The state of play in reporting & assurance of sustainability information: 2019-2020 Data & Analysis

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Bitcoin Daily: HTC’s Exodus Blockchain Phone Now Supports Bitcoin Cash; Parsiq Offers Blockchain Data Analysis

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In other news, blockchain monitoring and intelligence platform Parsiq revealed that it is now offering its analytics tools to both businesses and customers to give them “insightful blockchain data for sound decision-making.”. Bitcoin BCH bitcoin Bitcoin Cash Blockchain blockchain phone crypto data analysis exodus HTC Neufund News Parsiq Retail Spencer Dinwiddie tokens What's Hot

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Coincident State Indexes (October 2022)

The Big Picture

Data Analysis Macro/EconSource: Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The Coincident State Indexes for October 2022 snuck out last week right before Thanksgiving. You might have missed it during the holiday week, but it’s worth reviewing.

Populations in Riskier Geographies

The Big Picture

Data AnalysisGreat interactive from the Washington Post showing the past 50 years. During that time, millions of people have moved into Hurricane alley — the route that seasonal storms frequently take from the Caribbean up the coast. Click to see the time lapse.

Which is Worse: Inflation or Unemployment?

The Big Picture

Our estimates with European data imply that a 1 percentage point increase in the unemployment rate lowers well-being by more than five times as much as a 1 percentage point increase in the inflation rate. Data Analysis Employment Inflation Really, really bad calls

Metric of the Week: CFOs Prefer Strategy Over Management

CFO

Strategy Communication Skills Data analysis KPIs Management scenario planning Soft SkillsChief financial officers as company leaders have been an ongoing theme over the past few years, for obvious reasons.

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What Data Makes NBER Recession Calls?

The Big Picture

It is difficult to look at these 6 (or 7) data points honestly and draw the conclusion that the nation’s economic activity in the first half shrunk. You can track all of these data points on FRED , as explained by this blog post. The post What Data Makes NBER Recession Calls?

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Turn To Mobile Verification To Stop AML

PYMNTS

In this month’s Feature Story, PYMNTS talked with Anthony Botticella , CEO of BitGo , about how the crypto exchange leverages mobile ID verification and behind-the-scenes transaction analysis to stop money launderers in their tracks. .

20 ways CFOs are shaking up the agenda: 11-15

Private Funds CFO

Continuing our list, we examine real-time data analysis, predictive analytics, Zoom fundraising, daily reporting and automated waterfalls. magazine fund administration fund finance

Can Payments Solve Healthcare’s $20K-Per-Family Cost Burden?

PYMNTS

This is all happening amid shifts that are seeing more incentives — including those based on sophisticated analysis of health data, along with digital devices — offered to consumers to keep them healthier, and to better keep them on track in paying their healthcare and hospital bills. However, data analysis can help change that. We all know the drill.

Visa On How To Use AI Responsibly

PYMNTS

After all — technology without guiding principles, without scrutiny of the beginning goals and end outputs — is just data in and data out, where unintended consequences may accrue. As Melissa McSherry, senior vice president and global head of credit and data products at Visa , told Karen Webster, the responsible use of AI that examines huge swathes of data (such as those housed in the payment giant’s own databases), “is a vital consideration for AI practitioners.”.

Farmer’s Fridge On The Importance Of Digital Upgrades

PYMNTS

The company recently began upgrading its digital infrastructure to accommodate the flood of data flowing in from an ever-expanding network of vending machines, suppliers and field operators.

QIWI Buys Plati Potom For Undisclosed Sum

PYMNTS

Plati Potom develops post-payment solutions for eCommerce and offline retailers, as well as data analysis and credit risk management tools. According to QIWI, the core focus areas of Plati Potom include research and implementation of various technologies, like data science in the fields of payments, eCommerce and credit risk management. QIWI expects that the data science technology developed by Plati Potom can be applied to a wide range of QIWI products.

Embracing The D-Word In The Omni Era

PYMNTS

That’s why interpreting data the right way can make all the difference between success and failure in today’s competitive retail marketplace. September’s Omnicommerce Tracker™ delves into this subject with RetailNext VP of Retail Consulting Shelley Kohan , who discussed the challenges and opportunities retailers have collecting and understanding data before coming up with an omnichannel campaign that makes sense for their business.

Surviving And Thriving Off Of Data In The Omni Era

PYMNTS

Interpreting data correctly, however, can make all the difference between success and failure in the retail industry. PYMNTS recently spoke with Shelley Kohan, vice president of retail consulting at RetailNext , about the challenges and opportunities retailers have when it comes to collecting and understanding data before trying to come up with an effective omnichannel campaign.

Data-R-Us: The Purchase And Sale Of Data

PYMNTS

Where do analysts get their data? It’s not like they can just stroll up to a retailer like Data-R-Us and buy it … can they? It’s called a data marketplace , and it’s not just for analysts. What Is a Data Marketplace? Like any other online marketplace, a data market is a virtual destination where goods and services are bought and sold. Organizations are hungry for data these days. Everybody Loves Data. Know what produces a lot of data?

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HP Enterprise Chief Architect On How Hybrid IT Moves Firms Beyond Moore’s Law

PYMNTS

In an interview with PYMNTS’ Karen Webster, Kirk Bresniker, chief architect of Hewlett Packard Labs with HPE , said a gap is widening between processing power and the needs of a data-driven world. The demands of new systems, until recently only sheer figments of imagination — from autonomous vehicles to 5G communications — means there are only microseconds in place for computers, companies, data-driven analytics and sometimes humans to make decisions.

