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Welcome to our new Business Intelligence (BI) Resources Area, we hope you will find the case studies, reports and videos here useful and please get in contact with me if there is anything you would like to see or if you have any comments or suggestions.

Data is the lifeblood of any business and manufacturers are no exception. In fact it is a widely held belief that manufacturing organisations are actually some way behind other sectors in producing accurate data, analysing that data and using it to drive business excellence. We would like to understand more about how data is used and made available within manufacturing businesses and we need your help.

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We fully appreciate that your time is valuable and to thank you for spending just a few minutes completing our research we will not only send you a full copy of the research findings and report including our analysis of what it means for your business but also a real leather A5 Filofax with our compliments (this is a genuine superior quality Filofax product retailing at £95).

I hope you find these resources useful.

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Tim Brown


Each video is under 2 minutes and provides an insight into key issues and how they might be overcome.

Bowers and Wilkins discuss business intelligence

Paul Fryer, of high-end loud speaker manufacturer Bowers & Wilkins, talks to Tim Brown about SAP Business Objects. The full video can be viewed below or you can see individual responses to questions by clicking the links underneath.


How well do firms use their information?

The data that companies collect used to be considered intellectual property, to be protected and shared only with a select few. Today, there is an abundance of data-some would say an overabundance-with a wide array of tools to analyse it. Executives are beginning to realise that, if the deluge of information is to be exploited to the full, information should be widely shared, not hoarded. Only then can firms gain the insights that will put them ahead of their rivals.

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Real-time analytics

See real-time mobile analytics in action and never be out of reach again. Follow the purchase of a bike, and learn how mobile analytics can help improve productivity across your business. Change your business for the better with intelligence on the go — track and monitor critical activity and respond quickly to emerging opportunities before it’s too late.

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Intelligent action

Business intelligence is increasingly being used right across the manufacturing enterprise – and thanks to user-friendly advances such as dashboards, these days even smaller manufacturers can benefit, says Malcolm Wheatley.

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BI-partisan technology

Companies today need to be able to collect information on a number of indicators to gauge their performance against their own and external targets. These KPIs can vary from number of units produced in a selected time period, to number of orders received through certain channels, to the availability of skilled personnel and particular plant.

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Mauser Group Drives Strategic Vision With QAD Business Intelligence

Leading Producer of Industrial Packaging is Deploying QAD Enterprise Applications Business Intelligence.

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SAP Business ByDesign

Christopher Jesman, managing director of Panorama Antennas, explains how SAP Business ByDesign is benefiting a small company with global distribution by providing greater visibility.

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