Introducing Ironside Solutions – Industry and Functional Expertise Applied to Solve Your Most Critical Business Problems

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Ironside is proud to announce the launch of its innovation center with a number of exciting new packaged Ironside solutions built on the IBM Business Analytics and Information Management portfolio. These solutions are designed to accelerate and multiply client return on investment and address specific functional and industry business problems. Be sure to contact us or stop by our booth at IBM Information on Demand next week to speak to our industry and functional solution experts in person.

Ironside User Experience Accelerator

ironside solutions ux exampleThis new and exciting solution meets the rising expectation for analytics applications that are equally functional, effective and visually appealing. The user experience accelerator is designed to simplify this activity, enabling our customers to recognize value rapidly, and meet their stakeholders expectations of a beautiful, consumerized business analytics user experience. This Ironside solution leverages the exciting IBM Rapidly Adaptive Visualization Engine (RAVE) within the IBM Cognos 10.2.1 Platform. Using this powerful new engine we can enable our customers to build stunning, mobile-ready analytics applications and visualize information in the manner that their business dictates, rather than being restricted by off-the-shelf options.

Ironside Financial Performance Management for Insurance

ironside solutions fpm insurance exampleOur FPM team has over 50 years’ combined experience in the Insurance arena in the areas of finance and accounting. We’ve harnessed that experience and built a comprehensive financial analytics solution for Property, Casualty and Life Insurance organizations. Built upon the foundation of IBM Cognos TM1 10.2 with a modular design that allows for organizations to methodically tackle their core finance processes, including but not limited to: Driver-based Premium Forecasting and Budgeting, Losses, Expenses (Activity Based Costing), Ratings Models, Investments and more. This comprehensive solution includes dashboards, ad-hoc analysis, what-if analysis and scenario modeling, as well as annotated board-book style reporting to satisfy any of your internal or external regulatory requirements. Be sure to stop by and speak to one of our insurance industry experts.

Ironside Customer Retention Solutions

ironside solutions customer retention exampleLeveraging our predictive expert’s years of experience in the customer relationship function, we’ve assembled a turn key solution to address customer churn and customer tenure issues that keep many CEOs up at night. With the cost of custom er acquisition steadily on the rise, we are harnessing the power of predictive analytics to help organizations segment and target their customer base for preventative and proactive customer relationship management. We also provide solutions to predict customer tenure and enable more accurate predictive forecasting for the office of finance. This exciting solution enables hot button activities such identifying the CRM next best action. Through experimentation we can provide organizations with actionable plans to cross-sell and up-sell their customer base, maximizing retention and profitability. The Ironside CRS is powered by IBM SPSS Modeler, and includes IBM Cognos Business Intelligence to enable sharing and integration of results with other information from across your business.

Ironside Business Analytics as a Service

softlayer logoOur managed services division has recently entered into a strategic partnership with IBM’s SoftLayer to provide our customers with the most cost effective and robust cloud platform in the business. This new partnership enables us to pass significant infrastructure savings onto our customers and allows us to provide a variety of business analytics platform configurations to suit the specific needs our customers, from growth and mid market companies to the large enterprise. Speak with our managed services experts to learn more about how your organization can leverage business analytics managed services either in the cloud or even in your own private data center.

IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality (PMQ)

ibm pmq exampleLeverage the power of predictive analytics to anticipate and prevent critical breakdowns of virtually any component driven system. This exciting new solution from IBM is poised to transform a variety of applicable industries: from automotive, industrial and manufacturing, to clinical healthcare settings. The Ironside Group is one of the only IBM Business Partners equipped to guide you through end-to-end PMQ solution deployment. Be sure to stop by our booth and learn more about the solution that is sure to be one of the hottest topics at IBM IOD this year.

Learn More about Ironside Solutions

If you’d like to learn more about Ironside solutions, check out the solution pages on our website or stop by our booth in the EXPO at IBM Information on Demand next week in Las Vegas.