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The market for Business Intelligence (BI) is changing. After more than 30 years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning is now being used to take significant steps towards the optimization of different business models, internal and external processes, and the completion of products. Artificial intelligence or machine learning are not only further components of business software development, but also have a comprehensive influence on the processes in the company. New insights into the data, different pattern recognition as well as targeted analyses and forecasts support the business user in all areas of controlling. AI will mean that many activities - especially routine activities - will no longer have to be performed manually.


According to BARC, the areas of application of AI in controlling are extensive; reporting, ad-hoc analyses, corporate planning or advanced analytics are among the focused topics.

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The professional article "How Business Intelligence can benefit from AI" by Dr. Carsten Bange, BARC GmbH, was published at the end of 2018, but is still up to date. The subtitle: Artificial intelligence can improve business models, products and processes, reflects very well a summary.

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Business Intelligence and AI with CoPlanner

As already mentioned, companies increasingly have sources of knowledge in the form of data and employees that they should make use of. CoPlanner has developed a highly standardized controlling platform that can map all customer needs in precisely tailored processes.

"Standard systems work with predefined standard processes according to which the customer must work. Ergo, the customer must adapt to the software. This is exactly not the case with CoPlanner," explains Heinrich Nordsieck. "We design our controlling platform together with the customer and develop his individual master plan in workshops."

We support customers from various industries who are already benefiting from the potential applications of AI. Together with our partners we integrate AI technologies such as machine learning or deep learning into the business management solutions of the CoPlanner software.

When "Machine Learning" is used correctly, you can obtain information that would never have been visible in the enormous amounts of data before. CoPlanner and AI provide you with the most important insights from your data and bring them into the business context in a structured way.

Specialist users in controlling thus receive targeted support in data management and in the automation of business processes, so that the efficiency in the company increases and the susceptibility to errors caused by manual intervention is significantly reduced. The integration of AI into the business intelligence environment is the next step you should be ready for.

Methods of Artificial Intelligence in Business Applications

In recent years, various techniques and methods, such as the fuzzy logic of artificial intelligence, have been established to capture, structure and make information easily accessible. Current developments show that AI techniques are becoming increasingly interlinked and that any disadvantages that arise are compensated by the advantages of other techniques.  

Interesting and feasible applications in the field of controlling include automated cost estimation and calculation or intelligent risk assessment of procurement processes, material prices or wages. Personnel cost planning and personnel requirements planning are further application areas that will benefit from AI in the future.


Tim Erben, Head of Marketing, has been working for CoPlanner Software and Consulting GmbH since 2019. Prior to that, he was Head of Digital Marketing at pmOne AG for over 9 years and worked for various companies in the fields of Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Enterprise Content Management. Tim Erben focuses on topics such as corporate / online marketing strategies, modern marketing: content, automation and analytics to drive growth.


Software Engineer (m/f/x)

We are looking for a Software Engineer (m/w/d), who wants to give us the right throttle and fits into our young and dynamic team.

CoPlanner Software and Consulting GmbH, with offices in Graz (Head Office), Vienna, Cologne, Berlin and Munich, is an Austrian consulting and software house focusing on business intelligence in the entire commercial business environment. To strengthen our team in Graz we are looking for one


In this exciting and challenging position, you are responsible for developing modules for our products and solutions with client and server-side web technologies. Your tasks include both front-end and back-end programming. In addition, you will work closely with quality management in test scenarios.



  • Develop single-page applications in React

  • Connection to backend API

  • Collaboration on backend API development



  • Programming knowledge in at least one programming language

  • Understanding of development in object-oriented languages

  • Willingness to learn and interest in modern web technologies

  • Communication and team skills

  • Self-responsible working method

  • Good German (B2) and English (B1) in spoken and written



  • Programming skills in JavaScript, TypeScript, C#

  • Design knowledge (eg. HTML, CSS)

  • Knowledge of React and Redux

  • Experience with (REST) APIs, API design

  • Know-how in test-driven design

  • Interest in service-oriented architectures

  • Database know-how

  • Knowledge of Microsoft technologies (e.g., MSSQL, SSAS, SSRS)



  • Extensive social benefits

  • flexible working hours

  • A versatile work environment

  • A demanding, interesting and varied activity

  • Good development and training opportunities in a young, growing team

  • Exciting technical challenges

  • Pleasant working atmosphere


The minimum annual gross salary for this position is EUR 30.400,- depending on qualifications and professional experience overpayment is possible. We look forward to your meaningful application - which is treated absolutely confidentially to