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Podcast: AI and its Application in the Food & Beverage Sector

18 August 2021

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. 

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Complexica's Dr. Zbigniew Michalewicz, Leo Arantes, and Matt Michalewicz Release New Book "The Rise of Artificial Intelligence"

20 June 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that the company's Chief Scientist, Dr. Zbigniew Michalewicz, along its Director of Business Development, Leo Arantes and Managing Director, Matt Michalewicz, have released a new book entitled The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: Real-world applications for revenue and margin growth. Divided into four parts and almost 500 pages in length, the new book is available for purchase in hard copy from AmazonDymocks, and many other booksellers, as well as in ebook form.

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DuluxGroup Signs Contract for the Implementation and National Rollout of Complexica's Decision Cloud® for Retail Execution

8 January 2021

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that it has expanded its relationship with DuluxGroup into the area of retail execution. DuluxGroup has been a strategic customer of Complexica since 2016, and this new contract will see DuluxGroup extend its use of Complexica’s Customer Opportunity Profiler (COP) and Larry, the Digital Analyst® – which are part of the Decision Cloud® software platform – into the Dulux Retail business unit.

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Polyaire Signs with Complexica for AI-driven CRM

15 October 2019

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that it has signed a contract with Polyaire for the deployment of its "Touchless" Customer Relation Manager (CRM) application for use by sales & marketing staff, as well as management. The deployment follows on the successful deployment of Complexica's Customer Opportunity Profiler (COP) in 2018, powered by the award-winning Artificial Intelligence engine, Larry, the Digital Analyst®.

“We are pleased to extend our partnership with Complexica into the area of Customer Relationship Management, which will provide our business with corporate memory around customer interactions, transactions, and overall engagement," said Aemel Nordin, Managing Director of Polyaire. "Over the past few years we have found Complexica to be a valued technology partner that is easy to deal with, and yet commercially focused in terms of business outcomes. This deployment will extend the functionality and footprint of the Complexica application suite within the national Polyaire operation."

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Lion Selects Complexica for AI-driven Trade Promotion Optimisation

10 October 2019

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that it has signed a contract with Lion for the deployment of its award-winning Promotional Campaign Manager (PCM), powered by Complexica's Artificial Intelligence engine, Larry, the Digital Analyst®. The cloud-based application will provide Lion with advanced capabilities for predicting the value of future promotional plans based on volume, revenue, and margin, as well as generating what-if scenarios and optimised plans based upon a variety of constraints, business rules, and KPI objectives.

“Lion is one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies, supplying various alcohol products to wholesalers and retailers, and running multiple and frequent trade promotions throughout the year. The creation of promotional plans is a complicated task that requires considerable expertise and effort, and is an area where improved decision-making has the potential to positively impact the sales growth of various Lion products and product categories,” said Mark Powell, Lion’s National Sales Director. “Given Complexica’s world-class prediction and optimisation capabilities, award-winning software applications, and significant customer base in the food & alcohol industry, we have selected Complexica as our vendor of choice for trade promotion optimisation.”

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Complexica CEO to join Managing Director of SAP Australia & NZ for Panel Discussion on Artificial Intelligence & Big Data at the Drinks Innovation Summit

1 October 2019

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for supply & demand optimisation, announced today that the company's CEO – Matt Michalewicz – will be part of the Retail Renaissance panel at the Drinks Innovation Summit in Sydney on 29th October, to discuss the evolution of big data, Artificial Intelligence, and block chain in creating a winning omni-channel strategy to innovate the customer experience.

Other panel members include Damien Bueno, President & Managing Director of SAP, Australia & New Zealand, Michelle Grujin, Managing Director, Retail of Accenture, Australia & New Zealand, and Rob Pritchard, General Manager, ALM, Metcash. More than 50 speakers are confirmed for the Drinks Innovation Summit, which takes place at Sydney’s Hyatt Regency Hotel on 29 October 2019. The one-day conference aimed at liquor suppliers and marketers, as well as retailers and publicans, focuses on advances in technology revolutionising the way liquor is produced, marketed, sold and consumed in Australia and across the globe.

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SodaStream Signs with Complexica for AI-driven Retail Execution to Optimise In-field Sales

30 September 2019

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.”

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Metcash Engages Complexica to Bring in the Smarts

19 July 2019

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.  

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CSR Turns to Complexica for Artificial Intelligence Software within its Store Network

4 July 2019

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."

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PFD Food Services Implements Complexica's Decision Cloud for Sales Enablement

20 May 2019

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.”

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Metcash Goes Live with Complexica's Promotional Campaign Manager and Embarks on Phase 2

1 May 2019

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for optimising sales, marketing, & supply chain decisions, announced today that its award-winning Promotional Campaign Manager (PCM) software has gone live on time and on budget within Metcash’s liquor division - Australian Liquor Marketers (ALM). Next month, Complexica and ALM will kick off phase 2 of the project, which will introduce advanced prediction and optimisation capabilities into the deployed system.  

“We are  excited to progress our partnership with  Complexica to the next phase, with the initial roll out of their Promotional Campaign Manager (PCM) software being well received by the business and delivering on the promise of removing duplication and manual work from our processes. Phase two of the project will allow us to build promotional programs using advanced prediction and optimisation algorithms, to ensure the best possible outcomes for our retailers,” said Joel Zamek, General Manager of Merchandising at Australian Liquor Marketers.

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Complexica Signs New Customers, Including Costa Group, Luxury Escapes, and Australian Outdoor Living

1 October 2018

Complexica Pty Ltd, a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence software for optimising sales & marketing decisions, announced today that it has recently signed several new customers, including Australian Outdoor Living, Costa Group, and Luxury Escapes. The engagement with Australian Outdoor Living will focus on the area of marketing spend optimisation, using advanced analytics to measure the effectiveness of AOL’s marketing spend and mix, with a view to optimise this area through Complexica’s Artificial Intelligence platform Larry, the Digital Analyst®

“As a leader and innovator in our industry, continuous improvement is part of our company culture and ethos in all areas of the business,” said Daryl Chim, Chief Operating Officer at Australian Outdoor Living. “We have confidence in Complexica’s long history of tackling difficult prediction and optimisation problems, and look forward to working together to optimise this challenging aspect of our operation.”

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