Notilyze versterkt organisatie met developmentteam om analytics te operationaliseren

Folkert ten Kate benoemd tot operationeel directeur

28 april 2021Notilyze, aanbieder van data-analytics-as-a-service, voegt een compleet nieuw developmentteam toe aan de organisatie. Naast de bestaande tak die zich richt op data-analyse, zal de nieuwe afdeling zich focussen op de ontwikkeling van IT-oplossingen en applicaties om analyses beter te integreren en te operationaliseren. Op deze manier helpt Notilyze klanten flexibeler te zijn in het benutten van data en meer te halen uit hun analytics-oplossing.

Lees het volledige persbericht via de links hieronder:

Persbericht – Nederlands

Persbericht – Engels

Final video SAS Hackathon 2021

For the SAS Hackathon, Notilyze created a chatbot for camp managers of refugee camps to obtain information from our data and analytics in an accessible way and suitable for a low bandwidth. We used SAS Conversation Designer to create the chatbot.

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Connecting SAS Conversation Designer to Telegram

For the SAS Hackathon, Notilyze created a chatbot for camp managers of refugee camps to obtain information from our data and analytics in an accessible way and suitable for a low bandwidth. We used SAS Conversation Designer to create the chatbot. To connect our chatbot to a suitable communication application, Christiaan created a custom integration using Python. Our chatbot is now connected to Telegram.

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Notilyze participates in SAS Global Hackathon 2021

After winning the SAS EMEA Hackathon 2020, we are proud to announce Notilyze will be participating in the SAS Global Hackathon 2021!

Curious about our topic for the SAS Global Hackathon 2021? In this video we answer different questions related to our subject.

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Notilyze open sources satellite image based refugee camp population estimation model

Together with Elva, Notilyze works on a project to estimate the number of refugees in refugee camps to more accurately estimate the number of necessary supplies in refugee camps. We made a model to extract information from satellite images to help estimating the number of refugees in refugee camps in Nigeria. This project helps to improve the position of refugees. Therefore we open sourced the code of Paul for this model through Github.

During his thesis, our colleague Paul combined three existing Github projects to come to a complete project that includes

  1. image preprocessing
  2. training of a Faster R-CNN model (object detection model, read more)
  3. evaluation of the results using a mean Average Precision score.

Check it out: https://github.com/Notilyze/Faster-R-CNN-Object-Detection

Notilyze in SAS Open D[N]A Café

On Tuesday, January 14 2021, our Co-Founders Colin Nugteren and Tom Dogger are special guests in the first SAS Open D[N]A Café of 2021. We will discuss our experience in last year’s SAS EMEA Hackathon, which our Notilyze team won.

 

Register at the DNA Lab website, and join us on January 14, 4.30 pm CET!

 

About D[N]A Lab

SAS D[N]A Lab service as an, open innovation platform for companies, start-ups and scale-ups with a positive impact on society. It supports projects in healthcare, academics, agrifood, nutrition, sports and climate change related domains; helping innovations to become ‘enterprise-worthy’ and ‘scalable-ready’.

A solid platform supporting your business is often not the first priority in scaling your business. While focusing on scaling-up your business, D[N]A Lab helps in provisioning a robust data & analytics platform. Your Data & Analytics is our DNA.

Notilyze genomineerd voor de Computable Awards 2020

We zijn trots om genomineerd te zijn voor de Computable Awards 2020, in de Services categorie.

 

De Computable Awards zijn de belangrijkste ICT awards in Nederland. Dit jaar is het de vijftiende keer op een rij dat het publiek, samen met de vakjury, zal bepalen welke projecten, aanbieders en personen deze prijzen verdienen.

 

Een onafhankelijke vakjury heeft voor elke award een lijst met genomineerden geselecteerd. Van 31 augustus tot 1 november 2020 kan iedereen eenmaal stemmen per categorie. De winnaar van iedere categorie zal op 24 november 2020 door Computable bekend worden gemaakt. De publieksstem telt voor 50% mee in de einduitslag, de professionele vakjury bepaalt de resterende 50%.

 

Help Notilyze met winnen door hier te stemmen: https://awards.computable.nl/stem/

Benefits of a data-driven approach to your business (part 2)

This is part 2 of a blog series. Part 1 can be found here.

 

Although there is much to be gained by a data-driven approach in business, not every company is unlocking the full potential of their data as of yet. In this blogpost series, we take a look at some of the benefits that accompany data-driven solutions. To illustrate these benefits, examples are provided of customer cases. This blogpost is all about process automation and saving time.

 

Business process automation or robotic process automation is basically the technology-enabled automation of complex business processes. Most of the time, businesses face predefined structured and repetitive tasks or processes that take up a lot of time to perform manually. By writing pieces of software code these tasks can often be carried out fully automatic, resulting in a lot of saved time and in most cases better decision making as well.

