Operational Intelligence: Aligning Plant and Corporate IT

In many business areas, including sales, marketing, and finance, traditional business intelligence tools are providing executives with real-time visibility and analytics. Not so for manufacturing. Download this report to find out how best-in-class manufacturers can unlock the value of real-time manufacturing data by bringing together corporate and plant IT environments with new technology enablers and system architectures.

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As someone coming from a plant maintenance background who has spent several years implementing enterprise asset management software, Jerry Browning, business consultant for IFS North America, has learned a lot about EAM solutions. This white paper provides his thoughts about what the benefits of EAM software really are, in simple and straightforward terms, and five specific ways these benefits may manifest themselves in an organization. Read More

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