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Chartis Names FICO a Category Leader in CECL Solutions

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 09, 2018​


  • FICO was named a Category Leader in CECL solutions by research firm Chartis Research.
  • CECL is a transformational event for US financial institutions, changing the way they hold provisions against future credit losses.
  • FICO’s Impairment Management Solution combines precise analytics with high-speed decision management software and consulting from industry experts in compliance and risk management.

More information: http://www.fico.com/en/solution/cecl-impairment-management

FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, has been recognized as a “Category Leader” by Chartis Research in its report on CECL (Current Expected Credit Loss) technology solutions.

The May 2018 report from Chartis compares the CECL solutions of 17 technology vendors, based on both ‘market potential’ and ‘completeness of offering’.

Chartis explains in the report, CECL Technology Solutions 2018, that because most financial institutions in the US outsource almost all of their systems, they won’t be ready to comply until vendors are ready with solutions that match their technology and process requirements.

Chartis also observes that vendors with a SaaS and data focus are best placed to deliver the “ideal” CECL offering: a flexible solution with support for core business operations.

“Our position in the Chartis FinTech Quadrant for CECL technology solutions is a great reflection of the effort and innovation that has gone into our CECL Impairment Management Solution,” said David Binder, FICO’s CECL and IFRS 9 practice leader. “By combining our software with FICO’s world-class CECL modeling and consulting capabilities, we are able to offer comprehensive support for organizations of any size seeking to not just comply with the new accounting requirements, but to remain competitive and responsive post-compliance.”

The FICO®CECL Impairment Management Solution includes a complete data processing, calculation, decisioning, reporting and governance engine. This industrial-strength platform delivers proven performance, flexibility and portfolio insight in data-intensive, massively scaled projects, having already been used for IFRS 9 implementations globally.

FICO can not only accelerate and simplify the path to CECL compliance for financial institutions, it can also help companies to figure out the impact on their business and transition their credit lifecycle strategies to deliver the results they want under new conditions.

“Those who best implement and manage CECL will have greater retained earnings and a stronger capital position than their competition,” explained Binder. “If you harness analytic models that can be executed flexibly and at speed you can have superior control over your performance and be able to grow your business faster and more profitably than your competitors.”

To learn more about how FICO goes beyond compliance to ensure CECL can offer a competitive advantage, follow our blogs at: FICO CECL blogs

Methodology for the CECL Technology Solutions 2018 Report
The report uses Chartis’ FinTech Quadrant™ methodology, which takes into account vendors’ technology, product, and organizational capabilities while emphasizing the completeness of their offerings and their market potential. This is the first report Chartis has published on CECL and it is available at https://www.chartis-research.com/banking/cecl-technology-solutions-2018-10501

About Chartis
Chartis Research is the leading provider of research and analysis on the global market for risk technology. It is part of Infopro Digital, which owns market-leading brands such as Risk and WatersTechnology. Chartis’ goal is to support enterprises as they drive business performance through improved risk management, corporate governance and compliance, and to help clients make informed technology and business decisions by providing in-depth analysis and actionable advice on virtually all aspects of risk technology. Further information is available at chartis-research.com.

RiskTech Quadrant®, RiskTech100® and FinTech Quadrant™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Chartis Research (chartis-research.com).

About FICO
FICO (NYSE: FICO) powers decisions that help people and businesses around the world prosper. Founded in 1956 and based in Silicon Valley, the company is a pioneer in the use of predictive analytics and data science to improve operational decisions. FICO holds more than 185 US and foreign patents on technologies that increase profitability, customer satisfaction and growth for businesses in financial services, telecommunications, health care, retail and many other industries. Using FICO solutions, businesses in more than 100 countries do everything from protecting 2.6 billion payment cards from fraud, to helping people get credit, to ensuring that millions of airplanes and rental cars are in the right place at the right time.

Learn more at http://www.fico.com

FICO is a registered trademark of Fair Isaac Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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