Why should you go for a BI when you have an ERP in hand!!!!!!

20 Mar

When you rewind the IT history a few years back, most industries preferred ERP as a significant tool to generate their organizational data. With the inception of sophisticated BI solutions and implementations the hype on ERP phenomenally reduced as ERP wasn’t generating the required information to run a business. While BI was significantly able to generate data and information alongside which was sufficient enough for companies to minimize the reporting structure, taking right decisions for their business etc., Hence industries started giving enormous importance to the BI solutions leaving less importance to ERP and CRM

Fairly speaking, ERP is the true backbone of any company or business. ERP was designed for efficient data entry and storage to provide much-needed capabilities, such as management of financial, product, human capital, purchasing and other transactional data within one environment. Certainly they are not the best tool for reporting as the information delivered by an ERP is at a very detail level. If you take any organizations and their top-level executives, they wouldn’t like to see business users essaying them the reports, they wanted it to be short and simple and easy to understand. So to ease the reporting structure and to make right and accurate decisions most organizations prefer a BI solution.

BI on the other hand provides robust access to different reports, dashboards and balanced scorecards facilitating business users in streamlining their business operations with accurate decisions. In simplest term just a facilitator for reporting and hence it is the decision-making solution for businesses so that they can cut costs and hence increase profits.

For any normal business, a need for an ERP, CRM or SCM system comes first and then they start thinking about using a BI solution. What if these organizations are given a chance to use BI along with their existing ERP or CRM tool? Is it possible for these Organizations?

The answer is SmartPrise BI. ZSL, Inc with an intention to showcase their BI capabilities to all small and midsized organization emerges with an exclusive, sophisticated and cost-effective BI add-on for CRM and ERP. Now the business users of small and midsized organization have to just integrate this add-on to their existing ERP/CRM system and get the complete benefit of that of a BI tool.

Salient Features:

  • Cost effective implementation
  • Filter, sort and analyze data.
  • Formulate ad hoc, predefined reports and templates.
  • Provide drag and drop capabilities.
  • Produce drillable charts and graphs.
  • Analytical features like ranking, filtering, sorting, group by etc…
  • Dashboards with KPI reports
  • Interval Grouping on date field
  • Distribution reports with XML Publishing
  • Export reports in different formats (PDF, XLS, TXT, HTML etc.)

In case of any further customization required to this add-on, based on the customer requirement, ZSL can provide the customization.

Is your organization looking for a vendor? Have your organization chosen the right tool?

Email me your interests Shaughn Knight, AVP – Business Development and Inside Sales Operations.

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8 Responses to “Why should you go for a BI when you have an ERP in hand!!!!!!”

  1. Jean-guy ague March 21, 2012 at 8:21 #

    quite insightful, I will use it as part of my pitch to customers. j-g

    • ZSL March 21, 2012 at 8:21 #

      For what kind of customers will you be using this script for?

  2. erp March 27, 2012 at 8:21 #

    In ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Microsoft Dynamics NAV (Navision) ERP is one of the most renowned and trusted ERP software worldwide, it gives your organization better visibility to control over what is going on in your business. The ERP enables you and your people to make business decisions with greater confidence.

    • ZSL March 28, 2012 at 8:21 #

      You are absolutely right. This is not the case with respect to many organization. According to a Gartner report, say, more than 75% of the organizations in US suffers in making right decision even though they have an ERP in place. In order to help them ZSL has introduced this BI add-on

  3. devendra tandale March 29, 2012 at 8:21 #

    to extract information from data you have to use some methods, for prediction models you need experts to verify models, now every thing depend on nature of data,
    and for dinamic conditions your methods must updated

    • ZSL March 30, 2012 at 8:21 #

      Devendra, thanks for your comment. However, can you please be specific on your comment

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