Increase value using existing data

Your company holds a lot of data that would create even more value if you could access and utilize it.

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All companies have IT systems containing useful data. This is typically in ERP systems, MES, databases, or data warehouses. Many of these systems are process driven, and not focusing on visualization and transparency. This means that the team members don’t have access to the day-to-day performance metrics unless you manually extract data and create reports and chart in tools like Excel.
  • Manually updating reports like this is not only tedious and boring, but it’s also unnecessary and considered waste.
  • Access to ERP systems is often limited to some users. When that person is unavailable, the boards will not be updated.
  • You have access but use it so rarely that you spend too much time to create the export.
  • You spend a lot of time cleaning the data and updating the charts. You have to consolidate and update multiple Excel sheets for different purposes.
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Access the data

Data collection is something all companies do. And data collection has one main purpose; to make decisions.
The more people that can utilize and access relevant information, the more value it creates. This is a strong argument to get access to the data.

Visualize the data

Visualization is a key element to utilizing the information you have access to. Accessing the data typically means you can extract data and export it to Excel or other standard file types. But this often proves ineffective when it comes to daily management.
A system integration towards a data visualization application, dashboard etc. is absolutely the best option here. Let the data flow and concentrate more on the analyses.

Make actions based on information

Some dashboards only present your KPIs and data from external systems. What you want to do, is to react on the data. When the performance is below target, you want to create a task, report a deviation or initiate an improvement activity.
This is where integrated visual management tools become a shining star. With an integrated dashboard, and daily management system with action trackers, you close the loop from the KPIs to actions and improved results.

Should I get ALL the data, just to be on the safe side?


You need to identify only relevant information and the true KPIs. Otherwise, you will end up overloaded with irrelevant information and not knowing what to do.

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