While the dynamics of information have entirely changed (dramatic changes to speed, complexity, variety, disconnection of data) the approaches we use to address it remain unchanged and have not kept up.
<Animation> The offerings from the industry’s traditional vendors (i.e. IBM, Informatica, SAS) have remained exactly the same and are simply not in tune with the needs of needs of today’s data – because they were never designed to.
<Animation> Meanwhile, customer expectations have changed exponentially as well. The are expecting greater relevance from our business, greater value from the relationship, importantly also greater immediacy – they want it “now”, and they area expecting a seamless experience as they move across touch points and across interactions with your business. This means that access to your data needs to move with this.
These old approaches simply cant’ keep up, leaving your business hamstringed. If you want to try and use the old approaches to solve the new challenges you are forced to establish up front fixed schema, deal with limited capabilities and lengthy implementations.
That is until now. Pitney Bowes has introduced the world’s first solution (Spectrum) deigned specifically to meet these changing needs.
capture and evolve data models based on real-world complex relationships that may span processes, interactions, hierarchies, roles and domains, and extract actionable insight to drive business outcomes.
High performance queries on complex, connected data Provide Multi-dimensional views vs. single views
Agile Easier to evolve model Easier to capture adhoc relationships
Main point: A new generation of analytics to deepen your understanding of the customer based on a contextually relevant view by combining social network analysis & spatial analysis with traditional analysis.
Who is a high spender? What is their propensity to buy? <click> Answering the where? What do the Location characteristics tell me? <click> Which person is both influential in their community and a high spender? What products would my customers like that they don’t have yet, but others with shared interests do?
Using a Graph Database for Next-Gen MDM
Mastering Customer Information
with a Graph DB foundation
The foundation for an Agile Enterprise
VP, Product Management
The Shameless Plug
Market Definition through the lens of a customer problem
Our Solution and IP
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We focus on helping you get it right by enabling
transactions in commerce across five key areas.
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Customer Information Management
Connect all relevant data and insights across digital and physical boundaries
Adding location context to business data for enhanced insight
Delivering relevant and engaging interactions across the customer lifecycle
Shipping & Mailing
Driving parcel handling and mailing efficiency with end-to-end innovation
Simplifying a complex global marketplace with predictable results
Mission for Customer Information
Strategic CIM should enable…..
Business Agility – The capacity to
identify and capture opportunities
more quickly than rivals
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CIM: A New Approach is Required
Exponential Changes in Data Dynamics
Create New Challenges for the Business
• While the dynamics of data have drastically
changed CDM has remained the same
(fixed schema, limited capacity, lengthy implementation)
The Age of the Customer Brings Infinitely
Greater Expectations Upon your Business
• To rise to the new challenge a fundamentally
new approach is required
(need for greater size, scope, speed, seamlessness)
Data cleansing (data
Single View of
Products and services
Complete View of
Single view of Customer
+ all interactions
Transactional Information with
from Social Media
Sales, Billing, Customer center,
The Anatomy of a Customer Knowledge Graph
capability to create
Predict future behavior
Anonymous Web &
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Every business unit
Every business unit
that supported their
LOB or Div.
Who is my best client?
What did they buy?
How much did they buy?
What should we sell them?
Difficult to Share Data Non-Standard Data
Customer duplicates generated due to lack of
standardization and governance enforcement…
Impact to the Business
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Business could not understand what customers were buying
because no single view of customer was measurable.
• Ordering/Shipping/Returning/ Billing
• Registration and enrollment
• Taxing Jurisdictions
In Store Contact Center
Understanding is constantly
evolving and dynamic
Multi-dimensional views enabled
and searchable all at once in the
X Rigid data models tied to
RDBMS lack agility
X Limited views force the
business to know all the
questions to ask up-front
X Long implementation cycles
Choosing Graph and Neo4j
Started with graph databases and Neo4j
Early prototypes revealed key
differentiators for MDM space
Neo4j Implementation – Pitney IP
Visual schema management
Visual Query builder
Visual Data Discovery
SOAP/REST web services
Integration with Spectrum dataflow paradigm
Maintain metadata counts
Multiple access modes
Automatic deadlock recovery/retry
NLP-inspired model browser
Audit and history logging
Best of Suite Information Management
Platform approach must account for
all key CIM functions:
• Data Modeling
• Data Integration
• Data Quality
• Data Enrichment
• Master Data Management
• Data Governance
• Predictive Analytics
• Data Federation
Design and Iterate Publish
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Integrate and Federate
• MS Word
MS Dynamics CRM*
MS SQL Spatial
* Coming in Q2
Apply Data Quality and Process Governance
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• Who is a high spender?
• What is their propensity
• Is the customer within my
• How does it influence my
• Who is both influential in their community
& a high spender?
• Which products would customers prefer that
others “like” them have purchased?
And Combine it with Insights
Other key capabilities
• Master-Slave architecture
• Hot Back-up support
• Full ACID-compliance
• Role-based security at the entity,
relationship or property level
• Merge or Split hierarchies
• SOA enabled services
• Integrated DI, DQ, Stewardship
• Built-in reporting and analytics
• Rules-based event triggers
Agile and incremental approach not only
supports getting up and running in a matter
of weeks, but evolves as the business
Fosters collaboration and trust between
business and IT by enabling business SMEs
to model to the business outcome and work
with IT to source “trusted” data
Delivers business value with access to timely
and relevant information across silos, across
domains and in context through knowledge
Stay ahead of customer
needs and preferences.
Gaining an accurate picture of
your customers’ preferred choices
and behaviors is challenging in
an increasingly digital world where
customer data is fragmented,
low-quality or incomplete.
See how PB can help.
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