Business intelligence report design is an important part of the ERP selection and evaluation process. Effective BI reports help keep everyone in the company focused on performance. Through the process of Key Performance Indicators definition (KPI), BI strategy, BI requirements, business intelligence reports, and analyses required for the business will become self-evident.
Components of Business Intelligence Report Design
- Identify user roles
- Identify dashboards for user roles
- Identify reports “drillable” from dashboards
- Design and build initial dashboards
- Design and build initial reports and analysis views and cubes
- Design and build user role security –reports dynamically limited to user’s area of responsibility
When carefully designed and executed, BI reports make mission-critical metrics available to the entire enterprise – in real-time – so companies have a better chance to take action about decisions as they happen, for a more competitive business process.
It is important that BI reports are role-based, and also deliver the security that users only see the charts and graphs that are relevant to their specific areas.
Ultra BI services include the design of initial business intelligence reports and analysis views and cubes.
An intelligent approach to business intelligence report design
We’ve worked with scores of manufacturing companies that seek to gain a competitive advantage through the intelligent use of business intelligence.
At the outset of each engagement, Ultra’s team of independent ERP consultants takes a close look at a company’s needs in terms of collection, presentation, and analysis of critical, real-time enterprise-wide data such as production metrics, quality, machine down time, supply chain and more.
It’s not just about collecting detailed transactional data. It’s gaining intelligent and actionable visibility into real-time factory and plant-floor performance data by function and business area.
This process can be overwhelming. We often hear from manufacturers that older ERP systems lack easy access to information. Legacy systems don’t provide a clear and simple path to unlocking the information, knowledge, and value in the company’s “big data” store of business transactions. An intelligent approach to business intelligence report design is critical.