FICO World 2018 Preview: Blaze Innovations Spur Business Transformation

Blog Post created by Advocate on Mar 29, 2018

Hello again, Blaze users! If you ever stop and wonder what others are doing with decision rules, you’re not alone. FICO World 2018, our bi-annual conference that brings together FICO decision management customers and experts from across the globe, always features customers who have adopted Blaze Advisor as a critical part of their business decision engines.


With that in mind, and the conference just around the corner (sign up if you’re interested!), here is a preview of a couple of FICO clients who will be sharing their stories.


African Bank

  • Fast facts: Retail Bank in South Africa: Realigned their business (2016) with a renewed focus on transparency, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness
  • Mission: Revise and re-engineer the entire credit lifecycle
  • Decision Rules Focus: Implement standards-based decision modeling, decision implementation best practice, streamlined credit decisions and business logic
  • Business Impact: 30% faster to implement new strategies leading to 20 releases in 8 months after go-live; 25% cost reduction due to rapid implementation and reduced testing times


Worldpay (formerly Vantiv)

  • Fast facts: Global leader in payments processing; the recent merger between Vantiv and Worldpay creates the #1 global acquirer
  • Mission: Increase industry leadership over FinTechs and other disruptors with integrated, transparent on-boarding platform
  • Decision Rules Focus: Early adopter of FICO Decision Modeler (powered by Blaze Advisor) has developed a highly integrated, automated merchant on-boarding platform, which it is expanding to consumer underwriting
  • Business Impact: Happier clients (particularly with consumer underwriting capability), faster/smarter automation, able to leverage machine learning and streaming data through FICO Decision Management Platform


The complete FICO World agenda is available here.