Neckermann Will Use FICO Model Builder to Speed Development of Predictive Analytics

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MUNICH, September 06, 2011 – FICO (NYSE:FICO), the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, today announced that GmbH, a leading German online and mail-order company, has selected FICO™ Model Builder to develop and optimize scorecards for its new customers. offers customer service and flexible payment methods allowing new customers the option of purchasing on account or by instalments. The company will use FICO Model Builder to develop several scorecards that will precisely estimate the credit risk for these orders, in order to rapidly process customer orders while at the same time managing risk.

“We are deeply impressed by the outstanding performance and usability of FICO Model Builder,” said Maximilian Fervers, head of Finance with “The solution enables us to build new models within a very short period of time. In addition, the tool fits perfectly into our system environment and seamlessly integrates with our customer management system. We have worked with FICO for about 20 years now, and we are very satisfied with the performance of their solutions and the collaboration with their team."

Phillip Sertel, senior director at FICO for DACH, Central & Eastern Europe, said: “A growing number of retailers have been discovering predictive analytics to improve customer service and expedite orders. The complex statistical models provide valuable assistance in areas such as calculating the likelihood that new customers will meet their obligations on time.”

FICO™ Model Builder combines industry breakthroughs in scorecard development functionality with a highly visual interface and 64-bit certification to solve very large modelling problems. Model Builder can reduce model deployment costs by as much as 75%, while shortening time-to-value and improving model ROI.

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About GmbH is one of the leading mail-order companies in Europe. Founded in 1950 in Frankfurt am Main, the online trader offers more than 700,000 products comprising fashion, living and electronics. was one of the first mail-order companies in Germany to launch its own online shop in 1995. Today, generates about 70% of its turnover over the internet; 80% of new customers are online customers. With about 4,000 employees, the Neckermann Group is present in 9 European countries outside Germany. Learn more at

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