Low interest rates, higher capital requirements, and moribund customer spending continue to put the squeeze on bank profitability. One effective way for bankers to respond to these challenges and improve profitability is by using customer data and predictive analytics to identify customers and prospects who are most likely to generate… Read More →
Energy output – and global demand for energy – continues to change dramatically on an international scale. In 2013, U.S. crude oil production rose to its highest level in a quarter century as shale drilling has pushed U.S. output to its fastest pace on record, according to the Energy Information… Read More →
Rising regulatory pressures. A sluggish economy. Heightened competition from new market entrants. These are just a few of the challenges companies in the financial services industry are facing today.
While predicting the ups and downs of capricious financial markets may be next to impossible, financial services companies can tap analytics to confidently predict customer behavior to outperform their competitors.
As manufacturers endeavor to create products for the global market, manufacturing processes are becoming increasingly complex and factory equipment more costly. Computer-integrated manufacturing systems are rapidly being equipped with sensors, controllers, and other embedded devices that are able to manage production, equipment maintenance, product quality, inventory and supply chain operations.
In the fickle and cyclical semiconductor industry, market trends and pricing are constantly shifting. NXP Semiconductors N.V., which develops electronics solutions for the connected car, cybersecurity, portable and wearable devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), understands this all too well.
As savvy financial services professionals know, many industry players have multiple product and business lines that are constantly changing due to shifting customer and market demands. One TIBCO Spotfire client, CFS Consulting Group, is well aware of these challenges. CFS Consulting is predominantly focused on providing its clients with custom… Read More →
One of the greatest fears for manufacturing executives is the threat of a product glitch. Depending on the size and scope of a problem and the number of products or consumers affected, product recalls can mean billions of dollars in recall costs for manufacturers, not to mention legal and medical… Read More →
Shifting market forces are shaking up the retail banking industry from new payment platforms – including those from big players like Amazon – to mobile banking, peer-to-peer lending to regulatory constraints and a persistently tough interest rate climate. Furthermore, banks are under-leveraging their existing customer bases and missing out on… Read More →
While some manufacturers have been able to lower waste and the variables in production from lean manufacturing programs, extreme variability still faces certain processing environments, including pharmaceutical, chemical and mining concerns.