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IBM’s Watson Analytics brings new insights to our employee and sales solutions

Jan 05, 2017

Written by: Adam Veazie
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IBM’s Watson Analytics is bringing new insights to BIW’s employee engagement and sales channel initiatives

We’re excited to share that BI WORLDWIDE (BIW) is integrating IBM Watson Analytics into our customer offerings to help improve the way existing and potential customers manage and engage their people. By combining our solutions with Watson Analytics’ cognitive powered predictive and prescriptive capabilities, we’re making it easier for BIW clients to extract actionable insights from valuable yet disparate data, and they can now use engagement, performance and financial data to uncover key insights and enhance their program strategies. 

As we’ve seen, there are still many companies not yet leveraging analytics to inform business approaches and strategies. BIW’s collaboration with Watson Analytics offers three key benefits for customers. First, Watson Analytics’ security-rich, collaborative cloud-based service helps make the aggregation of datasets quick and easy to connect to corporate data. Second, leveraging BIW’s proprietary engagement-based performance models provides a broad set of insights and improvement scenarios from which alternate strategies can be considered. Finally, using engagement ROI Expert Storybooks, BIW clients can solidify their business case and use the insights to guide program design strategy and track performance.

 “We know engagement programs that produce the best results rely heavily on a deep understanding of our customers’ current data, and a clear view of who and what they are trying to impact,” said Adam Veazie, BIW’s VP of Strategic Partnerships. “Adding Watson Analytics allows us to guide customers through a robust assessment in a fraction of the time, providing actionable insights for planning and program management.” 

Leveraging insights from BIW’s experience operating thousands of recognition platforms, sales promotions and incentive programs, BIW’s engagement ROI Expert Storybooks guide customers through the process of understanding and learning from their data sources. This helps customers uncover patterns and relationships to inform decision making and solidify a business case for their engagement programs.

“Whether you are ultimately trying to reduce your cost of turnover, improve productivity or quality, or increase sales, our collaboration with BIW demonstrates how Watson Analytics can help you make more informed decisions, enhance your strategy and help reduce the time and costs of traditional analytics processes,” said Marc Altshuller, General Manager for Business Analytics, IBM.

This is just the beginning of our relationship with IBM Watson Analytics. Stay tuned for more details. 

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