Three analytics tips to help customers grow their business

first_imgEvery business’ ultimate goal is to grow and increase profits. Business owners often underestimate the importance of analytics and struggle to get timely and measurable insights that drive the bottom line. As an important partner to small businesses, credit unions should take on the task of ensuring members are effectively using the tools available to them to track analytics. There are many factors that can influence the success of business on any given day, and data analytics should be top of mind for business owners so they can make informed decisions that will help them reach their goals.Education is key in launching an analytics program; these three tips will help you to better educate your members on how analytics can help their business succeed in the long-term:1.     Use Analytics to Grow BusinessNo one will know a particular company better than the business professionals running it. Even still, there are certain factors when it comes to consumer spending and member behavior that a business decision maker may not be able to identify. You can help by providing insights on how analytics can help them better understand the needs of members and anticipate member behavior. By defining which analytics make the most sense to track for their specific business, you can guide your members to use customized analytics to help their business grow.2.     Highlight Ease of UseNot everyone is a math wizard, and understanding detailed analytics can be a daunting task. Many small business owners become intimidated by the thought of analytics because they think the concept is too complicated to understand or their business isn’t complex enough to need analytics. However, modern business analytics can be understood easily and can provide businesses with meaningful insights. You can position yourself and your credit union as a go-to resource not only for financial issues, but business analytics as well. For members, the added support helps to drive home the important partnership they have developed with their credit union professional.3.     Showcase Availability and AccessibilityCloud-based, mobile and big data technologies have made it easier to access analytics. Prior to the more advanced technology that we use today, analytics solutions were set up for a specific company; however, the cloud has made it possible for analytics solutions to be more diverse and cater to many businesses. Today, business professionals can access essential information at any time from a computer or mobile device. This is an opportunity for you, as a credit union professional, to showcase your knowledge of the rapidly changing world of big data and make recommendations on analytics solutions that are both convenient and critically important to your customer’s business success.Business analytics are no longer restricted to the national chains, and credit unions can help educate their members by spreading the word. Small- and medium-size business owners can use analytics solutions that provide the same level of insights and valuable information as their larger competitors, and in turn, help grow their business in the long-term. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neal Korzekwinski Neal Korzekwinski is Senior Vice President of Strategic Partner Sales and Management at First Data, a global technology and payments processing company that serves more than six million merchant locations … Web: www.firstdata.com Detailslast_img read more

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Huge Goodyear development includes city hall, library, park, office space

first_imgThe city of Goodyear is taking the first steps to build a first-of-its-kind project. This week, the Goodyear City Council approved a letter of intent to enter into a public-private partnership with Globe Corporation to begin the project which is expected to be completed by mid-2022. Goodyear Civic Square at Estrella Falls is a long-awaited project that will serve as a highly-desirable community gathering spot for events such as festivals, concerts, and parades – creating a true sense of community. It will also create the daytime density needed to spur future development including new restaurants, retail and entertainment.“Goodyear has envisioned a city hall project like this for decades,” said Mayor Georgia Lord. “Our current city hall, which requires future funding for reinvestment and expansion, was meant to be temporary. As Goodyear grows faster than ever before, now is the time to invest in our city’s future through this much-needed project.”Civic Square will be located north of McDowell Road and west of Harkins Theater near 150th Drive. Plans include several amenities including a city hall, library, two-acre park/gathering place, and upscale Class A office space. “This is an important milestone for the city’s future growth,” said Lori Gary, Goodyear’s Economic Development Director. “Class A office space is lacking in the West Valley limiting our ability to vie for these desirable office projects. Goodyear will now be able to compete to attract high-end office users, which will bring even more high-quality jobs to the area.” Globe Corporation owns 47 acres where the new Civic Square will be built. They are donating some of the land to Goodyear for this project.“We’re excited to enter into this public-private partnership with Goodyear,” said Mike Olsen, Globe Corporation Chief Financial Officer. “We know the Goodyear community has been asking for this type of mixed-use space for years and we’re confident this project will be the catalyst to activate the area to bring in new office, residential, restaurants and other retail options.” Civic Square is in its early conceptual phase. More details, as this project moves forward, will be available this summer.  To view the council presentation, click this link: http://goodyear.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=8&clip_id=3135last_img read more

