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Business success comes down to customer experiences

Business success comes down to customer experiences

BLOG | CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENTBusiness success comes down to customer experiences 06 April, 2021 Nick Bell, Group CEO at Decision Inc. Even though modern technology is introducing new capabilities for organisations looking to adapt to evolving customer needs, the human...

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Risk Mitigation Across Today’s Supply Chain

Risk Mitigation Across Today’s Supply Chain

INFOGRAPHIC Risk Mitigation Across Today’s Supply ChainThe 2020 global health crisis has exposed gaps and challenges in supply chains for most major industries. The threat of continued disruption has remained steady, and companies are feeling pressure to ask if their...

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A message from our CEO. March 2021

A message from our CEO. March 2021

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO | MARCH 2021Right place, right time, right capacity.16 March, 2021 Aiden Heke, Chief Executive Officer, Decision Inc. AustraliaDear Clients, Partners and Staff, Friends ask me ‘how is the new role going?’. Typically, I have three responses.‘I am...

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In pursuit of progress: defining true transformation

In pursuit of progress: defining true transformation

BLOG | DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION In pursuit of progress: defining true transformation 02 March, 2021 Nick Bell, Group Chief Executive Officer “Noun. Movement to an improved or more developed state, or to a forward position.” – Cambridge English Dictionary. Digital...

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8-reasons-why-you-need-synapse-analytics

8-reasons-why-you-need-synapse-analytics

BLOG | DATA & ANALYTICS 8 Reasons why you need Synapse AnalyticsA single service providing limitless analytics In a recent survey by Harvard Business Review, 80% of respondents said their organisations are struggling to become mature users of data and analytics....

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10-reasons-why-power-bi-is-right-for-you

10-reasons-why-power-bi-is-right-for-you

BLOG | DATA & ANALYTICS10 Reasons why Power BI is right for youA picture speaks a thousand words. That’s what Power BI does to your data. It transforms one of your most valuable raw assets – your data - into rich visuals and analytics – that is easy to consume.  ...

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Decision Inc. Australia, new focus and vision

Decision Inc. Australia, new focus and vision

The Decision Inc. Australia team recently came together for a special 'Town Hall meeting'. Not having had many in-person company meetings due to COVID-19, it was great to see the whole team together again. With our new CEO on board, it was time to focus on our company...

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Beyond the bottom-line

Beyond the bottom-line

During a recent conversation with a CFO, they mentioned that one of their company's greatest challenges was converting disjointed and lengthy FP&A processes into eXtended Planning and Analysis (XP&A). The challenge of transforming functional business units...

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APRA Fund Level Statistics 2020 Update

APRA Fund Level Statistics 2020 Update

It’s that time of the year again. The Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) Superannuation statistics are available, a gift for those of us who love crunching numbers. These stats are for the year ending 30 June 2020, and they have both MySuper statistics...

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Traps to avoid in your data roadmap

Traps to avoid in your data roadmap

This week’s series of podcasts focus on the traps to avoid when you’re building dashboards and some other lessons. Beginning with this first clip, Mark opens up about some of the mistakes he first made when he got started. He shares these in the hope others can avoid...

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Digitising Finance to Relieve the Pressure on Modern CFOs

Digitising Finance to Relieve the Pressure on Modern CFOs

The world is changing rapidly. Businesses need to make accurate decisions faster. And the job of gathering the data to make these decisions usually lands at the feet of the CFO.   “54% of CFOs that have implemented digital finance transformation initiatives...

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Building A Data Strategy, Best Practices

Building A Data Strategy, Best Practices

In this week's series of insights, we look at the best practices you need to be mindful of when building out your data strategy. Firstly, we believe that no matter the size of the organisation, or whether the use case is internal or external, the approach should be...

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Embrace This Catalyst Moment to Drive Change

Embrace This Catalyst Moment to Drive Change

Using catalyst moments to drive change isn't easy, but sometimes we have no choice. We can either push away from the need to change, or we can embrace it. In these short clips, Mark Monfort, Client Partner, Decision Inc. Australia, talks about how to use this catalyst...

