Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Birst Introduces Smart Analytics, Powered by Infor Coleman AI

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Smart Insights is first in series of AI-enabled capabilities that will give business users the power to harness the intelligence of their organizations and their data

Dubai, UAE – Jan. 30, 2019 – Birst, an Infor company and a leader in Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics for the Enterprise, today introduced its Smart Analytics family of solutions, powered by Infor Coleman AI.

Birst Smart Analytics is a new set of AI-enabled capabilities that elevate organizations above traditional reports and dashboards, using machine learning algorithms to power intelligent insights not previously available to business users. Built with patented technologies, Birst Smart Analytics delivers automated and personalized insights and recommendations that transform the Business Intelligence (BI) experience from descriptive (what is happening) to diagnostic (why is it happening) and predictive (what will happen).

Smart Insights, the first in this series of capabilities, empowers business users to tap into the power of data science and instantly understand the variables driving their Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Requiring no specialized expertise, Smart Insights helps business users find meaningful relationships between a given KPI and countless business variables, and then automatically generate visualizations and dashboards that explain the KPI’s behavior.

The dashboards generated by Smart Insights follow Birst’s Value-Based Design (VBD) methodology, which encompasses best practices for driving meaningful business outcomes with analytics. This means that the insights produced are more impactful because they prioritize the attributes that have the greatest impact on particular KPIs.

Additional capabilities that Birst plans to introduce, in the Smart Analytics family, include Anomaly Detection, Natural Language Generation/Querying (NLG/NLQ), and Intelligent Alerting, among others.

“AI is completely changing the way that people work and interact with data,” said Brad Peters, SVP and General Manager of Birst. “Starting with Smart Insights, our Smart Analytics solutions will help expand the reach of BI more broadly than ever before. Business users will take advantage of capabilities that until now had been available only to highly skilled data scientists. They’ll gain insights from data in a faster and more scalable way – often discovering relationships among data that they may not even have considered.”