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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.

 
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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…

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5 Ways Business Dashboards 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Machine Learning: The Next Failed ERP?

If you pay attention to industry or technology news, then you’re seeing a lot of predictions for how new technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and solutions for the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), will transform the way business is done. Of course, if you’ve been around awhile, then you’ve heard plenty of…

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Now They See It: How to Make Strategic Vision Clear to Everyone

In theory, your organization’s strategic vision should drive everything everyone does every day. But reality is often a different story. It can be easy for people, even leaders, to lose sight of the big picture when they get caught up in the day to day. And, even if people have a grasp of the company’s…

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How To Get On the Right Path To Using Machine Learning and AI

Whether or not you’ve been to a tech-oriented manufacturing conference lately, you’re no doubt hearing some buzz about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, edge computing and the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). There’s no denying that the growing potential of these technologies is exciting. Not relentlessly going-after-your-manufacturing-challenges-like-the-terminator-without-any-human-intervention exciting (at least for now), but…

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