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As businesses look for a competitive advantage that can help fuel growth, they will continue to pursue operational excellence and better business execution best practices. Here, we bring you the latest insights on these topics along with real-world examples of how businesses like yours use software like ours to more quickly realize their strategic vision.
New Digital Technology, Old Processes: Why Tech Initiatives Often Fall Flat
Does $12,000 seem like a reasonable price for a bicycle? If you’re not a cyclist, it probably sounds ridiculous. But if you are, then you know that’s roughly the price of a top-end ride today. But is it worth it? With bicycles, as with any expensive digital technology purchase for manufacturing operations, such as IoT,…Read More
Cloud-Based Data Analytics: Power Your People & Operations
No matter what systems and processes your business operations uses to gather data and make decisions, it’s worth regularly asking if there is a better approach. If your operations still relies heavily on spreadsheets and has yet to undertake a serious data integration initiative, the answer is definitively “yes.” A recent Aberdeen Group survey called…Read More
Is IoT, Robotics or Machine Learning a Smart Investment? What Your KPIs Can Tell You.
Depending on where your organization is in its technology journey, a trending digital technology investment, such as machine learning (ML), Internet of things (IoT), robotics or even artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, may be in the cards. Either way, now is a perfect time to ask a critical question: How good is your company at definitively…Read More
Digital Transformation or Disaster? (it’s often a fine line)
Since entering the age of self-driving cars, digital assistants, and tightly interconnected devices and machines, we’ve all come to expect a lot of benefits from the cutting-edge solutions and technologies flooding the marketplace. Remember the initial promise of smart phones? They are supposed to increase our productivity and enable us to work more flexibly and…Read More
5 Ways Data Visualization Tools Fall Short in Operations
Given the inherent complexity in manufacturing businesses, getting and keeping performance on track is a perpetual challenge. Of course, the challenges vary significantly, depending on the systems and processes your organization has in place to manage performance. Plenty of manufacturers still rely on manual data gathering processes and spreadsheets for tracking key performance indicators and…Read More
Getting Predictive: What It Takes To Succeed With Analytics and IoT Initiatives in the “Industry 4.0” era
In recent years, the pace of data-driven transformation in operations has been relentless. And although it’s still relatively early in the “Industry 4.0” era, process digitalization using Internet of things (IoT) and analytics technologies to improve operational performance has become top priority for many manufacturers. In fact, according to the Aberdeen Group, best-in-class manufacturers are well ahead…Read More
Breakthrough or bust? What research reveals about machine learning in manufacturing.
The growing momentum for advanced technologies, such as machine learning, deep learning and IIoT in manufacturing is undeniable. At the same time, we all know that just because technologies hold promise for improving processes or productivity, it doesn’t make them a good investment for your business. And figuring out if these types of solutions make…Read More
What You Really Need to Know About Your Business. Get on Track and Stay on Track, Daily.
Winning the year has to start with winning the day. And to do that, you have to know what’s really happening in your business every shift, every hour, every minute. Having instant access to real-time business performance data on key metrics, along with a smart way to visualize that data, lets you know when…Read More