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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

Big Company Goliaths Use Their Big Data to Beat YOU!

How do we know this?   Large companies loudly proclaim their investments in machine learning and predictive analytics.  It is often labeled as Artificial Intelligence.  The concept is to let the machines do the bulk of the work and have humans only deal with setting the rules and judging the exceptions.  It has been an unfair … Continue reading Big Company Goliaths Use Their Big Data to Beat YOU!

Is a category 5 coming to your industry?

The use of predictive analyses is relative – don’t understand, ask my neighbors! Recently a lot of tragic and terrifying events have been in the news.  Earthquakes in the Anchorage Alaska area fires in northern California and I personally have experience with Hurricane Michael.  Let me start with Michael.  My residence was in the hurricane … Continue reading Is a category 5 coming to your industry?

Let me introduce you to AugI.

AugI can be employed by your organization 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  AugI does not require a benefits package and will not expect raises or time off for good behavior.  AugI trains quickly and will routinely perform tasks daily, weekly, monthly or on any routine schedule you determine is best for your … Continue reading Let me introduce you to AugI.

…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!

How are reports like land-lines and VCR’s

For thirty years or more I sold systems that generated reports. Not just one or two reports but dozens and dozens of reports.  Each report had many variations that allowed you to sort them how you wanted, total them with averages, minimums and maximums and sort them from high to low or low to high.  … Continue reading How are reports like land-lines and VCR’s

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