COVID & XAPPS Blog Series
This is the fourth blog in our series exploring the benefits each of the e-Emphasys solutions in a post-COVID world. In this blog, we take an in-depth look into how the e-Emphasys’ Business Intelligence application facilitates faster, more informed decision making.
The global pandemic has brought on extra chaos with uncertain business activities and atypical sales cycles. Navigating the current environment requires keen insights into the many dimensions of your business and demands proactive management. Imperative to this is the importance of having all your locations, managers, and employees on the same page and working towards the same goals. e-Emphasys has the solution you need to achieve this and more!
The e-Emphasys Business Intelligence (BI) application is critical in enabling data-driven decision making, and can be leveraged by employees at every level of your business. As the BI application is seamlessly integrated with the whole ERP system, data flows through all modules, giving you a unified, real-time look at your business.
Our Business Intelligence application is easy to use and easy to rollout to the entire company, ensuring real-time visibility into critical company wide and departmental KPI’s. “In Alta [Equipment Company], we’re a huge proponent of business intelligence and we push that through all levels of our company. It’s not just restricted to executive management. Everyone has a purpose within our organization, and everyone needs to know how they’re contributing to the big picture,” said Jeremy Cionca, VP of Information Services at Alta Equipment Company.
What Gets Measured, Gets Improved
Embracing the “what gets measured tends to improve” philosophy, relevant, industry specific KPIs come pre-programmed into the BI application. AED CODB reports, ARA Rental Metrics and other industry trends help you to measure how you stack up against your competitors. Limiting the need for customizations means you can get right to work thus saving time and money.
Whether you are looking to review past performance or predict your upcoming milestones, BI is configured to answer your data-driven questions quickly by eliminating information overload thereby making relevant information clear and visible.
The graphical display allows you to have one seamless view of all critical business information. With multi-dimensional viewing you can dynamically sort by brand, OEMs, model, line of business, customers, and more. Fully customizable dashboards based on roles and KPIs help to identify profitable activities that help to improve your bottom line.
“At Cowin Equipment Company, the e-Emphasys BI and its capabilities and what we’re able to with it, has returned more money to us than the entire ERP implementation multiple times over. It’s worth it.“
– DeWayne Searcy, Cowin Equipment Company
With desktop and mobile compatibility, you get real-time data anytime, anywhere. John Kimball, CEO of Kimball Equipment Company explains, “I use the BI dashboard from e-Emphasys every day and it’s a refreshing change from eh past where I would generally as, once or twice a month, how things were going. Now, one of the first things I do when I wake up in the morning, is look at my phone and see what we billed the previous day.”
This access to data and tracking of overall business health provided by e-Emphasys Busines Intelligence, is more important today, than ever before. BI helps you identify areas of potential opportunity, and potential threats brought about by the pandemic or other reasons. By identifying these areas of improvement, you are able to pinpoint tangible activities to make improvements in 2021 and beyond.