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AutoHaul, Kereta Diesel Otonom di Australia Barat

first_imgSumber: digitalinsightresearch.in Kini tidak hanya mobil yang bisa bergerak tanpa pengemudi alias otonom, melainkan moda darat yang lebih bersar dan berat, seperti kereta api juga ikut menghangatkan perbincangan mengenai moda masa depan nirawak. Di Australia, sebuah perusahaan pertambangan, Rio Tinto, diketahui baru saja menyelesaikan sebuah percobaan menjalankan kereta otonom, dimana tidak ada satupun orang yang mengemudikan moda berjuluk ular besi tersebut.Baca Juga: Cina Luncurkan ART, Kereta Otonom Tanpa Rel Untuk Kota KecilSeperti yang dihimpun KabarPenumpang.com dari laman digitaltrends.com (4/10/2017), Rio Tinto mengklaim bahwa kecelakaan kereta yang terjadi selama ini diakibatkan oleh faktor manusia (human error). Berangkat dari situ, Rio Tinto berusaha untuk merubah semua itu menuju dunia transportasi yang lebih baik dan aman. Perjalanan kereta diesel otonom bernama AutoHaul tersebut bertempat di daerah pertambangan wilayah Pilbara, Australia Barat. Diketahui, jarak tempuh dari kereta tersebut mencapai 60 mil atau setara dengan 96,56 km. Pada perjalanan pertamanya, selain disaksikan oleh para pejabat perusahaan, turut hadir pula perwakilan dari Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator yang seakan menjadi saksi suksesnya perjalanan tersebut.“Peluncuran ini berjalan dengan sukses dan menempatkan kami di jalur yang tepat untuk memenuhi salah satu tujuan kami, yaitu mengoperasikan jaringan kereta jarak jauh yang benar-benar otonom,” ungkap Chief Executive , Chris Salisbury. “Terobosan ini akan membuka peluang bisnis baru dan meningkatkan produktivitas dalam bisnis ini secara signifikan,” imbuhnya.“Keuntungan dari AutoHaul sudah direalisasikan termasuk variabilitas yang berkurang dan peningkatan kecepatan di keseluruhan jaringan, yang secara otomatis akan mengurangi waktu perjalanan,” tambah Chris. Diketahui, Rio Tinto bangga menjadi perusahaan yang memimpin perkembangan inovasi dan teknologi kereta otonom dalam ruang lingkup industri pertambangan global. “Ini akan memberikan keuntungan bagi kami saat mengelola suatu tambang di masa depan,” tukas Chris.Baca Juga: The Dolphin Blue dan Golden Phoenix, Kereta Peluru Terbaru Tembus 400Km Per JamDiketahui, Rio Tinto pertama kali memulai perjalanan kereta otonomnya pada kuartal pertama tahun ini, walaupun hingga kini, selalu ada pengemudi yang mendampingi kereta otonom ini jika sang lokomotif membutuhkan bantuan tangan manusia. Namun jangan salah, kereta milik Rio Tinto ini berbeda dengan kereta kebanyakan yang mengangkut orang, AutoHaul akan ditugaskan untuk tetap membawa hasil tambang dan mengantarnya ke lokasi yang sudah ditentukan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedGlasgow, Kereta bawah Tanah Tanpa Awak Pertama di Inggris, Meluncur 202003/02/2018In “Darat”Sydney Hadirkan Kereta Double Deck Terbaru dari Korea Selatan, Mengular di 202006/07/2018In “Darat”Dengan Lokomotif Otonom, Swiss Federal Railway Siap Naikkan ‘Kasta’ Armadanya13/12/2017In “Darat”last_img read more

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