Data Enabler Zooz Leverages Data To Drive Revenue

PYMNTS

But to learn from the data, first they need to see it. Zooz gives them a window into the data so that merchants can apply the facts to improve business results. Payments generate considerable amounts of data about the customer journey and transaction results, but merchants generally lack the tools to access and analyze this data,” said Zooz CEO Oren Levy. “We’re Zooz also offers secure data storage and protection for consumer information.

Data Enabler Alooma Aggregates Data So Retailers Can Actually Use It

PYMNTS

Analyzing data is tough, but a lot of products and services have solved for that. When Alooma CEO and cofounder Yoni Broyde talked to retailers, he found that for most of them, analysis wasn’t the problem. The problem was getting all their data into one place first. Eighty to 90 percent of companies we spoke with were having trouble moving data and bringing it together in one place,” Broyde said. Especially when dealing with cloud data or real-time data.

PR Startup Upbeat Gets $1.5-Million in Funding

PYMNTS

Rather than paying a large monthly retainer to PR agencies, the Upbeat platform uses data science to both find the appropriate journalist to contact, gauge story ideas and prep clients for interviews. Upbeat’s CEO Ricky Yean commented on how the company’s data science platform is changing the PR arena. The relationship between journalists and public relations professionals has seen its ups and downs over the years.

Data Enabler VoltDB Takes Stock Of Retailers’ Evolving Inventory Needs

PYMNTS

Data Enabler VoltDB helps retailers carry that load, with broad, deep, and most importantly, fast data reporting that enables them to adapt to fluctuating inventory needs on the fly. Flipkart, the largest online retailer in India, relies on this Data Enabler to track and manage inventory in real time. DD: VoltDB is an in-memory database for application modernization initiatives requiring an unprecedented combination of data scale, volume and accuracy.

From speech to insights: The value of the human voice

McKinsey

New technologies make voice-data analysis easier to achieve, for lasting results. In a digital age, live voice contacts matter even more in providing a high-quality customer experience. Insights on Operations Call centers Service operations

Collaborating Across The B2B Supply Chain, With A 360° View

PYMNTS

According to ClientLoyalty CEO Kent Barnett, data sharing, up and down the supply chain, can help save and improve relationships between enterprises and their suppliers —becoming what he termed “a strategic relationship with data.” He likened the process here, with a focus on B2B relationships, to the fabled Six Sigma techniques and analysis that help manufacturers gain insight in how to improve their processes. B2B Payments B2B clientloyalty data analysis Supply Chain

Generating Deeper Analysis from Financial Statements

Lime Light

Data analysis is one of the most challenging parts of any profession. It is not just a technical or a mathematical problem, it is a process that requires creativity and the ability to see beneath the data to uncover real insights. Time to read: 2 ½ Minutes.

“Excel thinking” is not thinking at all!

Generation CFO

My main reason for challenging people’s use of spreadsheets is that when talking to CFOs and finance people about new ways of working, continuous improvement, automation, faster analysis, even trying to help people improve their jobs, it seems the only answer to them is “Excel, please!”. “to

Adrien Laure, Director of Finance and Resources, Together for Mental Wellbeing

Generation CFO

Financial analysis, whether it’s looking at company statements, reviewing historical business activity or looking at company performance, is actually worthless if it does not lead to better decision making or helping to develop an organisation.

How to Create a Linear Regression Model in Excel

CFO News Room

Linear regression is a type of data analysis that considers the linear relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. Here, we look at how to use data imported into Microsoft Excel to perform a linear regression and how to interpret the results.

Deep Dive Live: Make Financial Data Your Lightsaber

Generation CFO

We’re going to explore what financial data is, what reporting is.”. “Is Is [the relevant data] all financial? Every business is a data business today – data is being produced from your ERP and other tools and systems internally and also externally.”.

How Can Workplan Analysis Strengthen Your Business?

VCFO

Workplan analysis is an effective tool used to review and analyze internal processes, systems, and particularly the experience and expertise required to execute your operations. Applications of Workplan Analysis. The Workplan Analysis Process.

Finding the Patterns in Big Data

The Finance Weekly

One of the most powerful ways to defend against competitors and shine amongst your peers is to discover that one gem of data that drives action. In technical terms, it’s the art and science of mining your data to find key patterns. To begin, the data must undergo a cleansing procedure.

Let’s Perfect Your Integrated Planning

Generation CFO

For example, advanced data analysis can provide insight that reveal new opportunities, reducing workloads while also reducing the risk of error.

The 3 Most Common Obstacles Power BI Beginners Need to Conquer

Collectiv

Power BI is an incredible tool that transforms your organization’s data into coherent and actionable insights. This feature allows you to source, clean, and prepare your data prior to loading it into a data model. Data Modeling.

Where Can FP&A Career Path Take You?

Fpanda Club

The growing variety and complexity of tasks within the finance function has resulted in the creation of a discipline that is supposed to become a bridge between the finance and business to support decision-making process by leveraging data and technology.

What SaaS Really Means for Modern FP&A

Centage

Planning Maestro offers the sophisticated features needed by small and mid-market organizations to integrate budgeting, forecasting, and deep data analysis within one easy-to-use, scalable SaaS solution.

“Excel thinking” is not thinking at all!

CFO News Room

My main reason for challenging people’s use of spreadsheets is that when talking to CFOs and finance people about new ways of working, continuous improvement, automation, faster analysis, even trying to help people improve their jobs, it seems the only answer to them is “Excel, please!”. “to