Finding software can be overwhelming. Software Advice has helped hundreds of organizations choose the right manufacturing BI software to meet the data analysis and reporting needs of their business.

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Dundas BI

Dundas BI, from Dundas Data Visualization, is a browser-based business intelligence and data visualization platform that includes integrated dashboards, reporting tools, and data analytics. It provides end users the ability to create... Read more

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Sisense

Sisense is an agile business intelligence (BI) solution that provides advanced tools to manage and support business data with analytics, visuals and reporting. The solution allows businesses to analyze big and disparate datasets and... Read more

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ClicData

ClicData is a business intelligence (BI) dashboard solution designed for use primarily by small and midsized businesses. The tool enables end users to create reports and dashboards. A drag-and-drop interface designed for ease of use... Read more

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Domo

Domo is a cloud-based business management suite that integrates with multiple data sources, including spreadsheets, databases, social media and any existing cloud-based or on-premise software solution. It is suitable for company sizes... Read more

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Corporater

Corporater is a cloud-based OSHA- and ISO-compliant business intelligence (BI) solution that provides midsize and large organizations across various industries with applications to plan for and execute their business outcomes. Features... Read more

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Style Intelligence

InetSoft Style Intelligence is a business intelligence software platform that allows users to create dashboards, visual analyses and reports via a data mashup engine—a tool that integrates data in real time from multiple sources.... Read more

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IBM Cognos Analytics

Cognos Analytics is an upgrade to Cognos Business Intelligence (Cognos BI). By adding cognitive guidance, a web-based interface and new data visualization features, Cognos Analytics provides self-service analytics to large and midsize... Read more

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Birst

Birst, an Infor Company, is a web-based networked BI and analytics solution that connects insights from various teams and helps in making informed decisions. The tool enables decentralized users to augment the enterprise data model... Read more

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Looker

Looker is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) platform designed to explore and analyze data. The solution helps businesses to capture and analyze data from multiple sources and make data-driven decisions. Looker provides business... Read more

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BOARD

Created to combine business intelligence, corporate performance management, and business analytics, BOARD is a full-featured business intelligence system that serves midsize and enterprise-level companies in a variety of different... Read more

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Yellowfin

Yellowfin, a business intelligence platform, is a single integrated solution developed for companies across varying industries and scaling sizes. This system is customizable to suit businesses in accounting, advertising, agriculture,... Read more

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SAP Business Objects

SAP BusinessObjects is a business intelligence solution designed for companies of all sizes. It offers ETL (extract, transform, load), predictive dashboard, Crystal reports, OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) and ad-hoc reporting... Read more

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Intellicus

Intellicus is a Business Intelligence and Analytics platform. It offers an end-to-end BI solution, covering the complete spectrum of business intelligence – from Data Extraction and Data Processing to Delivery of Insights. Key features... Read more

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TrenData

TrenData People Analytics is a cloud-based business intelligence (BI) solution designed for midsize businesses across various industries. The solution offers various HR analytics and workforce management features such as compensation... Read more

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Stratum

Stratum by Silvon is a robust business intelligence solution that was designed to meet the unique needs of business professionals working for manufacturing and distribution companies. Stratum offers a full suite of integrated analytic... Read more

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TARGIT Decision Suite

TARGIT Decision Suite is a business intelligence and analytics solution that offers visual data discovery tools, self-service business analytics, reporting and dashboards in a single, integrated solution. TARGIT combines the control... Read more

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AnswerRocket

AnswerRocket is a search engine-based analytics and data visualization solution used by companies to receive complex analysis results in charts and graphs. The solution has a speech-to-text feature in which users can speak a query... Read more

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Centerprise Data Integrator

Centerprise Data Integrator is an on-premise data integration solution that includes integration, transformation, quality and profiling. It enables users to choose from multiple integration scenarios and control individual users' view... Read more

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icCube Data Analysis & Reporting

icCube Data Analysis & Reporting is a cloud-based business intelligence platform that offers real-time data analysis and visualizations through configurable dashboards, charts and widgets. The solution is accessible on tablets, smartphones... Read more

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Halo

Halo is an end-to-end supply chain management and business intelligence platform that helps in business planning and forecasting inventory for supply chain management. The system uses data from all sources - big, small, and in-between... Read more

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Buyers guide


Last Updated: July 12, 2019

Manufacturers are always trying to optimize data to improve productivity. Optimized data allows them to accurately measure their performance and understand where their companies stand in terms of profit. To that end, business intelligence (BI) software designed especially for manufacturers can be extremely helpful.

Apart from helping improve productivity, manufacturing BI software allows manufacturers to enhance sales, revenue, and return on investments (ROI) by using insights through data analysis.

However, selecting one manufacturing BI software product from among the hundreds on the market can be overwhelming. That's why we've created this Buyer's Guide to detail everything you need to know before making the final purchase decision.

Here's what we'll cover:

What is manufacturing BI Software?
Common features of manufacturing BI software
What type of buyer are you?
Benefits of manufacturing BI software
Key considerations

What is manufacturing BI software?

Manufacturing BI software collects data such as total units manufactured, total units sold, total shipments, and buyer demographics from a manufacturer's existing systems as well as from across the supply chain. The software then analyzes data and provides actionable insights.

Manufacturing BI software allows manufacturers to make informed business decisions related to future sales strategies, materials management, and buyer targeting.

Sales analysis in Sisense BI

Analyze total sales, units sold, buyer demographics in Sisense BI software

Common features of manufacturing BI software

Different vendors offer different features in their manufacturing BI software. Selecting the best manufacturing BI software for your setup is easier when you know what the common features are and what they do.

Data mining

Scan through large volumes of data to identify previously unknown or new patterns. This is the fundamental step of business intelligence that other processes, such as predictive analytics, rely on.

Predictive analytics

Forecast demand, predict customer behavior, and prepare strategies using statistical tools.

Online analytical processing (OLAP)

Perform multidimensional analysis of large volumes of data.

Dashboards

Highlight a manufacturing business's key performance indicators (KPIs) and focus on critical metrics.

Data visualization

Create graphical representations of business data using simple user interfaces.

Trend indicators

Identify patterns in production, sales, or distribution channels and decide on business strategy.

Scorecards

Attach or assign a numerical weight to each KPI and then map its progress. For instance, a scorecard might assign an "A+" grade to 40 percent annual revenue growth if the goal was set at 20 percent.

To further understand these features and learn about manufacturing BI software vendors, call our advisors at 855-998-8505 for free, no-obligation help. They'll help you narrow down your options by listening to your requirements and recommending the best-suited solutions for your business.

What type of buyer are you?

Before you start evaluating manufacturing BI software options, you'll want to know what buyer category you belong to. We believe most buyers will fall into one of the below categories:

  • Small manufacturers: These businesses are typically transitioning from pen and paper to a more automated system and only need basic BI functions such as data mining and predictive analytics.
  • Multilocation