In the modern era, many organizations are discovering the advantages that a high-quality Business Intelligence System (BI) has to offer. BI technology, in a nutshell, is an assortment of software applications that analyze technical data about your business. Getting that data helps you make better decisions in the future. One field that is really benefiting from business intelligence is sales.
Can a business intelligence system really help your business? In a word, yes. Businesses are continuously improving and innovating operations to impact their bottom line. However, an outdated (or missing) business intelligence system is something that can halt any growth and improvement that your business might be working toward.
With technology advancing like it is, more and more companies are finding the benefits and advantages of incorporating a business intelligence system in their program. For those not familiar, business intelligence consists of software and other tools that take complex business data and condense it into high-level reports. What can these reports be used for? A number of things. From increasing employee productivity to eliminating waste in the business place, business intelligence goes a lot further than just delivering reports.
The data sitting static in systems across your enterprise is waiting to tell you the complete story about where you are and where you’re headed. Until now, you’ve talked about the need for a BI solution, but the cost and complexity of implementation had outweighed the perceived value. Now, it’s difficult to keep up with the data and strategic decisions that will impact your organizations ability to thrive and retain market share.
With the CSS business intelligence solution, you can eliminate administrative bottlenecks with self-service business intelligence. Sophisticated yet simple, the CSS BI Solution is flexible, scalable, and application agnostic enabling you to connect to multiple data sources across your enterprise and centrally manage all of your report distribution.
For individuals who need immediate access to information, the CSS BI Solution offers an easy to use portal that allows users to log in, create and run reports themselves from their laptop, tablet or phone. Depending on your organizational needs, our solution can be used as our complete BI infrastructure or as a complement to your existing investments in hardware, software, email and other applications. We're experts in helping organizations automate BI processes so that meaningful information can be delivered at the precise moment it's needed. Rather than spending days worth of time and resources exporting BI reports, updating BI databases and executing manual BI processes, let CSS handle the BI grunt work.
During implementation, which typically is complete in 60 days or less, we work with you to easily configure the system to mirror the workflows in your environment. Once operational, the solution can talk to any database or system. In fact, you can have thousands of reports talking to thousands of data-bases. The CSS BI Solution works behind the scenes to ensure your data is accurate, secure and delivered on time with the same look and feel regardless of native application.
Most companies are focused on reducing costs through automation or scaling capabilities without proportional expenditures (or both). Regardless of your particular needs, be clear about the goals for your investment and how you will measure and demonstrate progress. Listed below are some useful starting points for your analysis.
A sophisticated, highly specialized national printing service with a large distribution operation needed three individuals (one each in manufacturing, sales and IT) for order management, inventory and shipping processes. Roughly 30% of each individual’s time was required to support those processes, which included:
- Receiving orders
- Printing shipping documents
- Generating customer notifications
- Updating the inventory database
- Updating the sales database