TITLE

Business intelligence makes for immediate production-line boost

AUTHOR(S)
Saran, Cliff
PUB. DATE
April 2005
SOURCE
Computer Weekly;4/19/2005, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a business intelligence software deployed by engine manufacturer Briggs & Stratton Corp. The company installed Enterprise BI Server reporting software from SAS to manage access to and distribution of almost 2,400 reports from operational systems to 1,500 global users in 100 countries. An SAS datawarehouse is used as a central repository for information contained in operational systems running on Novell and Unix. These include reports extracted from SAP R/3 enterprise resource planning systems, PeopleSoft HR, in-house Unix applications and Excel spreadsheets stored on Novell file servers. Grant Felsing, manager of decision support at Briggs & Stratton, said, the company can compare bill of materials against inventory and shift the day that a particular engine is built, should the figures show that components are not available. The ability to extract business value from this level of reporting has resulted in Felsing dedicating half of his team to developing further operational reports.
ACCESSION #
16925235

 

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