Business Intelligence Category Posts

June 2nd, 2017
Scott Lee
Senior Industry Consultant
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...

Categories: Business Intelligence, Manufacturing Industry Insights
February 3rd, 2017
Scott Stamper
Industry Solution Architect, Microsoft
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,...

Categories: Business Intelligence
November 17th, 2016
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
From the Frontlines of Field Service Connect 2016

The Voice of the Customer on Status and Plans to Capitalize on The Connected Service Economy. Most manufacturing companies can benefit from a fresh look at how advanced, available, and affordable the new Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Azure IoT offerings have become. It is a lot easier than many companies realize to get started with proof-points and pilots to help build momentum for a change and prove the economics.

Categories: Business Intelligence, News + Events, Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights
November 16th, 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 forward-thinking forum dedicated to topics surrounding the IoT, data analytics, future states of field service, market trends, and the talent crunch.

Categories: Business Intelligence, News + Events, Microsoft Solutions
November 10th, 2016
Mike Shields
CEO & Industry Strategist
Transforming SERVICE in the Digital Age

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 was once referred to as “The Aftermarket”, I found it sort of maddening that we devoted so little investment and attention to becoming excellent at keeping our customers’ expensive equipment serviceable and under our care as the original equipment manufacturer.

Categories: Business Intelligence, Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights
November 8th, 2016
Julie Marletta
Practice Lead, Service
November 2nd, 2016
Digital Transformation with Microsoft Dynamics 365: First Look

Watch this 2 minute video that Satya Nadella kicks off, to see how Microsoft is helping you engage your customers, empower your employees, optimize operations, & transform your products.

Categories: Business Intelligence, News + Events, Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights
August 5th, 2016
Scott Stamper
Industry Solution Architect, Microsoft
5 KPIs to Drive CRM User Adoption & Success

If you can’t know whether or not key pieces of your CRM system are actually being used as expected, then how do you plan to reap the full benefits of your investment? Experience has shown us that one of the primary predictors of success in implementing a CRM system is USER ADOPTION.

Categories: Business Intelligence, Microsoft Solutions
May 16th, 2016
Scott Stamper
Industry Solution Architect, Microsoft
Reflection on Data Insights Summit March 2016

Power BI Updates! Microsoft is moving forward on industry specific solutions for Power BI; Excel now has a plugin that connects to Azure Machine Learning for sentiment analysis; Adoption, Pipeline, & key Manufacturing Business Intelligence dashboards...

Categories: Business Intelligence, Microsoft Solutions
February 23rd, 2016
Scott Stamper
Industry Solution Architect, Microsoft
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
June 19th, 2015
100 Industry Best Practices Realized through 100 System Implementations for Manufacturers: 100×100

100 x 100 is the name for our SAP Solution Gallery.  It contains over 100 best practices realized through over 100 implementation projects.  You won’t find these best practices in books or the online help.  You may find some in forums or presentations if you are lucky.  A...

Categories: Business Intelligence, SAP Solutions
March 18th, 2015
Lawrence Matusek
Executive VP & CTO
Don’t Wait – Integrate. Why Proper System Integration is More Important than Ever.

After twenty years of enterprise systems experience, and after an equal number of years of trying to SIMPLIFY the seamless flow of data and transactions, it’s clear to me. Despite all of the hype around SOA and ESB’s, BAPI’s, API’s, MDM, ETL, data ...

Categories: Business Intelligence, SAP Solutions