Edgewater Fullscope Blog

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

Dec 12, 2017 2:55:00 AM

“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 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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 6, 2017 5:00:00 AM

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:

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From Manufacturer’s Silo Struggle To CRM Perfect Performance

Dec 5, 2017 4:54:00 AM

The CX genie is out of the bottle. The customer’s wish is now often more than many manufacturers can command. Consumers are changing the way they engage with every type of product or services organisation, from a retail brand to the manufacturer or wholesale supplier. Recent research carried out by the Aberdeen Group and BCG, Global Managing Consulting, found that more than 4 in 10 (41per cent) of manufacturers say that “unpredictable” customer demand is their top “pressure” and nearly half (48 per cent) find it “difficult to accurately track customer, supplier and partner transactions”. Far too many businesses are still stuck within a traditional silo model with just their own separate system of collected data.

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Insights for Manufacturers: 3 Steps Marketing Leaders Should Take to Empower Employees

Dec 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

In our previous blog, Insights for Manufacturers: 5 Steps for Service Leaders to Empower Employees we discussed the importance of service leaders giving their employees the ability to quickly address issues through readily available information and effortlessly collaborate among other agents.

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How One Cosmetics Manufacturer Tracks Lightweight Drums to Reduce Inventory Waste

Nov 28, 2017 6:11:00 AM

Every manufacturer looks for ways to reduce costs and eliminate waste from processes. For specialty chemical manufacturers, a good way to reduce product waste is to accurately track and use all inventory. Businesses that have embraced a digital transformation have the technology to keep an exact measure of product on-hand so that it can be used efficiently.

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Do Manufacturers Fear the Cost of Upskilling Employees and Empowering their Workforce?

Nov 21, 2017 4:25:00 AM

Managing risk or avoiding risk? Decision-makers at manufacturing industries often talk about the UK’s ongoing “digital skills crisis”. But is this very real and urgent issue simply flagged up by manufacturers as a problem deeply entrenched in British employment culture? Research suggests that one of the roots of the problem may simply lay with manufacturers worry or distrust over the cost of training up staff, and likely to be symptomatic of an underlying malaise – fear of a full scale digital transformation of their business.

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When Manufacturer Mindset Prevents Realigning With The New Digital Order

Nov 14, 2017 4:09:00 AM

Manufacturer senior management may be forgiven for sometimes feeling they are in the eye of the Industry 4.0 storm they see tearing at the fabric of their own IT eco-environment. As a result, the current handy business phrases of sensible fiscal caution, such as “the weakened pound” and “uncertainty over Brexit” may find themselves all too easily shoe-horned into bi-annual budget planning meetings.

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Insights for Manufacturers: 5 Steps for Service Leaders to Empower Employees

Nov 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The previous blog in this serious, Insights for Manufacturers: 4 Steps Sales Leaders Should take to Empower Employees revealed that certain actions from sales leaders are essential for giving employees the ability to effectively work and achieve business goals. 

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