WE STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS A FORCE FOR GOOD.
Maintaining a competitive advantage requires constant innovation. As the business world becomes more and more fast-paced, this frequently means adopting artificial intelligence (AI) to stay out in front of the pack. With a suite of AI products, we have been helping our government and commercial customers do exactly that. We have aided organizations in reducing administrative burden, ensuring compliance, and even turning every employee in the entire purchasing department into a shark of a negotiator.
We do this by implementing technologies and techniques such as data science, machine learning, natural language processing, and many other state-of-the-art artificial intelligence tools into our suite of solutions. Each of these solutions is driven by the motto that artificial intelligence is crafted to help improve people’s lives. Through empathetic requirements gathering and human-centered design we craft AI experiences that are custom-tailored to your needs.
How can we help elevate your users and organization?
The Federal government issues an immense number of solicitations each year that are required to be 508 compliant. However, not all contract and solicitation authors are also 508 experts; nor should they have to be. To make the most of Federal dollars they need to be lawyers, contract specialists, experts in their field, among numerous other required skill sets. With AI we can help reduce this additional burden for them through automated compliance checking and reduced errors, all in a fraction of the time. Plus, what’s more humanistic than AI watching out for the needs of our country’s lesser-abled citizens? For a similar use case see Security Compliance.
Working in the business and legal trades across state lines can be extremely taxing for organizations. Staying on top of the differing requirements of the various localities you work in taxes both time and immense expertise. Moreover, given the nuance of laws, the smallest lapse in inclusion of critical clauses can have large impacts on future contract success. AI can be applied to help ensure that you remain compliant with laws in your domain- across locational boundaries. For a similar use case see End User License Agreements.
The fight against fraudulent forces can feel like a constant arms race. As technologies become more and more sophisticated, so too do the criminals that leverage them for their financial benefit. In order to fight fire with fire we must deploy truly intelligent solutions to outwit the insipid genius behind the most-complex fraud schemes and schemers. Artificial intelligence can be that solution– capable of combing through data sets that no human could find patterns in, run complex trending analysis, and search out anomalous activities in an automated fashion. For a synergistic use case see Risk Propensity.
If your organization is heavily involved in purchasing, you likely already know that having a wealth of data about your purchase history isn’t the issue; it’s accessing that data and leveraging it that is hard! Frequently your data is locked away in tables, free-text descriptions, documents, and other media inaccessible to traditional analytics. Our Price Optimization solutions uses natural language processing (NLP) and other machine learning techniques to extract this information and turn it into actionable intelligence. Imagine full insight into purchase history, patterns, and more right at the fingertips of your employees. Imagine that each of your purchasing agents is transformed overnight into your shrewdest negotiator, your star employee.
Have you ever had an employee that you saw as an under-performer, but when re-tasked excelled? How about two employees, that when put together, created unexpected synergies? If so, you’ve already started delving into the insights surrounding workflow and non-linear optimization. By tracking the activities, outcomes, sentiments, etc. of workers AI can figure out where resources are most optimized to create maximum efficiency for your organization. In medium-to-large organizations its difficult to know all your resources intimately enough to extract this level of detailed utilization information. That is of course, unless your ability to know is limited only by the data storage and processing power you put to purpose.
Many organizations have departments tasked with oversight duties. However, without a firm understanding of where the risk lies within your purview, how are you supposed to efficiently allocate your resources? It would be great if you had the automated intelligence available to assign them to the most risk-prone entities, or perhaps those entities’ most risk-prone areas such as financials, operations, or compliance? Without this insight, in all too many instances, the answer simply becomes, “Watch them all” and resources are stretched ever thinner. We use our machine learning expertise to analyze the antecedents of risk, learn how they correlate with actual instances of risky behavior in the real world, and build a model to scientifically estimate Risk Propensity. This lets humans and machines work together to build a more comprehensive oversight model that is driven by data and efficiency.
FedRAMP, NIST, OMB memos; the list of security-related requirements in solicitations goes on. However, given the nature of the contract, often times the prescribed security clauses and requirements can be quickly rattled off by an expert. However, not all contract and solicitation authors are security experts, so why not let an AI lend them that expertise? Let AI ensure that your future contracts and solicitations are compliant with the latest security requirements. For a similar use case see Section 508 Compliance.
SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT
In contract law, nuance counts. Sadly, humans aren’t always the best at keeping the utmost, nit-picky focus at all times. To help shoulder some of the weight, why not have an ever-attentive companion watching your back? Use AI to cross all the complex T and nuanced Is of your end user license agreement (EULA) legal documents. Put computing power behind your skilled team of lawyers, paralegals, and managers and their task of reviewing and correcting legal documents. For a similar use case see Contract Review.
Traditional job boards, recruiters, and even other AI employee-finding applications focus on finding the right people for your open positions using skills analysis. ‘Do they know JAVA? Can they do graphic design?’ More often that not though, the success of a resource in your environment hinges heavily on more nebulous criteria such as; will they thrive in a high-paced environment like mine, or are they the right fit for my culture? Evaluate your applicants more deeply using the power of AI to make sure they’re more than just capable- they’re a fit.
One of our greatest areas of pride has been the late nights, passion, and innovation we have put into our development of great blockchain enabled solutions. It could be because we got to be the first vendor to bring blockchain to the Federal acquisitions space. It could also be because we were recognized by Bloomberg as the single largest Federal blockchain vendor, period. However, it’s much more likely to be because we just think blockchain’s that dang cool! Admittedly, it’s also exciting to see our clients, and tax-payers, saving millions of dollars thanks to their new, immutable ledger of historical pricing data.
RPA, or what we like to call ‘our empathetic robots.’ If you’re stuck using super-legacy software solutions, perhaps just Office, don’t have the budget for massive new development projects, costly enhancements, or AI/ML then our bots feel for you. We love to find creative ways to use RPA to help our clients squeeze out of tight spots. If we can dissect the rules behind a process, chances are our bots can take over a great deal of it.
- Reduces risk of human error
- Frees employees for more high-value tasks
- Reduces operational costs
- Increases throughput and productivity
HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN
We innovate by aligning customer needs, technical feasibility, and viability. Human Centered-Design (HCD) facilitates discovery where we empathize with our customers, identify their pain points, and ideate solutions in partnership.
By understanding customer needs first, we maximize the probability that the final product is not just something that meets the business needs, but also delights those who use it. Only through empathetic understanding can we effectively identify emerging technologies that can be applied to solve challenges.
Essentially, HCD is both a process and a mind-set that hinges around the idea that real success comes from true, human understanding and interaction.