Rimilia partners with Aston University to model financial payment behaviour using artificial intelligence (AI) Friday 1 December 2017 PDF Print This cutting-edge project is an invaluable extension to Rimilia’s AI-based fintech products and experience -Artificial Intelligence expert joins Rimilia to develop big data and AI insight for financial professionals - Birmingham, UK - 1 December 2017 – Rimilia, a developer of intelligent financial software, has partnered with Aston University to research artificial intelligence (AI) and big data trends in payment behaviours. The project is under Aston University’s Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) scheme, a world-leading programme that connects businesses with academic sources. Rimilia designs, develops and implements intelligent finance solutions that harness artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to automate accounts receivable processes including, cash allocation, credit management and bank reconciliation. The new KTP project will uncover factors behind payment behaviour that will help businesses and financial professionals. As part of the programme, Dr. Ali Rezaei Yazdi, a KTP associate who gained his PhD in Artificial Intelligence from Aston University, has joined the Rimilia Research and Development team as data scientist. Dr. Yazdi will lead the three-year project to analyse financial big data to investigate payment behaviors and trends using AI, machine learning and other mathematical and computational modelling tools. techniques used will include probability analysis, decision trees, neural networks, regression models and other classification models, and advanced data visualization tools. Dr. Yazdi said: “This cutting-edge project is an invaluable extension to Rimilia’s AI-based fintech products and experience. Rimilia’s data is rich, complex and ideal for this type of detailed analysis and modelling. My job is to extract valuable insight from data analysis to help financial teams make informed and fast decisions. I’m excited to be part of the Rimilia family and to work alongside the R&D team to uncover new opportunities in fintech and AI." Jamie Cunningham, CTO, Rimilia said: “As a company that has in-house R&D and product development we are continuously looking for ways to push the envelope and to unveil opportunities to innovate – a dedicated project such as this, in partnership with an academic resource as prestigious as Aston University, will allow us to go steps further and to study and harness patterns, opportunities and explore new fintech technologies.” Martin May, KTP Manager at Aston University said: “The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Rimilia is a great opportunity for Aston University’s Systems Analytics Research Institute to apply its latest research to real world data in a commercial context. This project demonstrates the power of KTP to address strategic business issues by embedding knowledge that supports growth.” About KTP: Knowledge Transfer Partnerships is a UK-wide programme that has been helping businesses for the past 40 years to improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base. A Knowledge Transfer Partnership serves to meet a core strategic need and to identify innovative solutions to help that business grow. KTP often delivers significant increased profitability for business partners as a direct result of the partnership through improved quality and operations, increased sales and access to new markets. http://ktp.innovateuk.org/ About Rimilia www.rimilia.com Rimilia provides intelligent, automated financial solutions to dramatically improve cash application, remittance services and credit collection processes. Harnessing machine learning, predictive analysis and artificial intelligence, Rimilia enables corporates, lockbox providers and Fortune 1000 businesses to increase throughput, resolve unaccounted payments, gain transparency of transactions, and apply valuable predictive insight and dynamic decision-making into payment processes. Rimilia’s Alloc8 Cash software automates the manually-intensive process of matching payments with expected receivables with auto-matching rates up to 94 percent, dramatically improving the quality and speed of cash allocation and revenue recognition. Customers include Adecco U.K., Avis, Biffa Waste Services, Hitachi, TalkTalk, Santander and Wesco Aircraft. Founded in 2008, Rimilia is headquartered in Bromsgrove, U.K., with U.S. offices in Richmond, Virginia. Investors include Eight Road Ventures and Kennet Partners. 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