Financial Services 2018-05-07T16:43:59+00:00



Automate the financial services “knowledge worker” with DataSkill ACUMI and IBM Watson.

Financial services institutions have long relied on human knowledge workers to comb through mounds of files and documents that enter the organization. This structured and unstructured data—which is information intensive and varies widely in formats—must be carefully examined in order to meet compliance and regulatory standards.

Humans can’t scale and rapidly repeat tasks like machines. Risk of errors increases with the pressure on teams to handle growing volumes in less time. Even one small oversight can result in penalties, fines and catastrophic loss of business. Financial services institutions must deal with this regularly. This concern is evident in a recent ICC global trade and finance survey: AML (anti-money laundering) and KYC (know your customer) issues are seen as the #1 impediment to the underwriting of trade finance business,
while also adversely complicating the processing of that business at the transactional level.

Turn hours into minutes with rapid prototyping.

It’s critical for fi nancial institutions to know exactly what’s in a contract as well as each version of that contract.

DataSkill’s ACUMI software, powered by IBM Watson, enables these organizations to automatically extract data from a high volume of complex documents. This unattended process is highlighted by rapid prototyping and the ability to identify specific information crucial for moving business forward.

For example, the software makes it possible for a bank’s legal team to locate specific legal terms within minutes, not hours or days. This is key for finding potential compliance violations and missing elements, such as signatures and calculations.

Transform the underwriting process.

In the insurance industry, risk classifications get trickier as proprietors get more creative. For example, what if a barbershop incorporates alcohol sales by adding a bar counter? What is the proper risk classification now? Underwriting challenges like these are increasing and data isn’t always accurate.

ACUMI and Watson have revolutionized the insurance underwriting process. The solution gathers public and private information from websites and social media and interprets it into the underwriting model. From this data, the technology can accurately classify businesses, resulting in higher revenue and a more efficient underwriting process. This is also made possible by rapid prototyping.

Gain the cognitive advantage.

By automating the knowledge worker, financial services institutions can gain a cognitive edge over competitors. Thanks to the solution’s intelligent automation process, our clients recognize results that are more accurate, rapid, consistent and repeatable across the organization.

ACUMI empowers financial services organizations in the following ways:

  • Automates “knowledge worker” intelligence with cognitive models
  • Mitigates costly regulatory fi nes and penalties
  • Extracts data from high volumes of unknown documents with similar data
  • Collects and analyzes data for the best possible accuracy rate
  • Reduces workload through automatic identification and classification of cases
  • Improves risk models and data quality