By

Dave Hanson
For many businesses, annual planning and budgeting for 2020 is just getting underway. For many, the process can be quite painful. The reality is, many companies still rely on Excel as a planning tool, which it’s not. A dedicated business performance tool like Catalyst offers infinitely more depth and flexibility for financial planning and analysis....
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In the known universe, there are 100 billion galaxies that all share the same fundamental problem: they should all be torn apart. Galaxies are rotating with such astonishing speed there is no way the gravity generated by all their stars and planets could possibly hold them together. It was this fundamental conundrum that led scientists...
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[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”9″ exclusions=”51,69,57,56,64″ sortorder=”44,70,77,78,72,76,75,61,58,63,42,67,79,52,43,66,51,69,59,73,68,65,62,57,54,55,80,53,56,74,49,45,46,47,48,50,71,60,64″ display=”basic_thumbnail” thumbnail_crop=”0″ images_per_page=”36″ number_of_columns=”3″]With offices in Minneapolis and Chicago, and so many of our employees travelling to work with our clients on site, it is a rare occasion for all the people from MGMT3D and EBM Software to be in one place at one time. But it is also extremely...
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Facing Increased Competition, Food Brands Turn to Big Data and AI. Innovation within the various food and beverage categories is becoming more mandatory than ever, in the face of fierce competition. In an increasing number of cases, it’s not just national brands vs. national brands. It’s the aggressively-growing private label offerings from the retailers themselves...
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Startups Help Restaurants and Grocers Reduce Costs and Carbon Footprint. Nearly a third of all the food produced around the globe goes to waste. Just think about that for a second. People in the most developed countries waste over 220 pounds of food, on average, per year. That’s a bitter pill to swallow when 1...
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Artificial Intelligence is steadily growing to be ubiquitous in modern life. From the way our food is grown to facial recognition technology to deep learning that turns big data into actionable insights, new AI technologies are constantly on the rise. And so are the companies that are creating them.   Q2 of 2019 has been...
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Data today is a lot like gunpowder once was. There are haves and have-nots, and when they go head-to-head, the have-nots are in a lot of trouble.   But unlike gunpowder, data is not always distributed to the entire army. For many companies, there are critical gaps that inhibit true data-backed decision making throughout the...
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Last week, social media channels were filled with the aged faces of celebrities, friends and family members alike. FaceApp, which uses AI and facial recognition to create highly realistic facial transformations, was the most downloaded app on the web.   Originally launched in 2017, the app surged last week as celebrities began taking the “FaceApp...
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How Will Companies Adjust as More Jobs Become Obsolete? With any form of major technological advancement, jobs are both created and destroyed. The breakneck speed of advancement in automation and artificial intelligence is no exception. We are, perhaps, on the brink of the largest meta-shift in the workforce since the industrial revolution; and transitioning the...
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You might have noticed Catalyst has an all-new look and feel. While the software itself still offers the same functions and navigation as before, we’ve updated our logo, font, color scheme and website to more closely align with our vision for the software and what it stands for, going forward.   If you were curious...
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