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Open APIs for More Transparency in Retirement Provision

14 February 2020
The Swiss retirement provision is a complex system. It is difficult for individuals to find out how much money they will have at their disposal after retirement. To change this, Acrea has launched the OpenPK initiative.
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Digital Robotics: Reality Check

20 November 2019
Digital Robotics — also known as Robotic Process Automation (RPA) — is a new technology with the potential to radically increase business process productivity by eliminating repetitive manual work and media breaks. At the same time it improves data quality by executing processes more consistently than humans.
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Digital robots against shadow IT

4 September 2019
Companies often find it difficult to reduce the size of their shadow IT. Can digital robots help? Our latest blog article shows a possible approach.
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Hackathon at Acrea – Hands-on and with a lot of fun

28 August 2019
Acrea has held an internal hackathon with all consultants participating. The aim was to deal with machine learning in a practical way. It started with tutorials conducted with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio. A sense of achievement quickly set in. The visual tool is easy to use and nicely visualizes the data flow. It as pure cloud solution and free for smaller experiments: highly recommended.
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More money in old age thanks to the squirrel trick

22 May 2019
For many Swiss, the regular AHV and pension fund pensions will not be sufficient to enable them to live as well after retirement as before (annual pensions have fallen by almost 9% in real terms since 2005, see Figure 1). Although it would make sense to voluntarily put money into the pension fund, the...
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Free our pension fund data!

6 March 2019
Do you know how much more or less money you will have at your disposal after retirement? It's not easy to calculate: you need AHV and pension fund data, you need to take tax effects into account, and it takes time because it takes two to four weeks for a statement of your individual AHV account to be delivered.
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