Organizations in the financial services sector face a unique set of challenges as they consider how to wrangle and process the vast amount of data they collect. During our Financial Services Summit, I was lucky enough to speak to Brian Anthony, chief data officer for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), to learn how the MSRB is integrating technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to modernize its data.
Ad hoc financial analysis aims to answer business questions that arise on an as-needed basis related to money and performance. These tend to be business needs that exist outside of the regularly scheduled data analysis of a given cycle, such as planned quarterly reports or the day-to-day maintenance of a KPI dashboard. Ad hoc analytics are methods of extracting real-time insights from data sources, often to answer a question with immediate implications for the business.
In the financial services industry, it is common for employees to spend significant time on manual, repetitive tasks that need to be completed with high speed and accuracy. Complex processes like customer onboarding, mortgage lending, and customer service are filled with routine tasks like data entry, invoice processing, response tracking, and reminders. Automation frees employees from rote tasks that are better suited to simple bots, resulting in both financial and opportunity cost savings.
For financial services organizations, onboarding institutional clients is challenging. The process is complex and made even more so by increasingly distributed and decentralized work, which compromises visibility and transparency and makes connectedness difficult. It also introduces a high degree of risk, as manual processes expose organizations to errors and inconsistencies.
Today's apps provide users with convenience and flexibility. Even the way we handle finances and financial transactions is improved and expanded using top financial APIs.
In financial services, data has always been viewed as a strategic asset. To manage this data, organizations have invested heavily over several years and across a number of technology generations in the underlying data infrastructure. This approach has left a large data technology legacy along with silos of data linked to specific infrastructure and applications.
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Business owners like to focus on providing the best product or service for the clients. Keeping track of expense accounts, chasing invoices, and making sure the paperwork is all there come tax time is the last thing on their mind. Larger companies can usually afford to have a specialist on staff that can keep track of these financial processes, but that will be a luxury for most.