Yes, it’s hard to believe, but a pivot table in Excel is NOT the best you can do for analytics–to truly excel (ha!), you’re going to need something that has more oomph in the thinking behind it. Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) is the juice that fuels ketteQ’s powerful analytical tools, and it’s what sets us apart from the options you might be familiar with from Microsoft or Google.
More Than a Feeling
So many companies rely on the gut instincts of seasoned managers, but the human brain can only tackle so many informational inputs before it goes kaput. Machines are exceedingly powerful, yet it’s safe to say most of them are underused, which is a real shame, considering just how much data you can put through them to truly take your business to the next level.
The trick is being able to tune into the signals you want to listen to and filter for various “what if” scenarios–what if a ship gets stuck in the Suez Canal, and you can’t supply all the green tea Starbucks HQ requires? What’s your backup plan? With a dashboard powered by AI/ML, you can play with those scenarios and see what happens when you pick option B (and more importantly, what it’ll cost). Remember the frantic wizard running the show in Oz? Time to say goodbye to that panic and let the machine do the work for you!
Get Your Motor Runnin’
Air traffic control is a simple concept to grasp–from high above a digitized map of the planes in the sky and queued up on the ground, operators pull the levers to put those planes where they need to be. Our Control Tower runs on a similar concept, only it’s a configurable engine that can take your KPIs and mix them in with market trends and predictions to give you scarily accurate real-time forecasts.
Algorithms speed through all the options and instantly, automatically feeding you with the data points for easier decision-making and taking a lot of the guesswork and unknowns out of the picture entirely. Instead, you can program those unknowns in and see what happens in the blink of an eye and figure out which option makes the most sense and at the best cost.
If you’re ready to learn more about how AI/ML can give you configurable alerts and easy-to-use dashboards for proactive problem identification and resolution, contact our CEO Cy today!