Are You Wielding Business Intelligence Effectively?

According to Gartner, one of the most basic reasons why businesses purchase an ERP system is that they are looking for improved efficiency on business processes. Of course, you don’t need to be a renowned research firm to come to that conclusion, but it raises the question, how can an ERP allow a business to achieve said gains in efficiency? In such a crowded cloud-based ERP landscape, we believe that this optimization comes down to a robust business intelligence engine.

The need for rapidly available reporting to fuel data-driven decisions at all levels of a business has never been more crucial. The challenge is that different users have varying needs for data, and thus the same set of data is often contextualized in several ways. In such instances, there is usually no clear view of the organization at any given moment. This lack of uniformity is amplified when decision makers pull this information into static excel spreadsheets to adjust data as needed. Now I’m all for using data to make the most informed decisions possible, but when these changes only live in excel files, an organization’s data becomes inconsistent and incomplete. What makes matters worse, is these manipulated reports are often shared through paper reports, emails, and word of mouth, continuing to fragment organizational views, and data consistency.

The problem isn’t in the availability of data, but rather in the use of it. Business Intelligence usually doesn’t flow from spreadsheets. That’s why Kloudville offers customized, individual dashboards for each component of your business within our ERP system. By breaking down your data into digestible chunks, and giving you the tools necessary to analyze it, we’re working together to ensure that the little problems you face today don’t keep returning as the big problems down the road by means of consolidating all of your data views in one place.