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Decision Inc. Australia Team Member Profile: Matt Cunneen

Decision Inc. Australia Team Member Profile: Matt Cunneen

Decision Inc. Australia Team Member Profile: Matt CunneenMatt joined our team a short few years ago but has been known to us as Data Analytics leader for more than a decade, loved by clients and colleagues alike for his absolute passion to drive better outcomes! How...

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Harnessing the Power of Data

Harnessing the Power of Data

Small to medium-sized businesses are generating more data than ever before with many using technologies like Xero or MYOB for accounting or Shopify to manage their online store. With all of the information being generated by these and other systems, there is an...

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Building apps with Power BI is easier than you think

Building apps with Power BI is easier than you think

In this article, I show you how you can take raw data from sources like the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and turn them into powerful visuals using Power BI. Normally, you might just create an app with a few charts and filters and not think too much about the...

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Snowflake, The Cloud Data Platform

Snowflake, The Cloud Data Platform

You would have seen the news about Snowflake's phenomenal IPO. The share price doubled on the first day giving Snowflake a valuation of roughly $100 billion Aussie dollars. Wow! Among large US-listed companies, only three are more expensive than Snowflake's 2020...

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The Journey to Modern Finance Survey

The Journey to Modern Finance Survey

Is your FP&A organisation actively committed to innovation?Innovation is needed to drive better insights into the business. It can accelerate the provision of accurate management information, and improve the robustness and dependability of decision-making. If your...

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We are all in this together!

We are all in this together!

We are all in this together! A special message from our global team during these uncertain times. The ABM Systems (Australia) and Decision Inc. teams (South Africa and the United Kingdom) rapidly adapted to the new way of working due to COVID-19 and the effects on...

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ABM Systems Team Member Profile: Rakesh Shah

ABM Systems Team Member Profile: Rakesh Shah

Decision Inc. Australia Team Member Profile: Rakesh Shah When Rakesh joined Decision Inc. Australia, over a year ago now, much of his experience had been in the retail space. We asked him to assist a large global bank in a complex and demanding project. His skills in...

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The “Point and Shoot” AI

The “Point and Shoot” AI

Why is now an excellent time to utilise machine learning? There used to be a time when taking a photo was highly technical work. The photographer had to know how to process the film, set up the camera, get the exposure right, tune the focus, configure the flash and...

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It’s time to start planning for the recovery. Here’s why.

It’s time to start planning for the recovery. Here’s why.

It’s only a month since we were planning for the apocalypse.  The news from Italy was dire and, Australia was tracking along a similar curve.  Until we weren’t.  In the last four weeks, we’ve had a shutdown and a comparatively mild lockdown that has put a few hundred...

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Rain prediction model using Machine Learning

Rain prediction model using Machine Learning

Problem Statement Can we predict whether it will rain tomorrow or not using data?   Solution: Classification model (Logistics Regression) using Machine Learning can be used for forecasting whether it will rain tomorrow or not.    The post aims to convey things that...

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Transforming Finance Operations for Retail

Transforming Finance Operations for Retail

Transforming Finance Operations for RetailFew industries have felt the impact of data and digital technologies more than retail. Having only barely had time to breathe from the first round of "omnichannel", today's omnichannel means that you have to deal with even...

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ABM Systems Team Member Profile: Kevin Connelly

ABM Systems Team Member Profile: Kevin Connelly

Kevin became interested in technology from a young age. His older brother was a outstanding java developer and was sponsored by Sun Microsystems. By the time Kevin started studying IT, he had a solid understanding of computers and how they worked.

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Open data: SIRA Workers Compensation System Dashboard, June 2019

Open data: SIRA Workers Compensation System Dashboard, June 2019

With recent calls for greater transparency into the monitoring of the financial services industry, regulators are struggling to drive initiatives to publish data for the general public.

“This changes the whole landscape of how we deal with our customers and stakeholders. Well done again Campbell Brown and Tyron J Diedricks and the team ABM systems.”
– Shane Morris, Program Manager, Data Analytics and Reporting (Contractor) at NSW Department of Customer Services DCS

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