Collect insights at the speed of data with our predictive analytics solution
Ascern is a unique award-winning predictive analytics solution capable of providing actionable insights for data in motion. It can analyze any transaction from operations or business data streams. When efficiency is needed and expediency is required, managers need to quickly obtain real insights and knowledge to achieve their goals.
The number of devices expected to be on the internet by 2020 is around 21 billion according to Gartner Research. All of these devices will produce high volumes of data that will need to be analyzed and not just stored. Our predictive analytics solution can handle massive data volumes with simplicity and ease and scale to any level. It also comes with a truly unique capability to aggregate and filter data with a possible 1,000 to 1 compression ratio. The self-learning and self-configuring nature of Ascern means it will quickly master the daily processes of the business. Ascern learns what is normal and alerts the right personnel about any possible anomalies.
Our predictive analytics software Ascern, is a service based cloud-hosted solution requiring no infrastructure changes or specialized equipment on site. With minimal ongoing administration and overhead, clients are able to focus on all the benefits Ascern has to offer. Ascern is also autonomic, being both self-learning and self-configuring to provide real insights fast. When data is out of the normal range, clients now possess the knowledge to decide on the Next Best Action.
Ascern in Action
Explore Real-World Examples of Ascern in Various Industries
Ascern detects that ATM activity at a location is no longer within expected parameters. The branch manager is notified.
Next Best Action
The branch manager sends someone to check on the machine. Within minutes it is clear that access to the ATM is barred by a broken lock on the door. This is resolved in minutes and normal service is resumed. In different scenarios, an OpCon workflow could be used to reboot the ATM.
Ascern detects abnormally low sales at a specific location and notifies the regional sales manager.
Next Best Action
The local store manager is notified and discovers that road construction is blocking access to the store. They quickly take action with the city to arrange easier access to the store so normal sales can resume.
Ascern is integrated with state-of-the-art fiber optic technology that is common in oil and gas drilling. During real-time data analysis, Ascern detects abnormal noise which is above the threshold and this triggers an alert.
Next Best Action
Security is notified and then proceeds to the location just in time to stop an outside source from tapping into the pipeline. The noise Ascern detected was actually vibrations from truck movement and drilling equipment being positioned near to the pipeline.
Ascern monitors call statistics and reacts to a spike in demand related to a local crisis.
Next Best Action
Workflows in OpCon are triggered to prioritize the use of circuits for outbound calls so long-distance carriers are able to continuously provide service to customers in the affected area.
Ascern detects sustained high memory usage and traffic on a virtual machine hosting a critical web application.
Next Best Action
Trigger SMA Solutions’ OpCon workflow to allocate more memory and simultaneously spin up two more web hosting images in AWS cloud. These additional web servers will alleviate memory problems and provide better load balancing. Systems administrators are notified and once levels return to normal the additional AWS servers will be taken off line to save on costs.
Combining Ascern and OpCon
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The more data Ascern obtains, the smarter Ascern becomes.Ascern is deployed widely in the finance industry and regularly detects fraudulent ATM activity such as rapid card usage, blocked cards and multiple PIN attempts. It is also linked with SMA Solutions Enterprise Automation solution OpCon, so that insights can be related to workflows and result in immediate action. For example, in the event of fraud at an ATM, OpCon immediately alerts the branch manager and temporarily pauses service. This allows the manager to contact security and wait for help while knowing the money is safe. OpCon can manage simple notifications, or complete automatic workflows to respond to a situation. Linking predictive analytics and workload automation results in a powerful combination. Together they have a broad scope through almost all industries linking actionable insights to real world actions.
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Recent Ascern News
Happy 50th birthday to the ATMJune 29, 2017
Digital Federal Credit Union Named a CUNA Tech Council 2016 Excellence in Technology Awards WinnerSeptember 30, 2016
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From April through December of 2007, we saved 2,001,230 operational keystrokes.
We continually meet SLA targets despite the fact that we have more transactions than ever going through our systems.
Over the years, OpCon has helped us grow our business without adding additional staff. Today, we have grown so complex and so large, that our business literally couldn’t run without OpCon.
We need to be able to rely on systems that can support all our business and supply chain processes cost-effectively – and in real time.
We automated more than 70 percent of our processes. Now, we’re reaching out to other departments, helping them automate, too.
Our effectiveness, capacity and reputation have improved since the implementation of OpCon. It has definitely enhanced value to the credit union.
We really felt that OpCon was going to that deeper layer to automate the things that are truly a concern to us.
Event-driven automation in OpCon also lets us do things we never would have attempted in a manual environment. For instance, we have jobs that schedule jobs, and jobs that are triggered when an external event occurs. We haven’t yet found any scenario that OpCon can’t automate.
OpCon saves the IT department 10 man-hours per day. When you factor in all the processes we’ve automated for other departments, it saves the credit union another eight man-hours per day.
We used to have eight to ten errors per month that required calling in teams of programmers to fix. We’ve been able to eliminate those.