Making a business case for BI in manufacturing

Manufacturers making a case for business intelligence (BI) face unique challenges. Learn how to calculate the ROI of BI deployment and find expert advice on selecting and implementing BI software.

Manufacturers building a case for a business intelligence (BI) deployment face unique challenges, because the argument for deploying BI doesn't always translate well to a environment linking shop floor data with spreadsheets and data historians. In this podcast, manufacturing industry expert William McKnight explains:


  • What role a manufacturer's ERP system plays in building a business case for BI
  • How manufacturers can calculate the ROI of a BI implementation and when to expect to see results
  • What role IT plays in BI software evaluation
  • The benefits of SaaS BI software
  • The importance of having a master data management (MDM) plan during BI implementation


  Making a business case for BI in manufacturing  

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Learn how to make a case for business intelligence in manufacturing.

About the speaker: William McKnight is president of McKnight Consulting Group. In the past he has functioned as Strategist, Lead Enterprise Information Architect, and Program Manager for complex, high-volume full life-cycle implementations worldwide utilizing the disciplines of data warehousing, master data management, business intelligence, data quality and operational business intelligence. Many of his clients have gone public with their success story. His team's implementations from both IT and consultant positions have won Best Practices awards.


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