 

A business case at one of our customers serves as an excellent example of automating business process. This customer offers payment and financing solutions for consumers and businesses. For these parties  to qualify for a loan, they must satisfy certain legal conditions. To check all these conditions manually was a very labor-intensive job. Therefore, they sought after a more efficient way to review loan applications. We as Notilyze automated a lot of processes involved by using our decision management service. By integrating several API services and machine learning models into this service we were able to save a lot of time invested in repetitive tasks and improve their decision making as well. The result of our solution is that appliances for loans of up to €1000 can now be accepted, rejected, or decided to investigate further based on various external data sources, business rules, and models.

 

Another customer of ours believes in a world without disposable devices and works in accordance with the circular philosophy. That means their consumers pay to use devices rather than to own them. This company offers various subscriptions to washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, and coffee machines. Users pay per wash or per cup of coffee. The supplied devices are connected to the internet via special plugs, which are used to measure the power consumption of the device. The challenge that was faced was to accurately determine the number of washes and cups of coffee, considering the different types that can be distinguished (e.g. cappuccino, espresso, etc.). By using machine learning models, we were able to analyze the power consumption patterns. This formed the basis of a fully automated process, in which consumers are invoiced based on their usage. Moreover, customer experience is improved as well since the usage data is also exploited for personalized recommendation.

 

In both examples mentioned above, as well as in many of our other customers’ cases, there are processes that could be optimized by using data to go along with experience and gut feeling. Most of the time, enough data is gathered but not put to best use due to a lack of knowledge, tooling, or resources in a broader sense. No matter the industry, data can add significant value to your business.

 

Is your organization getting the most of its data? Contact Notilyze now to learn how a data driven approach can significantly improve decision making across your organization.

 

Contact details:

 

Daniel Karo

Commercial Director

daniel@notilyze.com

+31 6 34 04 12 34

Benefits of a data-driven approach to your business (part 1)

Although there is much to be gained by a data-driven approach in business, not every company is unlocking the full potential of their data as of yet. In this blogpost series, we take a look at some of the benefits that accompany data-driven solutions. To illustrate these benefits, examples are provided of customer cases. To kick off, this blog is all about cost reduction.

 

An excellent example of a data-driven solution to bring about cost reduction was implemented at one of our customers, a full-service credit management agency. One of their main activities is pursuing collection of outstanding money from debtors. Bailiff’s offices are hired to notify debtors about the current status of their debt – for example summoning them to appear in court – by delivering documents to their home addresses. It is crucial that these documents are delivered on time, because late delivery results in additional costs. Moreover, efficient document delivery in terms of quantity and time is desirable as well for obvious reasons. All in all, there are many cost drivers involved in this process. It was our task to come up with an easy, time-effective, and scalable solution that could minimize these costs.

 

Before, it was common practice to divide documents based on their ZIP code area and construct routes once there were enough documents to deliver in one area. This approach disregarded for the most part the costs for late delivery. To tackle this problem, we combined data from all bailiff’s offices involved and did not restrict ourselves to generating routes within one ZIP code area. Furthermore, we incorporated the importance of on-time delivery into our model leading to substantially lower costs. Implementing this solution in their business ultimately led to a reduction in overall costs of nearly 65%.

 

For another customer, we built a demand forecasting tool to gain better insights into the market and the quantities of goods to purchase. This company is one of the largest import and export organizations in the food sector. They source a wide range of high-quality meat and poultry for the European domestic market from regions all over the world. For many of their products they noticed strong fluctuations in demand over the year, which was hard to predict solely by using experience. After gathering massive amounts of order data and using different tools and methods, we came up with a demand forecasting solution that predicts demand based on a variety of factors such as product specifications, weather, and time components. A more accurate prediction of demand leads to less excess stock and fewer lost sales, both resulting in lower costs.

 

In both examples mentioned above, as well as in many of our other customers’ cases, there are processes that could be optimized by using data to go along with experience and gut feeling. Most of the time, enough data is gathered but not put to best use due to a lack of knowledge, tooling, or resources in a broader sense. No matter the industry, data can add significant value to your business.

 

Is your organization getting the most of its data? Contact Notilyze now to learn how a data driven approach can significantly improve decision making across your organization.

 

Daniel Karo

Commercial Director

daniel@notilyze.com

+31634041234

 

Notilyze obtains ISO and NEN certifications for data security

We are proud to announce that Notilyze obtained the ISO 27001 and NEN 7510 certifications for data security. With these certifications we demonstrate that we meet the highest data security standards, including specific health care requirements in The Netherlands. With this, our customers are assured that their data and information will be treated with the utmost care by Notilyze.

 

Please read the full press release trough the link provided below:

 

Press release – Dutch

Press release – English