We believe that greater analytics drive greater outcomes.
In our vision, complete analytics will play an ever-increasing role in helping businesses be more accurate and effective, overcome their greatest challenges, and compete more effectively. We have seen the power and potential of advanced analytics firsthand, and know exactly how to help companies turn vast amounts of raw, unsifted data into rich and tangible intelligence they can use. To what end? To anticipate risk and drive safety; to save dollars and lives; to optimize capacity, inventory and performance; and to enable change.
From demand forecasting and price setting to systems performance, risk mitigation and more, we have the power to apply advanced analytics and machine learning to any situation and, in turn, radically transform how businesses are run.
Roadmaps and mentoring to help your organization mature into an analytical competitor.
Where does your firm fit in the analytical maturity model first laid out by one of our leaders, Tom Davenport?
We can guide you to the Analytical Competitor stage through:
Assessments and audits
Planning and roadmaps
Capabilities development and mentoring.
Our collaborative engagement model leaves your team with the “know-how” to do analytics.
We consider an engagement to be unsuccessful if we cannot establish you as the owner-operator of the solution.
Analytics is characterized by a bewildering array of rapidly evolving technologies. Our platform advisory services can help you put the right components in place.
Analytical Software Adaptation
From general open source and proprietary software, such as Python, R, and SAS, to the more recent machine learning frameworks, we know how to match the science to the data.
We work with your IT resources, be they internal or consultants, to recommend supporting technologies such as data lake solutions, distributed computing technologies, and cloud service providers.
Collaborative Analytics Lab
Get hands-on experience with software you are considering on a real platform, with real use cases, guided by consultants from First Analytics at your side.
SAS Analytics Modernization
Your complete analytics shop may have been around a while and feels the need to “catch up” with the latest developments in SAS technology. This high-level overview shows you how we can help you make your SAS analytics infrastructure current.
If your IT department is lacking the resources to support your analytics needs, we may be in a position to host or administer environments for you.
Analytics of Things
Beyond the hype surrounding the Internet of Things, there is value to be extracted from the data produced by sensors, event recorders, machine PLCs and historians, and connected devices. Here are some example applications:
Getting your application up and running is not easy. Check out these links that describe some related issues and challenges.
- When Will the Analytics of Things Grow Up?
- Eight Data and Analytics Capabilities You’ll Need for the Analytics of Things
- Why Your Analytics of Things Aspirations will Fail
First Analytics can guide you to fulfill your Analytics of Things aspirations. A typical First Analytics engagement model:
Are employee and public safety important to your company? Did you know that effective analytic strategies could help prevent incidents, accidents or even equipment failures using data you already have? At First Analytics we utilize your data to create and tailor a solution focused on addressing your exact business focus. The main objective, however, is to anticipate risk in future activities. Predictive analytics can assess at-risk employees as they are scheduled for a particular shift. While actual incidents are rare and difficult to predict, a risk score produced by a predictive model, in and of itself provides a valuable mechanism for intervention and remediation.
Benefits of Predictive Safety Analytics
This is the age of information, data mining, machine learning and predictive, complete analytics. Safety departments that don’t embrace this will fall behind. Contact us to learn how you can….
- Predict and prevent employee incidents, accidents and equipment failures.
- Identify the people, places and processes at most risk.
- Quantify the probabilities of accidents or injuries.
- Categorize and quantify the relative impact of specific risk factors.
- Separate signal from noise when accessing trends or the impact of safety programs, equipment, or process changes.
- One injury or incident can be hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.
- For every prediction we make, we can tell you how accurate those predictions are.
- For every risk factor that we confirm, we can tell you our statistical level of confidence in that factor.
Predictive Safety Analytics Resources
Dive deeper into our safety assets:
- Excerpt/Case Study from the 2017 edition of Tom Davenport’s “Competing on Analytics”
- Predictive Safety Analytics Case Study
- First Analytics Blog post: An Overlooked Opportunity for IoT: Safety
- First Analytics Blog post: The 4 Ps of Safety
- Predictive Safety Analytics Infographic
- SAS Blog post: Screaming Analytics. Let your safety data whisper.
Schedule Your Safety Analytics Consultation
Forecasting & Supply Chain
Realize accuracy gains and process efficiencies by building statistical models into your forecasting processes.
Supply Chain Optimization
From consumer demand to manufacturing, use data and analytics to optimize the nodes of supply.
Demand Signal Analytics
Reduce stock-outs and excess inventory at your customers through statistical modeling and machine learning.
Machine Augmented Demand Planning
Use machine learning to forecast demand and make decisions to increase accuracy and free up demand planners to focus on value-add activities.
SAS Forecast Server implementation
We are the leading SAS partner when it comes to deploying this solution.
Forecasting as a Service
For organizations whose staff and IT departments are not ready to support advanced statistical modeling.
Price & Marketing
We have extensive experience in pricing and marketing analytics.
General Pricing Applications
- Retail price elasticity modeling and optimization
- QSR menu pricing
- Trade promotion optimization
- Marketing mix modeling
- Market segmentation
- Smart Business Experiments
- Product assortment
- Public relations and social media analytics
Fuel Price Planning and Optimization
A solution for fuel retailers that can integrate with existing pricing technologies. It can be deployed in-house or offered as a service through the SAS Managed Analytic Service Provider program.
Custom Solutions & Services
Our skilled team can serve as your R&D or analytical services department with custom models, application development, data monetization and staff augmentation.
We specialize in the following areas:
- Data Science
- Predictive Analytics
- Artificial Intelligence
- Machine Learning
From solution definition and design to building the end-user interfaces, we can play a role in the development of analytically-oriented applications.
Staff Augmentation and Outsourcing
Understaffed? Lacking analytical talent? First Analytics can fill those roles for you, on a temporary or long-term basis.
Your data, even as a by-product of your routine operations, may hold enormous untapped value. We can help you create new revenue streams by building data products.