This podcast explains how best to navigate the hype often associated with AI versus the reality of its use in decision support systems. While AI is often already in use within businesses, Complexica CEO Matt Michalewicz explains the importance of identifying a business problem to solve rather than implementing AI simply for AI’s sake. Artificial Intelligence can add real benefits through supply & demand optimisation, reaching into sales, marketing, supply chain and production systems and processes.
Helping some of the biggest brands across Australia and the globe make better decisions is a simple way to explain what artificial intelligence firm Complexica does, but it also vastly undersells them. It’s by no accident that the company has been able to bring on brands like Pfizer, Pernod Ricard and Metcash over the past seven years, with products such as Decision Cloud and Larry, the Digital Analyst helping Complexica’s customers navigate decision-making processes well beyond the capacity of human managers.
Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that Liquor Barons in WA has selected Complexica's Promotional Campaign Manager (PCM) as its product of choice for promotional planning and supplier portal functionality. The project will begin with a scoping and specification phase in early January.
Metcash/ALM Goes Live with Phase 2 of Complexica's Decision Cloud® for AI-based Prediction and Optimization Capabilities
Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that Phase 2 of its award-winning Decision Cloud® Promotional Campaign Manager (PCM) has gone live within Metcash’s liquor division, Australian Liquor Marketers (ALM). The Phase 2 roll-out of the cloud-based application provides Metcash/ALM with advanced capabilities for predicting marketplace performance of future promotional plans, as well as generating what-if scenarios and optimised plans based upon a variety of constraints, business rules, and KPI objectives.
Costa Group Signs Contract with Complexica for 'Click and Collect' Deployment as Part of Omnichannel Strategy
Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that it has signed a contract with Costa Group to deploy Complexica’s Order Management System (OMS) to enable customer 'Click and Collect’ self service within a wholesale market trading context.
This capability is the first foundational component of the Omnichannel strategy which Complexica developed together with Costa Group in early 2019. Phase 1 will allow Costa Group’s customers to place orders online, as well digitise and automate many internal market floor operational processes for order management and inventory control. Phase 2 will bring intelligent product and pricing recommendations to the 'Click and Collect’ application, powered by Complexica’s award winning AI engine, Larry, the Digital Analyst®
“After a successful strategy engagement to develop an end-state digital vision and roadmap, and some further software specification work, we have now partnered with Complexica to deploy Click and Collect first in our Brisbane market, and then nationally. We have taken an approach of digitisation, followed by automation, followed by optimisation which we expect to enable success and minimise our change management risk”, said Damian Bourne, General Manager of Costa Group Farms & Logistics. “We have greatly enjoyed working with the team at Complexica and look forward to a successful deployment and national rollout”.
Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that it has signed a contract with SodaStream Australia for the deployment of a number of software applications for optimising sales force activities and managing customer relationships and interactions within a retail execution setting. Under the contract, Complexica will provide SodaStream staff with advanced capabilities for dynamic call planning, guided-selling, route optimisation, CRM, and order processing, through the deployment of its Customer Opportunity Profiler (COP), “Touchless” CRM, and Order Management System (OMS), which are collectively powered by Complexica’s award-winning Artificial Intelligence engine, Larry, the Digital Analyst®
“SodaStream is the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of sparkling water making systems, and Australia represents one of our highest growth markets worldwide. As such, we are always seeking ways to stay ahead of growing customer demand to ensure that our products are promptly available in an ever-increasing number of outlets throughout the country,” said Mark Fenton, CEO of SodaStream Australia. “Our products are distributed across a broad set of outlets operating under different business models, ranging from ‘big-box retailers’ to small convenience stores. This affects our ability to influence range, share-of-shelf, and stock holdings at the store level, and also adds complexity to our retail execution and field sales model. Given the rise of Artificial Intelligence and prescriptive analytics in recent times, we have partnered with Complexica to help us automatically predict the ‘next best stores’ to visit at any given time, provide each rep with the 'next best conversations' for each store, and dynamically optimise individual call plans.”
Metcash has implemented Complexica's artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Promotional Campaign Manager (PCM) to bring a little more ‘smarts’ to its promotional and retailer profitability. Phase one is complete, after the agreement was signed last year, within Metcash’s liquor division, Australian Liquor Marketers (ALM), which operates out of 15 distribution centres in Australia and New Zealand. In July, Complexica and ALM kicked off phase two of the project, which will introduce advanced prediction and optimisation capabilities into the deployed system.
Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for optimising sales and marketing activities, announced today that it has signed a contract with CSR for Complexica’s Artificial Intelligence software for use within in its Gyprock Trade Centres.
“As the leading brand of plasterboard in Australia, CSR Gyprock is always seeking ways to provide a better customer experience and solidifying the Gyprock Trade Centres’ reputation for providing quality, value and local expert advice,” said Troy Jones, Regional General Manager. “Given the rise of Artificial Intelligence and big data analytics in recent times, we have engaged Complexica to explore how we can provide the Gyprock Trade Centre team with predictive insights on sales and customers, as well as optimised recommendations that are store and customer-specific, rather than endless reporting that needs to be analysed and interpreted."
Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for optimising sales, marketing, & supply chain decisions, announced today that it has signed a contract with PFD Food Services for the deployment of its AI-driven software to automate and optimise in-field sales activities. Under the contract, PFD Food Services will deploy Complexica’s Touchless CRM, Customer Opportunity Profiler (COP) and Order Management System (OMS), which are all powered by Complexica’s award-winning Artificial Intelligence engine, Larry, the Digital Analyst®. The cloud-based applications will be deployed as an integrated platform to assist PFD’s in-field sales team across the entire sales process – from call planning and visiting customers, through to in-field quoting & ordering and the recording of customer information.
“After evaluating a number of software systems available in the marketplace, we have ultimately selected Complexica for sales force automation and CRM,” said Kerry Smith, CEO of PFD Food Services. “Given our extensive product range and long tail of hospitality customers, Complexica’s applications are best suited to deal with this inherent complexity without burdening our team with endless data entry. We look forward to deploying Complexica’s software to help us provide customers with maximum value and service.”
Artificial intelligence vendor Complexica has been awarded the Innovation of the Year by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) for its Larry, the Digital Analyst software. The AI software uses machine learning algorithms and large datasets to generate insights and optimised recommendations for sales and marketing staff. The Innovation of the Year award is given in recognition of the most outstanding innovation of 2018 as selected by national judges.
"It's a great honour and tremendous privilege to receive this award," Complexica's Chief Executive Matt Michalewicz said. "It's especially important recognition for all our technical staff that worked tirelessly for years on end to bring the idea of a digital analyst to market, and also recognition for our early customers, which backed Complexica and Larry, the Digital Analyst when we were early in our development and commercialisation process."