The Data Analytics Blog

Our news and views relating to Data Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, and the world of Credit.

Principa Partners with Astra Constantine to Deliver Psychometric Solutions to Credit Grantors

Customers Can Predict Outcomes by Adding the Power of Psychometrics to Credit Determination

DecisionSmart-powered mortgage advisor App wins an international award

DecisionSmart decision engine drives innovative App that assists Saudi nationals  with home ownership.

Principa And Digemy Partner To Launch Wisdome To Provide Specialised E-Learning Training To The Financial Services Industry

Cape Town, South Africa – 22 January 2020 - Principa, a South African data analytics company, and Digemy, a Cape Town e-learning technology provider have announced a new partnership whereby Principa will provide credit risk, and collections content and Digemy will provide their revolutionary analytics e-learning platform to manage and render the training solution.

Africa’s Calling: Contact Centre Conference And Expo

We recently attended the Contact Centre Management Group (CCMG) Contact Centre Conference and Expo, themed Africa's Calling.

Principa's New Generation Of Characters

Introducing our new generation of Principa characters, alive in a world of wonder far beyond the normal imagination, where anything is possible with data.

Exploring The Evolution Of Data Science In Banking

We’re looking forward to attending this year’s Evolution of Data Science in Banking conference. The 2019 conference will be held on the 5th and 6th of June at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg. The event will explore the use of data and analytical techniques to help financial services providers meet regulatory and reporting requirements. Also to be discussed is how running analytics at a product level can provide a more holistic view of customers across their portfolios.

Principa And Atura Announce Partnership To Provide World-Class Chatbot Solutions To The Credit And Collections Industry

Cape Town, South Africa, 20 February 2019 – Principa Decisions, a South African data analytics and software company, and Atura, a software company specialising in instant messaging technology, have announced a partnership that offers the South African credit and collections industry a solution to support originations, customer management and collections via virtual agent chatbots on mobile and desktop devices.     

Engaging Your Customers In A Digital Era At The 20th Customer Engagement Technology Conference

We’re excited to announce that we are a sponsor at this year’s 20th CET conference in South Africa! The Customer Engagement Technology Conference has been successfully bringing together marketing, digital/ IT and business heads to discover the latest solutions that enable greater customer experience in various industries.

Write Your Own Hero’s Journey At The Contact Centre Conference Tour

We’ll be attending the first session of the CCMG’s Contact Centre Conference Tour in Johannesburg on the 22nd and 23rd of August. The conference tour will continue in September in Cape Town and in Durban in November.

Exploring Business Led Customer Experience At The 7th Annual CEM Africa Summit

This year, we’re looking forward to adding a new conference to our calendar, as we head to the Customer Experience Management Africa Summit. This two-day summit is taking place on the 1st and 2nd of August at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

Taking Advantage Of Disruption In The Debt Collection Industry

As Debt Collection and Recovery experts, we are given the opportunity to attend and present at industry conferences and events. We find the conferences incredibly valuable in helping us stay up to date, as well as challenging us to remain innovative.

Insights From The Deep Learning IndabaX Western Cape

A Deep Learning IndabaX is a locally-organised, one-day Indaba that helps spread knowledge and builds capacity in machine learning. It's a way to experiment with how we can strengthen our machine learning community, and allow more people to contribute to the conversation. 

Finovate Spring 2017: Highlights From Day 2

In this blog post, I will be covering some of the highlights from day 2 of the Finovate Spring Conference. Whereas the previous review of day 1 mostly covered innovations that assist the loans origination process, in this blog I’ll cover some of the analytical offerings. I’ll also cover some of the other offerings including training, investment platforms, and bot-based technology. 

Finovate Spring 2017: Highlights From Day 1

We at Principa decided to attend Finovate Spring again this year (we were here 2 years ago) to learn about new trends, network with like-minded companies and to look for potential partnerships. In this post, I cover some of the highlights and more interesting topics from Day 1 of the industry's most exciting gathering of innovators in the fintech world.

Live Tweets And Blog Posts From Finovate Spring 2017

Being a company that’s so passionate about software and analytical innovation means that we must constantly keep our ear on the ground for new trends and products around the world. There is hardly a better place for innovation than California’s Silicon Valley. Over the next couple of days (26th - 27th April), I'll be live-tweeting from this year's Finovate Spring conference in San Jose, California and summarising my take from a data analytics perspective in blog posts at the end of each day.

Principa To Acquire Relate Technologies

Acquisition to lead to solutions focused on improving Customer acquisition, loyalty and profitability along the Customer Lifecycle. Pictured: Ian Read, CEO of Principa. Principa Decisions (Pty) Ltd, a leading software, data analytics, and consulting company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets, people and contracts belonging to Relate Technologies (Pty) Ltd, a Cape Town based software development company, for an undisclosed sum. The deal is planned to become effective from 1 December 2014.

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