People often mention analytics and automation in the same breath and even use the terms interchangeably. That’s how confusion starts.
Analytics and automation are highly complex, distinct fields with different processes and objectives. Understanding the precise definition and scope of both analytics and automation can help financial crime leaders identify the right solutions within each field that can help mitigate their program’s challenges and augment their goals.
Ultimately, any forward-thinking financial crime program should apply analytics and automation in tandem. The insights from advanced financial crime analytics are irreplaceable. But without automation, manual analytics processes can bog down financial crime teams with the rote work of gathering and analyzing data.
With powerful data analytics processes streamlined through automation, financial crime leaders can make smart, data-driven decisions that help identify truly suspicious activity. At the same time, they can avoid wasting resources on activities that don’t add value for the program or the organization.