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Graydon enables business growth through its insights-driven company platform

By CreditMan Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Today Graydon launched its first solution on the new Graydon Insights platform: The Graydon Decision Model. It's an online and uniform decision model enabling companies themselves to determine the nature of their future growth and the customers they want to win. The solution is the first in a series of forthcoming international applications, which are the result of an ambitious strategy deployed by the company.

Changes in the business information market are in full swing. Big data has created commercial opportunities which will change the business world forever, especially if carried out with the right technology. Graydon CEO Marcel van Es had a clear vision of this and was appointed in 2012 to breathe new life into the 125 year old company and prepare it for the future.

This meant a complete transition from a traditional, but successful, data-driven information company which until then specialised in credit information and debt collection services. Objective: to make Graydon the international market leader par excellence in the area of Business Intelligence. A complete cross-border transition followed, with new systems and processes and large investments in technology and knowledge to prepare the company for the future. The basis was created for new solutions involving Risk & Compliance and Marketing Intelligence, so that they can soon be deployed at group level.

Van Es says: "The transition was a complicated process and change & innovation will be a continuous part of our DNA. It is fantastic that with our new 'Graydon Insights' platform we are now realising the launch of the Graydon Decision Model. Because we work with short, quick prints, we can now respond much more quickly to the needs of customers in the market."

The Graydon Decision Model

By launching the Graydon Decision Model, Graydon is realising the first in a series of forthcoming solutions on its new Graydon Insights Platform. It is an online application for companies wanting to have a uniform, reliable and efficient method for their customer acceptance policy. It screens companies in an automated process according to the customer's company policy.

"With the Graydon Decision Model we want to help companies find the right balance between using commercial opportunities and restricting financial risks in order thereby to achieve their financial and market objectives. The customer decides on the basis of its own expertise as well as on accurate and current business information and a uniform decision model", says Van Es.

Co-creation with Info.nl

In order to realise immediately applicable foresights for the customer, Graydon collects large quantities of data ('big data') from all kinds of sources and deploys them through a highly advanced technological platform. The integration of the data and the sources and the migration to the new platform is being realised by Graydon. The company is building the platform in cooperation with Info.nl.

"Graydon's ambitions perfectly match the ambitions of Info.nl. We developed the Graydon Decision Model in close cooperation and that is why we were quickly able to realise a technically complex but highly user-friendly solution. Now, we have taken the first step; the Graydon Decision Model holds the promise of new future solutions", said Remmert Stipdonk, Managing Director of Info.nl.

Richard Ates, Product Owner of Graydon says that: "In recent years Info.nl has built an impressive track record by building highly advanced online platforms for big international customers. Their philosophy of developing agile solutions dovetails seamlessly with our vision of realising solutions quickly and with constant input from the customer.