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Use Automation and Analysis to De-Fog Your Supply Chain

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As inflation and possible economic stagnation continue to be at the forefront of business leaders’ minds, implementing a digital transformation strategy is a growing way to combat those concerns. A recent KPMG report shows that 60% of leaders are gearing up to invest in cutting-edge digital technology to fortify their supply chain processes, elevate data synthesis, and amplify analysis capabilities. The objective is clear: eradicate manual processes and static reports, gain oversight of supply chain data and generate insights that drive more business value.

Inconsistent Data Drags Your Decision-Making Down

With cloud migration and digital transformation fueling the drive for optimized supply chains, any lingering data management struggles become glaring bottlenecks. Many operational reporting teams remain buried under static PDF reports or rigid native ERP functionalities. This outdated approach not only hinders decision-making, but also demands excessive time and expert IT intervention. The absence of automation tools and robust analytics leaves organizations flying blind, unable to leverage their valuable ERP data and adapt swiftly to shifting supply chain landscapes.

Dealing with multiple siloed operational data sources is killing your operational team’s productivity. Cleaning up and unifying master data, especially within SAP environments, empowers departments to break free from data management drudgery and unlock actionable insights.

But don’t take our word for it, here are some shocking stats from our recent operational reporting research report:

  • 71% of IT teams spend an entire day every (+7hrs) week on operational reports.
  • 81% of IT decision-makers use ERP-native reporting functionality and 62% have encountered difficulties with it.
  • 98% of teams distribute reports via a static PDF, and 95% of organizations generate either all or mostly static reports.
  • 80% of data scientists say they spend 60-80% of their time on data integration instead of actual analysis.

When your data management challenges limit data analysis, you will struggle to provide the insights your leaders need to move with the market and keep pace with competition. Disconnected data sources and manual processes breed distrust, siloed feedback loops, and outdated information for decision making. The outcome for your organization will be:

  • Reactive, uninformed decision-making: Absence of real-time operational data hinders proactive and strategic choices.
  • Fragmented visibility: Reporting teams lack a holistic view of cross-process analytics, limiting understanding of supply chain dynamics across the entire business.
  • Manual drudgery: Teams are bogged down with error-prone manual tasks, sapping time and energy away from strategic analysis.

Automated Supply Chain Data Can Transform Your Business

Imagine your supply chain running like a smooth machine – inventory levels perfect, deliveries on time, and your team free to focus on strategic improvements. This isn’t a dream, it’s the power of clear, unified supply chain data. Ditch the siloed reports and fragmented information and embrace automation and analytics that give you control.

Here’s how clear data can transform your supply chain:

  • Inventory Optimization: No more overstocking or stockouts. See real-time demand trends, optimize inventory levels, and save money. Think of always having the right parts on hand to build products without delays.
  • Faster Deliveries, Happy Customers: Track shipments in real-time, address issues proactively, and keep customers informed. Exceed expectations with prompt deliveries and build trust with every interaction.
  • Streamlined Operations: Automate tedious tasks like data collection and reporting. Free your team to focus on strategic analysis and process improvement. Imagine eliminating manual paperwork and empowering your team to tackle bigger challenges.
  • Accurate Forecasting: Predict future demand with confidence. Make data-driven purchasing decisions and proactively manage risks. Anticipate market shifts before they hit and ensure you have the right resources ready.
  • Boost Profitability: Eliminate inefficiencies and optimize resource allocation based on real-time data. See your bottom-line flourish as every aspect of your supply chain contributes to financial success.

Angles Enterprise for SAP by insightsoftware allows your teams to embrace a future-proof approach to operational reporting, where digital transformation becomes the key to overcoming economic challenges and propelling your operations team towards real business value.

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Find Data Clarity With Angles Enterprise for SAP and Process Runner

Equipped with either Angles Enterprise for SAP or Process Runner, your reporting teams can tame the complexity of SAP supply chain and use it to generate more business value. Angles for SAP and Process Runner apply context-aware, process-rich business data model to SAP’s complex data structure and simplify into normal business terms and language users understand, empowering business users to get answers quickly. Angles’ cross-process reporting breaks through the silos and combines data from multiple functions to provide insights across your business.

Angles for SAP and Proces Runner don’t just provide data, they deliver complete supply chain analysis transformation:

  • Predicting demand with laser-sharp accuracy. Angles analyzes historical data and identifies emerging trends, enabling you to anticipate customer needs and optimize inventory levels. Say goodbye to costly stockouts and overstocking, and hello to increased efficiency and profitability.
  • Identifying bottlenecks before they slow you down. Angles provides real-time visibility into every stage of your supply chain, from procurement to delivery. Potential disruptions become proactive opportunities for improvement, allowing you to react swiftly and maintain seamless operations.
  • Collaborating across departments with ease. Angles translates complex SAP data into a common language, fostering a culture of shared understanding and data-driven decision-making. Imagine procurement working hand-in-hand with sales, and manufacturing seamlessly aligning with logistics – a truly connected supply chain humming with efficiency.
  • Making strategic decisions backed by hard data. Angles empowers you to move beyond guesswork and intuition. Gain actionable insights into supplier performance, pricing trends, and market shifts, enabling you to make confident choices that drive sustainable growth.
  • Unleashing the potential of your team. Free your operations team from tedious data manipulation and manual reporting. Angles automates these tasks, allowing your team to focus on what they do best – strategic analysis and creative problem-solving.

Check out our white paper, ‘Modernizing Operational Reporting & Strategic Analytics’, to learn more about how Angles for SAP can support your operational reporting team.

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