The EY-Aera Technology Alliance

Eduardo Tobias, Senior Director, Global Partnerships, Aera Technology

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Today’s supply chains face growing pressures from increasingly demanding consumers while trying to mitigate the impact of unpredictable disruptions. Each change requires a decision to be made at the moment to maximize impact. To address the increased volume, velocity, and complexity of decisions, organizations are turning to Decision Intelligence – the digitization, augmentation, and automation of decision making – to dramatically increase the agility to react to those frequent changes.

EY and Aera Technology: Partnership for the Future
We have entered an alliance with EY to drive broad adoption of Aera Decision Cloud™. Together, we can help their clients take advantage of Decision Intelligence to improve their supply chain performance, accelerate digital transformation initiatives, and achieve business agility.

Through Aera Decision Cloud, EY clients gain an intelligent platform to increase the pace, accuracy, volume, and reliability of their strategic and operational decisions. We provide a connected platform that is always on, thinking, and learning from the data it's aggregating — enabling companies to automatically take action on the decisions made.

EY’s Supply Chain Transformation Expertise
“Our alliance with Aera holds incredible potential to help our clients reach new levels of supply chain innovation. Aera’s unique cognitive decision-making technology plays a key role in empowering continuous planning and execution improvement that is at the core of EY’s supply chain transformation approach.”
Michael Dobslaw, EY Global Aera Alliance Leader

The EY-Aera partnership will be leveraging the EY-Nottingham Spirk Innovation Hub in Ohio to showcase our joint capabilities. The Hub provides a 60,000 square foot, real-world production space of experience zones and interactive displays where businesses can explore digital, automation, ecosystem platforms and technologies to solve problems at speed.

Aera’s Innovative Cognitive Technology
“As a true pioneer in digital acceleration, EY shares our vision of helping organizations reimagine how decisions are made and improve business processes. Through EY’s consulting expertise and its global network of partners, together we can scale Decision Intelligence for the enterprise, maximizing value and outcomes, and transforming the future of work for businesses worldwide.”
Fred Laluyaux, Aera Technology CEO

Aera Technology is the Decision Intelligence company. We deliver the first cloud platform that integrates with existing systems to make and execute business decisions in real time. In the era of digital acceleration, Aera helps enterprises around the world transform how they respond to the ever-changing environment.

Success Story: Leading Decision Intelligence Transformation for a Major Client
We have been working with EY to deliver end-to-end digital transformation and leading-edge technology tailored to each customer’s unique business requirements. One of our joint clients is a global CPG company producing health, hygiene and home products. Through our collaboration, we have delivered a platform that processes millions of records and gigabytes of data from internal systems and external data sources to power over 80 Cognitive Skills across multiple domains to augment and automate decision making.

Challenge
With the digitization of commerce and the proliferation of channels to market, the client needed to transform its supply chain to deliver on the increasing expectations of a digitally-enabled, socially conscious consumer. Furthermore, they wanted to ensure that its immense production power continued to remain a competitive advantage, and not a transformation hindrance.

Solution
Together with our platform and EY’s supply chain expertise and transformation experience, we established a true end-to-end planning process, overcoming organizational and technology silos. Our composable Decision Cloud platform was able to aggregate and harmonize data across a number of global ERP instances, planning systems, and external data sources, and make them available to sophisticated machine learning algorithms and decision models to power their base forecasting and concurrent planning processes. These initiatives were driven by an integrated operations center to ensure best-in-class performance.

Result
To drive business agility that’s required in today’s ever-changing environment, we have accelerated their planning cycles by 50% and is still considered to be a center of supply chain excellence. Decision Intelligence allowed them to make transformational changes to how they make planning decisions without having to alter their enterprise service architecture or wait for yet another ERP-led upgrade cycle. With these capabilities in place, they are now better prepared to thrive in the world of hyper-segmentation, hyper-personalization, and the always-evolving demands of today’s consumers.


Eduardo Tobias
Senior Director of Global Partnerships
Aera Technology

As Senior Director of Global Partnerships at Aera, Eduardo leads the company’s worldwide consulting, technology, and data alliances. He brings a 15-year background driving strategic and technology transformation for global leaders. Eduardo’s career includes roles at McKinsey & Company and Procter & Gamble, where he led large-scale digital and analytics transformations, growth strategy, and operational performance improvement programs. His international experience spans multiple regions, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

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