Get a Better Business IQ with Business Intelligence Tools
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software is a powerful business tool, especially for those who utilize the inherent Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities.
While the standard Sage ERP X3 and Sage 300 platforms can provide valuable information on the operations in a manufacturing facility, warehouse, or distribution center, the BI tools provide users with deeper insights into key aspects of the company.
Whether users are on the go or in the plant, they can access the BI features that gather the real-time data they need in their areas of responsibility. They can set up specific queries to expose and sort out trends and problem areas. The result is a more intuitive approach to decision making.
Generally, the standardized BI offering in most ERP suites provides an overview in numerous departments, such as sales, purchasing, manufacturing and finance. In addition, all of the data is synced and made available via a web browser interface that can be used either over the internet or locally. Visual renderings with charts and graphs are also driving users to take advantage of the built-in BI software offered by ERP systems.
An Automation World article noted that the use of BI software in the manufacturing industry is a result of these strong trends:
- The need for visual data discovery/query tools that are interactive and move forward versus being static.
- The increasing use of cloud-based services in business.
- A greater need for transparency and information sharing across an entire business.
If you’re looking for a solution to your business management needs, contact Mantralogix. We can show you how Business Intelligence can work for you.