Arria NLG: Empowering Companies to Find Their Own AI Strategy

Sharon Daniels, CEO
Arria NLG intends to change the AI industry and make a key form of AI technology known as Natural Language Generation (NLG) accessible to everyone. For this New York-based firm, the goal is to enable companies of any size to leverage the power of AI to automatically analyze data and report what is important about that data, not just in charts and graphs that require further analysis and explanation, but also in natural language narratives. Arria’s NLG Studio tool is a major step in that direction. The tool allows both novice and expert users alike to generate rich, natural language reports from datasets of any size, source or complexity. It can make use of historical information to identify important trends, variances, or deviations within the provided datasets. Companies can use the NLG Studio tool to automatically identify the insights hidden within their own datasets and then, in mere seconds, generate their own custom stories and reports. “Without the power of NLG being added to the presentation layer, writing of reports will continue to consume the time and energies of a company’s best and brightest people,” says Sharon Daniels, Arria’s CEO. “Arria automates this process, which provides companies the ability to fully maximize both their digital and human resources.”

With its NLG Studio, Arria NLG has taken natural language generation mainstream.

While certain types of AI, such as chatbots or personal assistants have become more visible over the past several years, the rollout of natural language generation has been gathering momentum within global level enterprises starting with pilots and custom implementation. As Arria saw the demand for NLG continue to increase, it has developed NLG Studio to give companies the ability to add the power of natural language generation to their reporting themselves, if they choose, providing them a desired level of control over their data and the ability to manage ongoing configuration of report enhancements. This also positions Arria for global scale. The hands-on nature of the NLG Studio allows for hyper-personalization so that companies can tailor the tool to extract specific information and insights from the dataset.


The NLG Studio tool allows for textualization of data so that companies can get meaningful insights about trends within a dataset in mere seconds


NLG Studio is already being used to create and maintain reports across multiple use cases including enterprise financial reporting, pharmacovigilance, weather, investment portfolio performance, and compliance reporting. The possibilities for use are unlimited. For example, the tool is also used by journalists to sift through large amounts of data to automatically produce hundreds of different stories from a single dataset.

Arria believes that NLG Studio will ultimately empower companies around the world to implement their own AI strategy, using the technology in a way that meets their specific needs.

One challenge of defining an AI strategy is that the technologies are relatively new with industries still figuring out how to adapt to them. Executives know they need an AI strategy but aren’t sure about how to get there and don’t want to be left behind. Arria has been addressing this challenge since 2012 and understands that companies will need to develop and implement their own AI strategy and that is why NLG Studio was designed with APIs and starter kits which companies can use right out of the box. NLG Studio enables users to analyze and provide plain English reports from datasets in mere seconds.

Arria believes that NLG Studio brings AI out of the future into the now. The company spent 2017 completing its NLG toolset and it views 2018 and beyond as an opportunity to empower companies around the world. Arria NLG’s vision is partner-led, with key corporate partners working to bring the technology to a wide range of different industries and companies all over the globe.

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Arria NLG will introduce A Microsoft Excel Add-In bringing Natural Language summaries and report automation to spreadsheets





Sharon Daniels , Chairman and CEO


New integration turns Excel data into instant contextual narratives reducing the time it takes to identify and communicate key insights for speed to decision-making


Morristown, New Jersey - “ Arria NLG today introduced Arria for Excel, a Microsoft Office add-in that brings natural language generation (NLG) functionality to any user of Microsoft Excel.


Users worldwide rely on the robust functionality and intuitive design of Microsoft Excel to help them analyze and understand data. Arrias add-in brings data understanding to the masses.


Arria for Excel adds natural-language summaries and report automation right within the worksheet, instantly turning volumes of data into insightful narratives. Users can tailor narratives to specific audiences, providing contextual commentary and explanatory analyses which are not only indistinguishable from those created by subject matter experts, but also created in seconds.


For enterprise professionals, Excel is entrenched as the most widely adopted business analytics tool and it is every analysts tried-and-true tool for decision and reporting support. Arria augments existing Excel workflows with:


1. Consistency and accuracy. A next-generation report writer that dynamically automates data-driven financial summaries. Best practices are captured and maintained. Last-minute changes are no longer nerve-racking.


2. Timeliness of reporting. Financial reports must be available in time to inform decision making. Therefore, financial reports should be published as soon as possible after the end of the reporting period.


3. Team sharing. With volumes of data changing at a pace like never before, insightful information delivery across the enterprise provides clarity and confidence in times of uncertainty.


If you're like most people, the first time you use it, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. It is simply a superb addition to the software, dramatically increasing productivity, efficiency and speed to actionable insights.


For data to have value, enterprises must be able to extract meaningful insights that lead to positive business outcomes, said Sharon Daniels, CEO, Arria NLG. They need to reduce the time it takes to get to those insights, and take action."


Businesses that generate analysis and reports with basic tables and charts lacking advanced language analytics are competitively disadvantaged. Pairing Arria NLG technology with Excel eliminates these constraints by augmenting complex analysis with easy-to-digest narrative directly within worksheets.


In an ever-changing time, businesses and governments are turning to technology to simplify and operationalize what was previously complex and time consuming. Arria for Excel has the potential to drive the user experience of next-generation augmented analytics tools expanding the benefits to a wider audience.

Company
Arria NLG

Headquarters
New York, NY

Management
Sharon Daniels, CEO

Description
Provides an AI-powered tool that allows companies to create rich, natural language reports

Arria NLG