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Manufacturing Business Intelligence Trends in 2017

Posted by Scott Cranford on Jan 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

While we are spending time with our customers, we gain valuable insight into BI and ERP goals and objectives. One topic that has been of critical importance as we start 2017 is the continuing evolution of Manufacturing Business Intelligence. As a developer of manufacturing ERP and BI solutions, we rely on our customers to guide us and help to shape those solutions. But it also gives us a vision of where our customers see trends and patterns when it comes to data analytics and the consumption of information. Sure, it’s “big data” but our focus is on how to mine that big data and then what to offer our customers in terms of tools to work with those results. For 2017 we wanted to get a sense of goals, objectives and trends.  

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Topics: Business Intelligence

Manufacturing Business Intelligence Trends in 2016

Posted by Scott Cranford on Jan 20, 2016 10:05:49 AM

While we are spending time with our customers, we gain valuable insight into BI and ERP goals and objectives. One topic that has been of critical importance as we start 2016 is the continuing evolution of Business Intelligence in the manufacturing enterprise. As a developer of manufacturing ERP and BI solutions, we rely on our customers to guide us and help to shape those solutions. But it also gives us a vision of where our customers see trends and patterns when it comes to data analytics and the consumption of information. Sure, it’s “big data” but our focus is on how to mine that big data and then what to offer our customers in terms of tools to work with those results. For 2016 we wanted to get a sense of goals, objectives and trends.  

In general, our findings show further expansion of true end user, empowering tools to transform raw data into meaningful and useful information. In 2016, BI has left the IT department and is now firmly in the hands of the data consumers. In previous years, companies would give their end user / consumer community the ability to define the metrics, facts and dimensions and then it was left to a technical resource to produce the desired output. No longer; users have consistently demanded end user tools for true self-service development of “ad hoc” reports. That is now a reality and there are few signs of a reduction in such demands.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

Why Business Intelligence: Tools to Spot and Explore Trends

Posted by Scott Cranford on Dec 15, 2015 10:30:24 AM

Business Intelligence provides you with the tool-set for tailored reporting and analytics, thereby allowing you to control the information you see and need precisely at that moment. Business Intelligence solutions are designed with a best practice architecture that facilitates speed to deploy and flexibility to accommodate unique measurements for your organization.

 

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Business intelligence: turn your vision into reality

Posted by Scott Cranford on Nov 12, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Vision: Walk into your office. Fire up your computer. You are instantly presented with the metrics and alerts that require immediate attention. Within minutes you have reviewed and addressed issues. You take action on those items, solve problems, put out fires and jump start your day!

Reality: Walk into your office. Fire up your computer. Login to your ERP system. Navigate through a menu system to a report. Run that report to your screen and sift through pages of data to find what it is that you are looking for. Send an email to someone so that they can take action on a problem that you have identified. You are left feeling like there must be a better way…day started but not necessarily in the best way.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

Announcing the Release of Our Business Intelligence eBook

Posted by Katie Foley on Oct 13, 2015 11:14:23 AM

Visibility is excited to announce that we are releasing our very first eBook today! The topic of our first eBook is Business Intelligence in Manufacturing and will explain what BI is and why you need it.

 

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Critical Business Intelligence Metrics and Measurements for CFO's

Posted by Scott Cranford on Sep 29, 2015 12:32:23 PM

Visibility has recently conducted a survey of engineer to order manufacturing CFO’s. The focus for the survey was to discover the critical business intelligence metrics and measurements that CFO’s need in order to manage operations. Essentially, we were looking for the ideal makeup of the manufacturing CFO dashboard! Understanding that the goal of Business Intelligence software is to transform raw data into meaningful and useful information, what specifics were they looking for?

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Topics: Business Intelligence

Why Business Intelligence?

Posted by Scott Cranford on Aug 6, 2015 10:07:00 AM

Vision: Walk into your office. Fire up your computer. You are instantly presented with the metrics and alerts that require immediate attention. Within minutes you have reviewed and addressed issues. You take action on those items, solve problems, put out fires and jump start your day!

Reality: Walk into your office. Fire up your computer. Login to your ERP system. Navigate through a menu system to a report. Run that report to your screen and sift through pages of data to find what it is that you are looking for. Send an email to someone so that they can take action on a problem that you have identified. You are left feeling like there must be a better way…day started but not necessarily in the best way.

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Topics: Business Intelligence

Project Accounting Business Intelligence: Optimize Business Performance

Posted by Scott Cranford on Jul 7, 2015 10:12:00 AM

Project manufacturers require management information to insure timely delivery and an on-time, on-budget outcome.

 

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Top Seven Manufacturing Business Intelligence Metrics in 2015

Posted by Scott Cranford on Jun 4, 2015 12:31:00 PM

Visibility has recently conducted a survey of engineer to order manufacturing CFO’s. The focus for the survey was to discover the critical business intelligence metrics and measurements that CFO’s need in order to manage operations. Essentially, we were looking for the ideal makeup of the manufacturing CFO dashboard! Understanding that the goal of Business Intelligence software is to transform raw data into meaningful and useful information, what specifics were they looking for?


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Topics: Business Intelligence