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Unifi Software Announces OneMind, Artificial Intelligence Powering Every Stage of the Analytics Process

Unifi Data Platform with OneMind augments a business users’ knowledge of their data and delivers precise recommendations instantly.

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Unifi Software has released OneMind—artificial intelligence (AI) engineered and seamlessly integrated at every stage of the analytics process. With AI capabilities powering every pillar of the Unifi Data Platform, business users become even more self-sufficient as they solve challenging data problems that drive their business. OneMind obscures the technical complexity of sourcing, exploring, and preparing data to augment a business users’ knowledge of their data—and delivers precise recommendations and insights instantly. The more users that engage across the Unifi Data Platform, the more intuitive data insights become as OneMind learns to predict patterns and recommend data sets to serve up to users. This level of business analyst self-sufficiency dramatically reduces the burden on IT teams to support data access requests from business users across the organization.

Unifi was founded with the goal to make data broadly accessible to every business user and professional inside of an organization who in some way is responsible for orchestrating change, regardless of their level of technical competency, and at the same time provide IT with the tools to maintain security, compliance, and governance. Whether a user needs to solve issues around customer retention, to identify new business channel opportunities, or to find social and economic dependencies that can impact local communities, they often cannot afford to wait for the answer, and may lack the technical knowledge on how to derive those answers themselves. Now with Unifi’s OneMind, many of the complex technical tasks required to derive insights are predicted and recommended to the user. 

Together with AI-powered recommendations, OneMind delivers advanced natural language query support. Now a business user can use a Google-like interface to ask questions of their data such as, “What is the median house price of single family homes in San Mateo County?” Unifi OneMind will present the answer without further user intervention. Behind the scenes, advanced algorithms are profiling the data sets to identify the price attribute, cleansing inconsistent data (such as SFH, single-family home, single family, detached home, etc.), and then calculating the correct value. It’s this kind of data accessibility and access to corporate data insights that changes the game in business intelligence.

Governance and security: OneMind automatically recommends attributes that should be masked to maintain compliance, such as with GDPR.

Data catalog and discovery: OneMind automatically profiles data connected to the Unifi Data Platform to help business users understand what each data set contains. Enterprise Data Knowledge Graphs and visual representations are also discovered and displayed automatically. Data set recommendations are presented to the user based on choices they have previously made, significantly reducing the time to explore their enterprise’s own data.

Data preparation: With OneMind, many of the steps a user must take to cleanse, enrich, parse, normalize, transform, filter, and format data prior to visualization are now entirely automated via the OneClick Functions. When Unifi predicts how a user will want to join multiple data sets for business insights, it recommends specific tasks for data cleansing and normalizing. A user can choose to simply have Unifi proceed automatically or manually direct each process.

Workflows and automation: OneMind makes recommendations to users about previously created workflow automation jobs. If users are granted access to the job through the governance pillar of Unifi, they can then use that job as is or edit it for their own purposes. OneMind also powers the Unifi Cost-Based Optimizer that schedules and runs jobs in the fastest way for the least processing cost.

Collaboration and community: OneMind automatically scans tags and attributes as it serves up recommendations and predictions based on the value and quality of data as provided by the community of data users on the Unifi Data Platform.

The newest release of the Unifi Data Platform with OneMind is generally available now. For more information about Unifi Software visit www.UnifiSoftware.com.

 

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