About Smart Vision Europe

Services Post Type

Analytics tools

We offer a full range of commercial and open source analytics tools. Whatever the size of your project or your level of expertise, we’ll help you get the right tool for the job.


From a quick chat on the phone through to bespoke onsite training courses for you and your colleagues, we can help your team develop the analytical skills they need.

Consultancy and support

Between us we have decades of analytics experience – whether you want help getting your analytics project up and running or you’d like a second opinion on a stats problem, give us a call.

What we offer you

Decades of hands-on analytics experience in numerous different industries.

Expertise in the full range of analytics tools, both commercial and open source.

Help, support and training whatever stage your project is at.

Meet the Smart Vision team

Berni Simmons

Managing director

Berni is the founder of Smart Vision Europe and led the business to its current position as an accredited premier IBM business partner. He has over twenty years experience of predictive analytics, data mining, business intelligence and market research.

Rachel Clinton

Business development

Rachel is an experienced leader with a background in direct sales and sales management. More than 15 years of experience in SPSS and IBM gives her a wealth of practical big data experience and a broad perspective on the predictive analytics market.

Jarlath Quinn

Pre-sales director

A veteran of the Predictive Analytics industry, Jarlath has worked for SAS, IBM and SPSS delivering predictive analytics solutions for major telecommunications, financial services, utilities, retail and government organisations.

John McConnell

Technical services

John has delivered a broad range of analytical consulting services for over 20 years. His projects range from ad hoc analyses to multi-user, high-end automated analytical solutions using data mining and predictive analytics technologies.

Lorna Walker


Lorna has many years of marketing experience within the analytics industry and is an experienced digital marketing and social media practitioner. For her PhD research she used SPSS Modeler to build models to accurately predict which tweets get retweeted.

Jo Simmons

Sales support

Jo has a background in retail management and IT, most recently working in data management in the education sector. She provides sales support to the business development team, manages licence renewals and takes care of Smart Vision’s finances.

Matthew Lamprey

Technical support

Matt is an experienced statistical analyst with many years experience helping clients to get the most out of their analytical software. He provides technical support and advice on all aspects of SPSS usage.



Felix Kraty

Business development

Felix has 15 years experience working with SPSS and IBM. She helps organisations define what they want to achieve with analytics then ensures they have the tools and skills needed. Felix also helps organisations adopt predictive analytics as a next step beyond reporting or statistical analysis.

How we work

Just getting started?

We can help you wherever you find yourself on the analytics spectrum. If your organisation is just starting out, perhaps you have some business intelligence and general reporting infrastructure in place and you now want to begin to squeeze more insight and value from the data you own? We can help you get started.

Experienced analyst?

Perhaps you are further down the analytics spectrum. You may have run a few projects that have demonstrated some initial value. We can help you to take this to the next level, whether that's deploying your models in a more automated way or expanding the scale and range of analysis that you are capable of. We can help here too.

See value straight away

When working with a client for the first time we generally suggest some form of ‘production pilot’ project. This means a clearly scoped and well defined project with some agreed goals and success criteria, the results of which will be deployed and used to inform operational decision making in your business so you start to see value straight away.

Practical result-focused implementation

In practical terms, we can help you with initial projects and enablement, we can help accelerate the development of analytics in your business and, if advanced analytics is already a relatively mature practice, we can help with technology integration and measures to enable ongoing continuous improvement.

We offer practical, objective advice and guidance supported with expert resources, professional services and technology provision, all with a focus on advanced and predictive analytics.

Open source knowledge

We've stayed up to speed with the quick-changing analytics market and our team has practical skills in a wide range of open source analytical programming environments, applications and associated data focused technologies (think R, Python, KNIME, Spark, Hadoop and so on).

Commercial expertise

We also have decades of project experience across a wide range of other commercial analytical platforms including Alteryx, Lavastorm, Rapid Miner as well as our core business of SPSS.


We also have expertise across a range of technologies designed to support deployment of predictive models as well as enable decision management, simulation and optimisation. Think IBM, Zementis, PMML and so on.

Our expertise

What our customers say about us

We have found that since we’ve been dealing with Smart Vision everything has gone really smoothly. Our main contacts are Rachel and John. They’re really helpful. You can talk to them, you can email them and they’ll always respond quickly. We feel really valued as a client. Nothing’s a problem for them. From a personal point of view they’re very nice to deal with – friendly, polite, very responsive and always happy to go out of their way to help.
Richard Pascoe, Provident Savings Bank
I attended a couple of demos at IBM when we first started to look at SPSS modular . They referred us to Smart Vision. Both John and Berni clearly understood our industry and instantly understood our requirements. The training has been great – in our office and using our data, so I could start using the software straightaway to make some real, measurable impacts. If I have any questions I know I can just email or pick up the phone.
Stephen Plimmer, One Savings Bank Plc
We highly recommend this training which greatly assisted us in developing best practices and provided helpful hints and tips, effectively showcasing a range of different ways Modeler could be swiftly deployed to meet our client’s requirements. The effort the SV team had put in to work around what is a very busy time for us was also very much appreciated, combined with the quality of the training materials and the very personable approach taken by Jarlath, our trainer, we would happily work with Smart Vision again in the future.
Chris Broome, Karian and Box


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