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Data as a Differentiator: Supply Chain Improvement [Video]
Jan 10, 2019

Data as a Differentiator: Supply Chain Improvement [Video]

Effectively managing your parts requisition and purchase order processes can be extremely complicated – but it doesn’t have to be. If done properly, enterprises can create major competitive advantages -- saving time, increasing profits and productivity, while spearheading...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Business Intelligence, eBooks + Infographics + Video

Tags: Manufacturing, Microsoft

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
Scott Stamper

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

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

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

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

Datapenia
Feb 23, 2016
Scott Stamper

Datapenia

Datapenia [da´tah-pe´ne-ah] Absence, or lack, of good data and good analytics. Or perhaps it should say lack of access to, and understanding of, good data and good analytics. Datapenia, a quasi-medical term coined by Dubner and Levitt in Superfreakonomics, drives good...

Categories: Business Intelligence

Tags: Business Intelligence, Systems of Intelligence

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