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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a downgrade of its 2019 outlook for the global air transport industry.The business environment for airlines has deteriorated with rising fuel prices and a substantial weakening of world trade. In 2019 overall costs are expected to grow. “The good news is that airlines have broken the boom-and-bust cycle. A downturn in the trading environment no longer plunges the industry into a deep crisis. But under current circumstances, the great achievement of the industry—creating value for investors with normal levels of profitability is at risk. Airlines will still create value for investors in 2019 with above cost-of-capital returns, but only just,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO. To help aviation industry gain control we use machine learning to build the world’s simplest and most comprehensive management system for the aviation industry. Sydone merges a simple user interface with the complexity unique to the aviation industry that will help your business to gain full control and better manage risk. Whether it’s safety, compliance, airworthiness or even the full scope of activity for your organisation, Sydone gathers organisational data, analyses it, and provides the insights you need to improve your business in real-time.

The energy & utilities sector is changing – stay ahead of the shift. While customer-interface technologies may be the most visible aspect of technological enhancement of the utility business, they are far from the only aspect. The technology landscape for utilities, from generation right through to the customer, has probably never been richer. We could point to sources of generation, with the cost performance and scalability of wind and solar continuing to improve year over year at a rapid pace; to grid operations, where smart-grid technologies provide real-time information into all aspects of grid status (not just electron flows), and where batteries are now able to provide multiple services such as load shifting, frequency regulation, and localized reserves; to distributed or localized sources of energy for which utilities can partner with customers or communities to install and operate power systems customized for specific needs. And then we could add to all that the overall opportunities of digitalization and integration of operational systems, back-office systems, and supply chain management. When we look at all this, it seems clear that utilities should move technological awareness and strategic thinking from being a niche activity to the core of planning and strategy. Our ready-to-use, modular, standardised services are designed to boost value and efficiency in your business immediately.

Current outlook for the food and beverage sector remains cautiously optimistic; however, macroeconomic trends and public policy headwinds make it increasingly important to pay close attention to consumer preferences, while leveraging technology to drive process improvements and optimization. Margin pressures remain front and center due to increases in transportation expenses, wages and tariffs. Consumer tastes remain a moving target. But big data, analytics and artificial intelligence offer more transparency for companies to target consumers now. Technology will have an even greater impact to the sector. Although rising interest rates may slow down capital expenditures, it will be increasingly important for companies to strategize and prioritize technological investments to enhance and optimize cost efficiencies. Given the tight labor market and rising wages, industry has seen more investment in robotics, process automation and enterprise resource planning. Meanwhile, food safety risk will become increasingly important next years to come, as blockchain technology is deployed to improve traceability and transparency of an end-to-end supply chain. Technology continues to be a differentiator. We use machine learning to build the world’s simplest and most comprehensive management system for the food & beverage industry.
Not only is digital transforming cities, it is also transforming the way engineering and construction companies run their businesses. The construction industry is moving quickly to incorporate game-changing technologies into operations to increase safety, reduce operational costs, provide innovative solutions to customers, and find competitive advantages with real-time insights that can change project outcomes. Internally, digital technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) have the ability to make significant impacts on back-office operations for engineering and construction firms. Data is quickly becoming the core for future success in the construction industry. It moves business decisions from reactive to predictive and could enable engineering and construction firms to outpace their competition. A data and analytics strategy can fuel the ability to deliver smart buildings and smart cities projects, identify and address diminishing margins, and manage increasing project size and complexity. It can help identify not only what went wrong but also prevent it from happening in the future.Data and analytics also provide companies the ability to refine operations and tackle business goals like reducing costs or providing next-generation client services. Companies can use a data-driven approach to unlock smart decision making, identify the optimal location for their project, and source the best materials to use, all through an interface that enables decision makers to ask questions and work through scenarios. We have a framework for collecting the data from all of these sources, using tools and models to analyze that data, and providing the insights gleaned to the right people in the right moment to make an impact on the business.
Our finance regulatory software highlights the key regulatory trends that companies will need to know to better guide their compliance strategies, actions, and investments in the coming year. Staying ahead of these disruptions will allow your business to better navigate the regulatory landscape. Our risk and compliance module  covers:
  • A shift in focus to regulatory review and refinement
  • Optimizing across the three lines of defense
  • Cybersecurity and privacy
  • Fintech
  • Data quality and availability
  • Financial crimes risk
  • CECL
  • A new age for governance
  • Other important regulatory topics
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This year, several shifts and pressures are disrupting most of the industries. From changes in operational risk management and the workforce to technology innovation and cybersecurity threats, there’s an entirely new set of trends driving the pace that organizations must keep up with to comply and stay competitive.

Our software covers regulatory issues for following industries:

  • Healthcare
  • Life sciences
  • Capital Markets
  • Investment management
  • Banking
  • Insurance

Explore top regulatory capabilities for our software  and see how we can help you to stay up to date on trends and insights.