Preferred Partner Distributes Rapid-I Analytics Software Solutions In Hungary; Attracts Telecom Company Telenor As A Customer

Dortmund, Germany, Month, Day, 2012 — Rapid-I, a leading provider of open-source solutions for predictive analytics, data mining and text mining, today announced it has entered a comprehensive partnership with United Consult. A Hungarian IT consultancy, United Consult, has served its customers for more than 15 years, and is distributing Rapid-I’s RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics solutions as a preferred national partner for Hungary.

United Consult plays a leading role in the development of IT solutions for financial and telecom companies. Within the new partnership, Telenor Group, one of the leading mobile phone service providers world-wide, has become one of the first joint customers. Telenor deploys the RapidAnalytics analysis server for customer relation management (CRM) applications like the optimization of direct marketing campaigns, the automated generation of product recommendations for cross-selling and up-selling, customer churn prevention and fraud detection. Together with United Consult, Telenor successfully introduced RapidAnalytics Enterprise Edition for production use.

“Starting with systems for accounting and controlling, we at United Consult continuously extended our expertise following the demand of our customers and by now also cover quality management (QM), human resources (HR), finance, and IT,” said Imre Szucs, sales director of United Consult. “Powerful analytics solutions like RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics are an essential component for optimally consulting with our customers, and gaining the maximal added value from their data.”

As part of the partnership, United Consult supported this year’s annual RapidMiner and RapidAnalytics user conference RCOMM 2012, which took place in Budapest from August 28 to 31. During the first day of the conference, Balázs Szakács of Telenor described how RapidAnalytics Enterprise Edition was successfully introduced at his company, which challenges had to be mastered, and which results were obtained. More details about the event are available at the RCOMM 2012 web page:

“Together with United Consult, we can address the needs of the Hungarian market,” said Dr. Ingo Mierswa, chairman of Rapid-I. “We are happy to have such a competent partner on our side, who not only supports us in extending our sales activities, but also with our most important event. Through the partnership, we are able to offer Hungarian companies of all sizes efficient and cost effective solutions combined with competent consulting, and thereby contribute to their success.”

“Partnerships are an integral part of Rapid-I’s strategic approach to better serve customers worldwide,” said Ralf Klinkenberg, chief business development officer and partner manager of Rapid-I. “United Consult has an impressive track record of successful analytics projects in the finance, telecom, retail, and other sectors and will help companies in Hungary to quickly and successfully adopt our advanced analytics solutions, and thereby become more effective and profitable.”

About United Consult:
The experts of United Consult have worked together on various fields of IT since 1996. United Consult offers services towards Quality Management, Sales and Customer Relationship Management, Financial Advising, Strategic Management Consulting, Information Technology, and HR services. United Consult is the preferred Rapid-I partner for the Hungarian market. United Consult provides business analytics, predictive analytics, data mining, and text mining solutions for telecoms, banks, retailers, and companies in other sectors. The experts of United Consults help their customers to deploy these innovative technologies and solutions for applications like direct marketing campaign optimization, credit risk scoring, and social media monitoring and analysis.

About Rapid-I

RapidI provides software, solutions,andservices inthefields of predictiveanalytics, datamining, andtextmining. Itsflagshipproduct, RapidMiner, istheworld-leading opensource systemforknowledgediscovery,data miningandsentiment analysis. RapidMiner is extremelyeasytouse,blazingfast, andsimpletointegratewithanyIT infrastructure,fromthesmallesttextfiles toBig DataHadoopclusters. For more information,

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