence (AI) systems in Microsoft PowerBI.  Still early for most but here are a couple of ideas people are doing. One customer is exploring the recommendations as they are presented in their dashboard.  They are using the cross sell recommendations to … Continue reading First Uses of the Cross Sell AI in PowerBI

Sell More On Your Website Using Your ERP Data

Collaborative Metrix has a deal for you! We have taken our proven cross-sell methodology that has helped many distributors sell more on their website and placed the Artificial Intelligence (AI) processing into a Microsoft PowerBI dashboard. The AI modeling inside the Microsoft PowerBI file takes in a spreadsheet of your past order detail data (only … Continue reading Sell More On Your Website Using Your ERP Data

Predicting When You Will Break Your New Year’s Resolutions – AI Might Tell You

(Side Note: I use AI for Artificial Intelligence, but I implore you to think of AI in business operations as Augmented Intelligence) AI is more than robots in factories or self-driving cars.  People can use AI in their everyday lives.  Rather than rely on hope and good intentions, AI predictions introduce a dose of reality … Continue reading Predicting When You Will Break Your New Year’s Resolutions – AI Might Tell You

Santa’s New Algorithm – Naughty and Nice Classification

North Pole Augmented Intelligence Santa’s data elves were hard at work this year.  With a tremendous workload, Santa struggles more and more each year to classify children between naughty and nice.  Fortunately, he heard this year Artificial Intelligence could help organizations like his. After some education, he realized that what he wanted was better described … Continue reading Santa’s New Algorithm – Naughty and Nice Classification

…and Dashboards Are Like Flip Phones!

Remember flip phones?  A phone that folds to take up less space.  Awesome tech in the late 1990s. Did the flip phone do anything different than its non-flip cousins?  No, but the form factor was much more convenient.  Plus, it was just a cool thing to have. Dashboards are like flip phones.  They are cool … Continue reading …and Dashboards Are Like Flip Phones!

Observing Data – Finding Patterns – Changing the Future

The “science” in data science for business doesn’t exactly match with how the word is used in physics, chemistry, social sciences or other academic disciplines. Data Scientists do a good job of designing their experiments in data to come up with predictive models using statistically proven techniques.  However, the analogy to the physical and social … Continue reading Observing Data – Finding Patterns – Changing the Future

The Last 100 Feet of Artificial Intelligence

Most people understand the analogy of the last mile in business stories.  Sometimes it refers to physical delivery processes, sometimes to internet connectivity, and sometimes it is a general concept.  I am going to start using the concept of the last 100 feet in artificial intelligence (AI). It means the same thing as the other … Continue reading The Last 100 Feet of Artificial Intelligence

AI Helps Avoid Voice Mail in Sales Calls

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is bringing a lot of changes to how salespeople work.  Through analyzing customer behavior, even in a business to business sales model, AI is changing how companies are maintaining contact with customers. While much insight is gained from reports and dashboards, especially to monitor activity, most companies lack the ability to apply … Continue reading AI Helps Avoid Voice Mail in Sales Calls

Assessment – First Step is Learning How Artificial Intelligence Can Impact Your Business

Knowing where to start with Artificial Intelligence (AI) is difficult.   A technology driven approach most often fails because it applies tools without understanding the operational and business processes affected.  Likewise, creating business cases and project plans without understanding how AI processes work often fails as well. Software vendors who provide ERP, CRM and other business … Continue reading Assessment – First Step is Learning How Artificial Intelligence Can Impact Your Business

Stream Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

I just wrote an article for another website on the merger of stream analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). I wanted to get snarkier than I knew the website editors would allow. My position is IoT data streams that don’t have some AI monitoring the incoming data are almost worthless.  You certainly need to store a … Continue reading Stream Analytics and Artificial Intelligence