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July 9, 2014

Decrease Manufacturing Costs with Business Intelligence

by Colin Quinn

Kinetek Manufacturing Performance Analytics (KMPA) extends Kineteks' enterprise management platform to provide actionable, role-based insight to help manufacturing and other organization members see cost-saving opportunities early and often.
A key component to controlling costs in production is evaluating costs before ever reaching production. And yet, lacking the insight needed throughout an organization...

June 11, 2014

The Need for Dashboards in Business Intelligence

by Colin Quinn

Performance and control are two of the most crucial aspects of company management. Today's business world forces managers to pay attention to every detail. Problems begin with collecting and analyzing data, the raw data can often be difficult for any management professional to understand.. - especially if everything else is on that one persons shoulders.

What to do then? Is it even possible to manage the...

May 22, 2014

Transform your Budgeting and Financial Planning Process

by Colin Quinn

For most organizations, the annual budget process is a painful, distracting, on-going exercise in futility that consumes a tremendous amount of resources and time, then quickly becomes so outdated that it is often deemed irrelevant for management purposes. The traditional budgeting process generates numerous issues and challenges that impair organization’s planning, forecasting, and performance management...

April 30, 2014

Why Excel is not the Answer to your Problems! (BI)

by Colin Quinn

Everyone loves Microsoft Excel, myself included. Today, Excel has over 300 million users and is continuing to grow, it’s has evolved into the common language of business. It’s versatile, powerful, inexpensive, and easy to use. It makes perfect sense why it’s a popular choice with mid-market organizations for business intelligence right? WRONG. As a BI tool, Excel is sorely lacking. Here’s a list of...

April 4, 2014

Advantage(s) of a Cloud ERP Solution for Manufacturing

by Colin Quinn

The cloud is the "next wave" of computing, it is hard to ignore even for manufacturing companies, who are continually wondering if a cloud solution is right for them. What benefits will the cloud provide to your manufacturing business? Here is how a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) can handle your manufacturing concerns..



What is an Enterprise Resource Planning solution?

Enterprise resource...

March 24, 2014

Get a Bigger Bang out of Your Business Intelligence

by Colin Quinn

Position your organization for the future. Win big and remain competitive with new and enhanced Business Analytics solutions. Our solutions powered by IBM are easier, faster and smarter and provides you with what you need to outperform the competition.

IBM analytics innovations, combined with Kinetek's experience and expertise, are designed to:


Provide capabilities that are more accessible, more easily...

March 5, 2014

Benefits of Mobile Business Intelligence (BI)

by Colin Quinn

Mobile Business Intelligence is a growing trend, expected to continually increase into 2014. The number of personnel with access to Mobile BI has steadily increased and has changed the way we use information, and make decisions. BI and analytics have become less of an IT based report and more of an information decision tool for end users.

So, we know that interest and adoption of Mobile BI is growing...

February 17, 2014

Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth (BI)

by Colin Quinn

If your business is concerned about having the required skills and resources for installing and managing your business analytics infrastructure, consider a cloud solution from IBM. Not only can you have your business analytics deployments up and running in minutes, but you can also reduce the costs and risks of development and deployment. And because you have several hosting options to choose from, you can get what...

January 28, 2014

What's New in IBM Cognos 10.2

by Colin Quinn

Integrated Scorecards 
Mobile TM1 
Dashboard Capabilities 

Integrated Scorecards 

In the latest version of TM1 10.2 a new cube type been introduced into the mix… Scorecarding Cubes. This new features allows end users to display business’ strategies and relationship of key performance indicators (KPIs).

The scorecard enables broader range of users in the business to gain better insight of...

January 23, 2014

7 Steps to Unleash your BI System's True Potential

by Colin Quinn

With social data generating petabytes per day, and instrumented devices becoming the norm, data volume growth is accelerating at an unprecedented pace. Big Data is a growing business trend, with data from unconventional sources having the potential to be business disruptors. The key to successful Business Intelligence adoption is getting your people to use it. Heres 7 key steps to get you started..

Step 1: Focus...

January 13, 2014

Predictive Analytics: "The Challenges and Solutions"

by Colin Quinn

Predictive analytics helps organizations use data in their daily decision-making to substantially improve outcomes.

Yet there are challenges facing current decision makers:


Lack of Insight - into the true cost or value of their unstructured data
Insufficient Access - lack of a data driven approach to problem solving
Inability to Predict - to uncover data patterns and trends

How you can overcome these...

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