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How Chemical Manufacturers Can Make the Switch from Product Seller to Solution Provider

Jan 16, 2018 8:22 AM

“Chemical companies have long struggled to make the shift from ‘product sellers’ to ‘solution providers’ in the customer-facing aspect of their business. Digitisation can make a big difference in this regard.”*

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How Manufacturers Can Make Use of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Data and Security to Make Informed Decisions

Jan 10, 2018 8:23 PM

The IIoT is the manufacturers’ version of the Internet of Things, (think smart watches or smart fridges), where sensors embedded in technology collect data and analyse it. In the IIoT, these sensors can collect data from machinery on the production line to help with maintenance, prevent stoppages and increase efficiency. Data collected from the sensors, combined with data from CRM, ERP and other digitised services, can be analysed and will help to make the factory not only more efficient, but more effective too.

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Playing a “Joined Up” Team Game in the Industrial IoT - Don't Sit on the Bench!

Dec 11, 2017 7:00 PM

“Industrial Internet of Things” – Deal or No Deal?  Alongside “Industry 4.0”, it’s a question that manufacturers are increasingly being forced to consider. IIoT is one of the big financial boxes of future survival that every company player now needs to be opening up. But are some manufacturers dismissing it as the latest hyped up fad to distract them from getting on with business they know and trust? While others say “it’s all very interesting” and “yeah, they may take a look at some point - definitely.”

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One Real-life Application of BI in CPG Manufacturing

Dec 7, 2017 7:00 PM

When something is just that good, everyone wants to know the "secret sauce". For us, our BI Accelerator - which includes a utility tool for ETL automation - alongside a baseline data warehouse, are just that: our secret sauce. The BI Accelerator manages 'back end' data by delivering a simplified more digestible data model of the AX database; and in doing so, accelerates users' ability to deliver vital information to the business for reporting and analytics.

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3 Business Problems that Were Solved when George’s Purchased Fullscope’s BI Accelerator

Dec 5, 2017 7:00 PM

Vance Nichols, BI Architect at George’s, Inc—a chicken processing manufacturerrecently spoke with us about their Reporting and BI initiative which was executed in parallel with their implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP. George’s had three main challenges to overcome:

  1. They were struggling with re-plaforming their legacy Hyperion Essbase BI solution, to a Microsoft-centric platform.
  2. They needed a solution to effectively integrate legacy ERP data with the new Dynamics AX data for reporting and analytics post AX go-live. 
  3. They understood they needed a data warehouse for operational reporting, and did not have time to develop it greenfield.

Per Vance, “We chose Fullscope's Reporting & BI Accelerator because it could help us address our key challenegs related to reporting in Dynamics AX, in an automated fashion without having to create massive amounts of SQL code to do that. We also found that the price of the accelerator package was very attractive, as the closest competitor could not match the capabilities along with the price. It was highly cost effective and highly effective in addresing our business problems.”

Fullscope's BI practice area is a growing area of Fullscope's business. If you, too, are experiencing similar challenges, then Fullscope’s Reporting & BI Accelerator could be your solution. To hear more about Vance’s experience with our Accelerator, the business value realized, and increased efficiency in delivering reporting to his organization, watch the webcast - Customer Success Stories with Fullscope's Reporting and BI Accelerator.

 

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