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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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Cloud-Based Data Analytics Solutions: Power Your People & Operations

Ken Koenemann | August 24, 2018 | 

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…

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Is IoT, Robotics or Machine Learning a Smart Investment? What Your KPIs Can Tell You.

Ken Koenemann | August 14, 2018 | 

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…

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Case Study: Continuous Improvement Tool Drives Revenue Boost for Global Professional Services Firm

July 24, 2018 | 

Continuous improvement is essential for any company. But even for already disciplined companies, driving performance gains year after year can still be difficult. Find out how a global management consulting firm realized the value of data integration to power their KPI management, strategy deployment and project management initiatives all in one software.  Read this case…

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Digital Transformation or Disaster? (it’s often a fine line)

Ken Koenemann | July 6, 2018 | 

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 Spreadsheets and Data Visualization Tools Fall Short in Operations

Ken Koenemann | May 14, 2018 | 

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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What It Takes To Succeed With Analytics and Industrial IoT Initiatives in the “Industry 4.0” era

Ken Koenemann | April 23, 2018 | 

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 Industrial Internet of things (IIoT) 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…

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Drive Continuous Improvement Initiatives Faster with Dploy Solutions Project Management

March 2, 2018 | 

Facilitate the process of managing your continuous improvement activities using the Dploy Solutions project management software.  Get better connectivity between your strategic objectives and KPIs with the high-level project management capabilities. With Dploy Solutions cloud-based business process management system you will improve process rigor and have better visibility into key projects and understand who’s responsible, critical…

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Breakthrough or bust? What research reveals about machine learning in manufacturing.

Ken Koenemann | February 21, 2018 | 

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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