What is your manufacturing model? Is it mass production or digital manufacturing? Most manufacturers will say they're trying to move to digital manufacturing, but are they prepared to realize the full benefits of their digital strategies?
Not all business intelligence platforms are created equal
Trying to differentiate in your industry? You can transform your entire business using data — if you have the right tools to uncover the right insights.
Modern analytics and business intelligence platforms represent mainstream buying, with deployments increasingly cloud-based. Data and analytics leaders are upgrading traditional solutions as well as expanding portfolios with new vendors as the market innovates on ease of use and augmented analytics
A data warehouse often deserves its reputation of being complex, time consuming and expensive to build and maintain. There are countless projects that have failed to deliver on time and budget and according to business requirements.
Ever wonder how you can align the employees in your organisation through a consolidated analytical framework and a single source of truth?
One of the oldest and most misguided thoughts about business intelligence is that it is a glorified tool for analytics reporting. How many times have we heard the annoying question, "oh, why don't you just use Excel for that?"
Upgrading an ERP system presents a number of challenges to many organizations. However, many of these challenges can be alleviated by integrating a Business Intelligence (BI) solution during the upgrade process. This is especially true if the BI solution is based on a data warehouse and implemented using a data warehouse automation platform.
A survey by IDC and DM Review Magazine gives us these haunting statistics:
- 17 months is the average implementation time for a BI project
- 5 months needed to deploy the first usable BI artifact
- $1.1m is the mean, annual expenditure on a BI project for companies with more than 1,000 employees
- 31% of BI projects are declared successful
- 36% confidence rate that the right data is available to the right people at the right time
Continuing to innovate and expand our technologies, AdvanceNet has introduced Jet Reports for Microsoft Dynamics to our product portfolio.
Moving from using static reports to a Business Intelligence (BI) solution is a big jump in capabilities. It's a jump that will give you new insights, and the ability to monitor and manage performance. Companies with a BI solution gain a speed to act advantage, can reduce costs and improve performance management, as they manage their business proactively.
One of the crucial contributing factors in the overall success or failure of BI platforms achieving their desired objectives is ensuring a successful and well managed implementation. A recent survey by the National Computing Centre showed that nearly a quarter of all BI projects intended to improve management decision making and improve performance are going over estimated budgets and timeframes. Organizations have often been guilty of jumping into traditional BI implementations before fully considering alternative approaches that can be more cost effective and less time consuming.