- Enterprise data integration
- Common data warehouse
- Data mining
- Dashboards, scorecards, drill-down tools
- Agile implementation
Most manufacturing companies are flooded with data. Yet when teams need information, it is often hard to find. It’s distributed across multiple databases, spreadsheets, accounting and finance systems, MRP and ERP systems — the list goes on. And when found, combining data is hampered by inconsistencies and other barriers.
Business Intelligence (BI) technologies create value by consolidating critical data and performance indicators and delivering them using dashboards, scorecards, reports, ad-hoc query tools, whatever view suits the need. Data is structured so that decision makers get a tailored view, as simple or detailed as needed, but each user can drill down to find answers on the fly. Everyone has access to the same data, and because it’s all in one place, updated at the same time, it’s always in sync, available through PCs, tablets, or smart phones.
Manufacturers are reaping many benefits from BI solutions. Early warning about demand fluctuations enables rapid response in production and procurement planning. Consolidating information into common data warehouses saves the time that continuous improvement teams once wasted searching for data. And becoming data driven changes culture. Procurement, finance, production planning, quality — separate functions start speaking the same language when they use common data. Most importantly, the right BI solutions give managers real-time, predictive, actionable key performance indicators that inform critical decisions and choices. Whether it’s an executive scorecard or a real-time dashboard on the plant floor, our BI Team has the expertise to deliver value that enables continuous improvement.
Selecting a BI system is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. At Flexware, we take the time to listen and understand your goals and problems, then help you identify and objectively select the right technologies. Flexware BI teams are experienced in navigating the change process.
Implementing any new technology is complex. With our agile iterative implementation process, you receive value quickly from basic functionality. Features are released at a manageable rate and can be aligned with the improvements and changes in your business. The agile method minimizes disruption, and permits changes at the least cost.