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Transform Your Manufacturing Business with Business Intelligence


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Manufacturing organizations are awash in data. The move to lean manufacturing has focused on reducing waste and increasing efficiency, but there is still an abundance of data relating to every stage of the manufacturing and distribution process. You don’t want less data (you need all that data to optimize your products, processes, and delivery). What you need though, is a system to make sense of all the data and present it in a way that will benefit your company and drive you toward your business goals.

Your team needs accurate up-to-the minute data and a 360-degree view of your business, and your customers demand transparency into processes pertaining to their orders.

A full feature ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solution such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a must for manufacturers who want to streamline their business, financial management, customer processes, and data in one centralized system.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central helps manufacturers transform their organizations through the power of BI (Business Intelligence.)

Here are three ways an ERP solution with built-in business intelligence can revolutionize your manufacturing organization:

Predictive analytics drive proactive business decisions

In a fast-changing marketplace, if you are making reactive decisions because of a data lag between disparate systems, you are already a day late and a dollar short. Rather than waiting to put out fires, be prepared for growth with intelligent software that connects the dots between inventory, supply, and distribution data. Incorporated data from multiple sources and multiple applications can provide a comprehensive picture of your business’ overall health.

Business intelligence anticipates challenges by analyzing trends across the supply chain and alerting key personnel to impending issues. It makes sense of your data through actionable strategies, visual reports called dashboards, and interactive tools that disseminate the most important insights across business lines. With such predictive analytics, manufacturing organizations can avert issues before they become problems, anticipate customer demand, and stay ahead of the competition.

On-demand and real-time data give you a complete picture. 

Small or mid-sized businesses seeking an edge over their competitors need to focus on their Brand. Customers return to a brand they trust, and employee engagement grows on a foundation of openness. Manufacturing organizations that choose to build a culture of transparency will thrive in today’s brand-obsessed marketplace.

Business Central can advance transparency and help build trust by allowing manufacturers to engage their customers and employees in each step of the production process. Customers can understand how operations, costs, and quality control work together to deliver the best possible product. Employees from production to accounting to sales can see a holistic view of key metrics for the entire business, keeping everyone up to date and invested in the outcome.

A centralized solution unites your entire company

ERP powered by business intelligence allows everyone in your organization to work smarter. A centralized solution means that all business and financial management processes and corresponding information are available in one data warehouse. Dashboards, reports, and datasets provide everyone, from operator to executive, with a custom view of business metrics that matter most and ensure everyone is using the right data. Armed with a holistic view of your Brand, everyone feels invested and in the loop.

Manufacturing functions depend on efficiency and collaboration. Business intelligence creates alignment and transparency among all levels of staff and supply chain. Organizations can deliver products more efficiently while remaining true to their core values.

Microsoft Dynamics 365BC with Power BI

Business Central with Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics platform that gives you a single view of your most critical business and financial data. Make smart decisions, access real-time data, and align key people and processes throughout your manufacturing organization. Create rich interactive reports with Power BI Desktop and access your data on the go with Power BI mobile apps.

If you are a manufacturer interested in discussing how to transform your business with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central with Power BI, contact our Microsoft Gold-certified ERP software specialists at BroadPoint.

By BroadPoint, www.broadpoint.net

One Response to “Transform Your Manufacturing Business with Business Intelligence”

  1. Tom says:

    Such a helpful post. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂

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