Business Intelligence (B.I.) is the set of activities that allows companies to transform data into information, information into knowledge, and knowledge into strategic and operative plans to reach the company’s objectives. B.I. represents the key instrument to evolve towards an increasingly efficient and strategic management of information. The manufacturing 4.0 context has indeed determined the beginning of an evolution process for information systems, aimed at creating database and data-warehouses able to integrate data generated along the whole supply chain as to support strategic management and forecast activities.
Analytics is the suite component that supports all processes that entails Business Intelligence activities, such as: Change Management, Monitoring, Production, Quality Control, Logistic, …
Through Analytics Reporting Framework, the web reporting tool, Analytics generates important reports to support decision making activities for the strategic management of business processes.
With Analytics it is possible to calculate important KPI to monitor the Supply Chain. The KPI can be selected from catalogues, specific for the needs of manufacturing companies and complying with the ISO 22400 standard, or can also be manually configured by users.
Analytics supports users in the definition of dashboard, through the definition of access rules and visualization options. With Analytics it is possible to create new reports simply by navigating, selecting and application of data filters at the conclusion of each process instance.
Executed analysis can be saved to allow for comparative monitoring for processes at different time or at different levels of the decision making chain.
Analytics is developed into two different components: