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Join us at the User Group Summit 2019 for Best Practices Using Power BI with Dynamics 365
Oct 08, 2019

Join us at the User Group Summit 2019 for Best Practices Using Power BI with Dynamics 365

Many of our manufacturing customers deal with complex customer relationships, involving numerous stakeholders, distributors, and channel partners. That’s why we’ve created two sessions at this year’s User Group Summit in Kissimmee, FL, Oct. 13-18. These sessions are...

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, News + Events

Tags: Manufacturing, Power BI, Analytics, PowerApps, Dynamics 365, Power Query, User Group Summit 2019, Manufacturers

Data is a Manufacturer’s Best Weapon in a Soft Market Economy
Oct 04, 2019

Data is a Manufacturer’s Best Weapon in a Soft Market Economy

With the global impacts of tariffs, key indicators pointing to a slower economy, tightening capital spending, and lack of consumer confidence, all indicators point to a challenging year or two ahead. But from many prior downturns I’ve learned that there are ways to win big in these conditions...

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Manufacturing, Analytics, Actionable Insights, Data, Forbes, Sales, Sales Analytics, Webinar

What Needs To Be On Your CPQ Channel Roadmap In 2019
Aug 21, 2019

What Needs To Be On Your CPQ Channel Roadmap In 2019

We are seeing a generational change in CPQ applications. Without question, there has been a lot of focus on improving the experience for end customers and internal sales teams, but functionality and improvements for the critical distributor channel have not been as prevalent. Bottom Line: Adding new features to your CPQ channel selling platform directly benefits your resellers and channel partners, driving greater revenue, channel loyalty, and expansion into new markets.

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: B2B, Configuration, CPQ, Manufacturing, SAP, SAP CPQ

A Cerebral Approach to Analytics
Jul 17, 2019

A Cerebral Approach to Analytics

Why your sales analytics strategy should work like your brain.  I’m going to get a little brainy on you – stick with me. Our brains have two halves, the left and right. They have different functions, and they also support each other. Analytics can work like this,...

Categories: Business Intelligence

Tags: Manufacturing, Analytics, Data Science, Pinpoint Sales™ for Aftermarket

Digital Twins and Field Service: The Perfect Pairing
Jun 03, 2019

Digital Twins and Field Service: The Perfect Pairing

Understanding What Digital Twins Can Do for Modern Manufacturing.  Manufacturers are leaving a wealth of information on the table that is there for the taking through Field Service.  With an ‘Asset Digital Twin’ you could have a mirror image of your equipment in the system that is used by your Field Service organization.

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Field Service, Manufacturing, Microsoft, Digital Twin

Digital Twins and Field Service: The Perfect Pairing
Jun 03, 2019

Digital Twins and Field Service: The Perfect Pairing

Understanding What Digital Twins Can Do for Modern Manufacturing.  Manufacturers are leaving a wealth of information on the table that is there for the taking through Field Service.  With an ‘Asset Digital Twin’ you could have a mirror image of your equipment in the system that is used by your Field Service organization.

Categories: Microsoft Solutions, Manufacturing Industry Insights

Tags: Field Service, Manufacturing, Microsoft, Digital Twin

Intelligent Enterprise on the Move – Kennametal’s Modernization Journey
Apr 03, 2019

Intelligent Enterprise on the Move – Kennametal’s Modernization Journey

What a great week it was at the American Manufacturing Summit in Chicago!  This year’s attendees were a who’s who of manufacturing excellence. The sessions were outstanding  – with so many success stories of companies  that have made progress on Industry 4.0, digital transformation, and smart connected devices and equipment.  

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights, News + Events

Tags: Manufacturing, Microsoft, Digital Transformation, Smart Factory, Digital Factory, Operational Excellence, Systems Integration, Factory Automation, Modern Workplace

Intelligent Enterprise on the Move – Kennametal’s Modernization Journey
Apr 03, 2019

Intelligent Enterprise on the Move – Kennametal’s Modernization Journey

What a great week it was at the American Manufacturing Summit in Chicago!  This year’s attendees were a who’s who of manufacturing excellence. The sessions were outstanding  – with so many success stories of companies  that have made progress on Industry 4.0, digital transformation, and smart connected devices and equipment.  

Categories: Manufacturing Industry Insights, News + Events

Tags: Manufacturing, Microsoft, Digital Transformation, Smart Factory, Digital Factory, Operational Excellence, Systems Integration, Factory Automation, Modern Workplace

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