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Transform Product Development by Connecting Enterprise Data with Advanced Analytics & AI

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Top performing CPG brands are known for taking a data-driven approach to evolving their brands based on marketing and sales data. As functions and processes become more connected across the enterprise, the next big opportunity for data-driven insights is centered around R&D.

CPG companies are sitting on huge volumes of data about products, customers, consumers and operations. This data is housed in systems and spreadsheets across the enterprise, from sales and marketing to manufacturing and R&D.

With a data-driven approach to R&D, CPG companies can drive significant benefits, including:

  • Faster speed to market
  • Improved product quality
  • Increased productivity
  • Optimized regulatory compliance

We help companies connect enterprise data with scalable advanced analytics and data science-based capabilities. Data-driven insights augment the R&D workforce with predictive and prescriptive insights for the product development process.

Advanced R&D Analytics Addresses These CPG Business Needs

Data science and AI should augment and automate R&D operations and decision making. Here are a few key use cases and examples that demonstrate the real value companies have achieved.

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Improve Data Quality

Identify data errors early in the specification development process to avoid rework and improve data quality; clean up unstructured or unorganized data with data science enabled classification.

Learn how we helped a CPG company’s finance group classify unstructured purchase order data

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Improve Speed to Market

Automate routine aspects of specification creation and approval. Prescribe actions so users can make product decisions more quickly – reduce production delays and reduce scrap.

Learn how we helped a Fortune 500 CPG company super-charge their data quality and approval cycle

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Speed Up the Regulatory Approval Process

Find and reuse formulas and data to automate and speed approvals.

Learn how AI helped teams at a CPG company compare and analyze thousands of formulas

How We Help Clients Implement and Scale R&D Analytics

Many companies have completed proofs-of-concept but struggle to get out of "proof-of-concept purgatory." Our human-centered approach to data science and analytics focuses on aligning efforts with user and business needs while delivering value in quick iterative cycles.

We work with our clients to present insights to users in accessible and actionable ways, define a strategic roadmap to continually add incremental value while ensuring broader business objectives are met, and build the organization and skills needed to sustain the program.

Our Value-Driven Approach

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Identify Business Needs

Leverage deep industry expertise to home in on opportunity areas

Apply a user-centered, value-focused approach to identifying tailored use cases

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Implement a Proven Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Approach

Start small with quick, iterative cycles to demonstrate and deliver value early and often

Build a full stack of capabilities to solve a significant business challenge

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Create a Strategic Roadmap to Scale

Define the longer-term strategy to advance functionality and expand impact, unlocking opportunities at scale

Develop a broad case for change aligned with business goals

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Build a Sustaining Organization

Grow in-house capabilities to propel initiatives forward

Empower teams to continue to unlock opportunities across the organization

The Kalypso Difference for Data Science

Measurable Impact

We employ Lean Startup and Agile methods to help you deliver immediate value while building the infrastructure and business foundation for next steps.

We work with the existing data and infrastructure you already have to show value fast - in weeks, not months.

Human Focus

We apply human-centered discovery and design approaches to understand user needs and ensure that value is recognized.

We focus your time and resources on what’s most critical so your strategic intent is not lost in translation.

Radical Transparency

When you work with us, your IP and the capabilities developed are your own. We don’t believe in black box data science solutions where data goes in and decisions come out with no insight into what happens in between.

We shine a light on our process and approach, so models can evolve with new learnings, to ensure traceability and reduce risk.

Let’s Get Started

We know CPG. We know product development. And we know data science and AI. Let us help you turn your enterprise data into actionable insights to deliver business value across R&D.

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