There was a time when a robust business intelligence tool might be been considered a ‘nice to have’ for when you ‘have time to just analyze reports’, but today that has changed.
Now that business intelligence tools like IBM Cognos can be quickly and easily integrated with existing systems, and can enable business users to create their own reports on the fly without needing IT support, business intelligence has become an opportunity to find ways to “do more with less.” They have become integral to acquiring and delivering products to your customers with lower costs and better service.
Using IBM Cognos your supply chain managers can identify suppliers who may not able to fulfill forecast demand so they can develop mitigation strategies or develop additional supplier relationships and avoid an out of stock or lost customer.
Using IBM Cognos your supply chain managers will be able to run reports on ’what if’ scenarios to determine the impact of using, for example, alternate shippers, shipping lanes or delivery timeframes, so you can fine tune every aspect of your supply chain operations.
In most supply chains, the full cycle time (when material or information enters the supply chain until it is delivered to the customer) is primarily ‘waste’, or not value adding. IBM Cognos enables you to identify and eliminate waste, such as:
Using scorecarding dashboards in IBM Cognos you can benchmark all your facilities, suppliers, vendors, and partners to determine how they are performing today compared with how they performed last quarter, and easily track outcomes against your business goals.
With IBM Cognos Insight your business users can create custom dynamic dashboards and visualizations on their desktop, no coding required. Let your analysts and line-of-business managers analyze, visualize and share data quickly and easily to help solve individual and business group challenges.
At Bridge Solutions we understand the critical role that business intelligence can play in making you more competitive. We will work closely with your business users to ensure that your BI solution contains the high quality data necessary to help you meet your business goals.
We also help you maximize your return on investment by:
We look forward to being your IBM Cognos business intelligence partner.
Enables you to create their own reports on the fly without requiring IT support.
Provides you with the ability to view information from multiple perspectives, and a broad range of alternative scenarios to build “what-if” projections.
Tracks performance based on key performance indicators (KPIs) so that corporate strategy can be directly linked to operational tactics.
Allows you to create elegant looking dashboards and distribute them for collaboration
Mobile applications (for Apple, BlackBerry and Android) enable interaction with reports, analysis and dashboards on smart phones, tablets and notebook computers.
Ability to run reports and interact with data while offline.
Statistical data can be generated and used in reports to support business decisions.
Enables drilling down to see the root cause of an issue immediately, and real-time alerts enable exception management.
Allows users to share, comment on, and work collectively while using reports to solve business problems.
Enables you to create, compare and assess budgets, plans, business scenarios, conditions, drivers, rates and assumptions and then evaluate what-if scenarios critical to forecasting future performance.