Business Intelligence for Process Industries

The IT investments that have allowed firms in process industries to increase the efficiency of their operations and supply chains have also created vast stores of data. Unfortunately, many companies are still unable redeploy that data to drive innovation. Learn how the next generation of business intelligence (BI) tools can help your company gain a competitive advantage by harnessing the information IT systems generate.

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Extending BI’s Reach: Anticipate Outcomes, Forecast Results, and Respond Proactively

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Business intelligence (BI) and predictive analytics use different means but can be applied together to improve the decision process at all levels of an organization. By increasing the ability to monitor and analyze data and generate predictions, BI and predictive analytics can help an organization gain proactive control of its business. TEC analyst JorgeGarcía explains how. Read More

Why Enterprise Resource Planning Software Is Your Best Business Intelligence Tool

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If a business is going to successfully operate competitively, it needs to expand its analytics processes beyond the rear-view mirror. In-context analytics derived from both historical information and real-time data provides more accurate and intuitively structured intelligence. Accessing this information through a built-in BI tool within an ERP environment enhances the process and empowers users to improve business outcomes in real time. Read More

Case Study: Roland DGA

World leader in sign, graphic arts, fine art, vehicle graphics, UV, photography, engraving and 3D modeling industries Roland DGA uses Invensys Operations Management to provide an accounts payable solution to ensure that vendor invoices are paid promptly and accurately, while maintaining adherence to ISO and Sarbanes-Oxley standards. The Invensys Skelta Business Process Management and Skelta Accounts Payable solutions verify invoice data for more than 1,000 vendors by locating internal Roland DGA records to ensure vendor invoices are managed properly and in a timely fashion. Read More

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Case Study: Ralco Industries

Automotive supplier Ralco Industries was having inventory trouble. The lack of accurate data from its systems was causing a number of expensive issues—quality problems, scrap, overtime, expedited shipments, etc. Learn how implementing a new software-as-a-service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution helped Ralco dramatically reduce inventory costs and achieve return on investment (ROI) in just over one year. Read More

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