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Aug 28, 2017

Sharpen the Saw: Sell Smarter with Self-Service BI

Fans of Stephen Covey's work, "7 Rules for High Successful People" should recognize his last rule - Sharpen the Saw. For those who have not read it, his last rule relates to the quote often incorrectly attributed to Abraham Lincoln: "A woodsman was once asked,...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Business Intelligence

Tags: Business Intelligence

Jun 02, 2017

The Ever-Evolving Business of Insight. It’s All about Context.

Value comes in many shapes and sizes in today’s ever-evolving world of intelligence delivery solutions Insight … ‘the act or result of apprehending the inner nature of things or of seeing intuitively.’  Thank you, Merriam-Webster. Business Intelligence. Advanced...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights, Business Intelligence

Tags: Business Intelligence, IoT, Systems of Intelligence

On Woodworking, Lincoln Logs, and Self-Service BI
Feb 03, 2017

On Woodworking, Lincoln Logs, and Self-Service BI

Self-Service BI has offered a wonderful promise over the years, yet its potential has only been partially realized at best.  Now the game is changing with new technologies and analytics platforms that are readily accessible to, and usable by, businesses of all sizes, shapes, and...

Categories: Business Intelligence

Tags: Business Intelligence, Systems of Intelligence

From the Frontlines of Field Service Connect 2016
Nov 17, 2016

From the Frontlines of Field Service Connect 2016

The Voice of the Customer on Status and Plans to Capitalize on The Connected Service Economy I’m traveling back from the 2016 Field Service Connect Conference in Austin, TX.  While it’s still fresh from the frontlines, I wanted to share some summary observations and insights...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, News + Events, Business Intelligence

Tags: Age of the Customer, Business Intelligence, Connected Field Service, Customer Engagement, Demand Creation, Field Service, Knowledge Deployment, Microsoft

Microsoft and eLogic Co-Sponsor and Keynote Field Service Connect 2016: Intelligent, Connected Service
Nov 16, 2016

Microsoft and eLogic Co-Sponsor and Keynote Field Service Connect 2016: Intelligent, Connected Service

Executives from Microsoft and eLogic attended the second annual Field Service Connect conference in Austin, TX on November 14-16, 2016 as key event sponsors to network with senior service executives from 75 companies on Connected Field Service.  Field Service Connect is an interactive...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, News + Events, Business Intelligence

Tags: Age of the Customer, Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Connected Field Service, Customer Engagement, Demand Creation, Field Service, Integration, Manufacturing, Microsoft

Transforming SERVICE in the Digital Age
Nov 10, 2016

Transforming SERVICE in the Digital Age

Catching the wave of seamless engagement and connected service in manufacturing. It’s here.  This is the time I’ve been waiting for since I was responsible for the Parts and Service business segment of a major global manufacturer.  Like all of us who have managed what...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, Business Intelligence

Tags: Age of the Customer, Business Intelligence, Connected Field Service, Customer Engagement, Demand Creation, Field Service, Manufacturing, Microsoft, Systems of Intelligence

Nov 08, 2016

Finding and Implementing Connected Service (IoT) Applications in Manufacturing [customer video]

The buzz around the SERVICE organizations within our customers has been increasing steadily over the past year.  At this point it’s safe to say that at least 80% of manufacturers are beginning to have an IoT strategy.  A much smaller percentage of these have actually...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, Business Intelligence

Tags: Age of the Customer, Business Intelligence, Connected Field Service, Field Service, IoT, Manufacturing, Microsoft, Systems of Intelligence

Digital Transformation with Microsoft Dynamics 365: First Look
Nov 02, 2016

Digital Transformation with Microsoft Dynamics 365: First Look

It's here!  Microsoft Dynamics 365 is here to help you evolve your business on your terms.  There is so much buzz about how Dynamics 365 Business Apps can help you drive productivity, collaboration, and intelligent insights in your business....watch this 2 minute video that...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights, News + Events, Business Intelligence

Tags: Age of the Customer, Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Connected Field Service, Customer Engagement, Field Service, Integration, Knowledge Deployment, Manufacturing, Microsoft, Systems of Intelligence

5 KPIs to Drive CRM User Adoption & Success
Aug 05, 2016

5 KPIs to Drive CRM User Adoption & Success

Congratulations! You have this bright and shiny new CRM system. You spent lots of time working on design. You have customized the system to make it a fantastic reflection of the manufacturing industry’s best practices for sales and marketing. You worked with a Dynamics Partner who lives,...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Business Intelligence

Tags: Business Intelligence, CRM for Manufacturers, Dynamics 365 for Sales, Microsoft

Reflection on Data Insights Summit March 2016
May 16, 2016

Reflection on Data Insights Summit March 2016

The first (hopefully of many) Data Insights Summit took place in March of 2016 in Bellevue, Washington. It was 2 days of exploring all that Power BI and related technologies have to offer. There is a whole collection of videos from the conference, so head over to the Power BI You Tube channel to...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Business Intelligence

Tags: Business Intelligence, Microsoft

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