KYC series – basic analysis

First question Contoso wanted to know is are we making money? Is that a surprise to you? Hopefully not. But we haven’t answered it yet! Primarily because though we have a strong handle on their sales side of things, but the cost data cannot be trusted. There is more business process work to do here…

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KYC – Basic description of example company

Ok, a lot about setting the stage; let’s do it. First a little bit about our example company. Here it is. Contoso Groceries UK, about $500m business. They procure and then distribute various grocery items to other smaller businesses who could be smaller groceries themselves or restaurants of various types or event caterers or even public institutions…

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Know your customer (KYC) – introduction to series

How do you make sense of sales data generated by transactions with 100,000 customers, 10000 products from 15 different sites through 10 different channels? It’s easy, you say, because there are now so many tools available to do this and this is not even big data. But it’s also hard because you don’t need big data…

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KYC series – customer lifecycle approach

There are many ways to analyze customer data. We present here the approach that may be taken with the tools that are available with Cortana Intelligence. Do some basic business analysis – get to know the customer, get to know the data, do some simple charts to see how revenue changes, margins change, what products…

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A Pricing Engine for Everyone built with AzureML and Python

This post describes the Microsoft Pricing Engine (MPE), a cloud tool for pricing optimization. MPE is easy to integrate into the business process as it uses the business’ transactional history and does not require A/B testing infrastructure to be set up. A double-residual modeling approach in MPE is the newest advanced causal inference approach to…

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