Thrive in a competitive market by combining activity with intelligent insight

Staying ahead in a competitive marketplace isn’t easy.

Margins are increasingly squeezed, important data can be trapped in multiple systems and productivity can be compromised by inefficiencies and complex manual processes.

From processes and tools, to the selection of the right technology to support their manufacturing supply chains, manufacturers are desperately looking for ways to gain insights and maintain a sustainable and competitive edge.  

Many manufacturers are investing in solutions which align innovation with business strategy. They want to be making informed decisions based on the most accessible, accurate and easy to consume information possible.

IBM Cognos software helps organisations access reliable, timely data that helps decision makers make informed and intelligent choices, which provide reliable answers to three fundamental questions:

  • How are we doing? – Staying on-track to meet targets with visibility into any aspect of your business performance.
  • Why? – Putting results and decisions into context by analysing trends and patterns.
  • What should we be doing? – Allocating human and financial resources more effectively using driver-based plans and rolling forecasts.

Once these questions can be confidently answered businesses can embark on an information-led transformation.

With trusted, accurate and timely information to the right decision makers at the right time, organisations can improve service levels, gain visibility into revenue and profitability performance, control costs and improve supply chain management.