Slalom Expands Business Intelligence Footprint with Automated Insights Partnership

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Professional services firm innovates technology solutions with self-service natural language generation

Automated Insights + Slalom
“The future of analytics is in data-backed storytelling – going beyond the metrics, describing a compelling trend or event, and adding reasoning and evidence. Automated Insights brings this to the table with a beautiful developer interface and seamless integration into your favorite dashboards.”

Automated Insights, the leading natural language generation (NLG) provider, and Slalom, a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation, today announced their strategic partnership to further empower customers by augmenting technology solutions with natural language generation. With the addition of Automated Insights’ NLG technology to Slalom’s analytical capabilities, together they’re transforming clients’ business intelligence strategies with greater data understanding.

“Natural language generation takes self-service analytics to the next level by curating the most important highlights in complex analytics applications and adding critical business context to inspire specific action,” says Amer Numan, Principal of Data and Analytics at Slalom. “The future of analytics is in data-backed storytelling – going beyond the metrics, describing a compelling trend or event, and adding reasoning and evidence. Automated Insights brings this to the table with a beautiful developer interface and seamless integration into your favorite dashboards.”

“Slalom is one of the leading business and technology consulting firms, operating in 27 markets throughout the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. We are thrilled that together we’re delivering the next wave of business intelligence,” says Marc Zionts, CEO of Automated Insights. “By incorporating natural language generation into BI deployments, Slalom and Automated Insights aim to increase data literacy and engagement while empowering more people to make data-driven decisions.”

Automated Insights’ NLG platform, Wordsmith, increases efficiency and productivity by automating data-to-text analysis which eliminates data misinterpretation to enable faster data-driven decisions. According to top research advisory firms Gartner and Forrester, nearly all BI vendors will include NLG for analytics by the end of 2019. Ahead of the curve, Slalom and Automated Insights are empowering organizations to drive even more value out of their existing BI tools by uncovering more underlying insights, communicating powerful stories, and equipping individuals with the ability to fully comprehend their data. Collectively, they’re driving the level of engagement necessary across an organization to shift the conversation from “I think” to “I know.”

About Automated Insights
Established in 2007 and headquartered in Durham, N.C., Automated Insights is the creator of Wordsmith, the world’s first self-service natural language generation platform for business intelligence. Automated Insights empowers organizations to generate human-sounding narratives from data, making it easy to produce real-time, written analytics, personalized reports, and stories at scale. The Wordsmith platform is utilized by companies such as Allstate, Associated Press, Cisco, and NVIDIA to increase organizational data literacy and broaden adoption of business intelligence software. For more information, visit https://automatedinsights.com.

About Slalom
Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. In 27 cities across the U.S., U.K., and Canada, Slalom's teams have autonomy to move fast and do what’s right. They’re backed by seven regional innovation hubs, a global culture of collaboration, and partnerships with the world’s top technology providers. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 6,000 employees. Slalom was named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 and is regularly recognized by employees as a best place to work. Learn more at slalom.com.

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