Mastermind Analytics promises to deliver 360-degree, on-demand visibility into company finances with a low-code interface, and it can process unstructured data, too.


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A new software product from finance AI analytics company AppZen promises to be “a first of its kind” tool that can provide financial insights “previously unavailable” to finance teams. Called Mastermind Analytics, if it can do what AppZen says it can, it looks to be the tool of bookkeepers’ dreams. 

The goal of Mastermind Analytics is to not only allow finance teams to get on-demand analysis of company finances, but also to provide benchmarks against other companies that AppZen CEO Anant Kale said will show organizations both where they’re leading their peers, and where they’re lagging.

In order to provide thorough financial results, which AppZen calls “360-degree,” Mastermind Analytics audits travel documents, expenses, accounts payable paperwork, and other sources to provide feedback in real time. Kale said that Mastermind is also able to analyze unstructured data as well. 

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“Finance teams will now have access to previously unavailable out-of-policy spend information that enables immediate visibility into patterns and activity that could indicate, and prevent, more complex risks of fraud and waste,” Kale said.

As for comparing a company’s finance to other organizations, Kale said that Mastermind Analytics pulls “billions of data points from close to 2,000 customers.” The comparison itself will benchmark companies against one another in areas like spending, risk, and operational performance. 

Mastermind Analytics was also created with finance teams in mind, AppZen said, which means it doesn’t require any additional integrations with the AppZen platform, nor does it need developers with analytics skills to extract results from. Mastermind, Kale said, is designed to be low code, giving finance professionals access to data that would

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MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The website has gone live for consumers and agents to quote, compare and purchase flood insurance policies from multiple flood insurance companies, as well as from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) administered by FEMA. The free, one-stop site is aimed at giving users the ability to research and select from competitive flood insurance rates and customized coverages to help best protect their property in the event of flood damage.

Aurora Technologies developed the website to assist the self-reliant consumer, as well as support insurance agents in securing flood coverage. Through, property owners complete three simple steps to generate flood coverage quotes from the NFIP and various private insurance offerings in less than one minute. Insurance agents are given credentialed access to discover and write flood policies from several top-rated private flood companies and one of the largest providers of NFIP policies, all of which are represented in the same portal.  The selection of flood coverage plans the website offers for consumers and agents to evaluate will depend on the geographic location of the property.

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