Business Intelligence (BI) remains a priority for many manufacturers. Info-Tech recently surveyed almost 40 manufacturers about their BI initiatives. The study explored three key issues:
- Top drivers for BI projects included better insight into operations and improved decision making.
- Realized benefits included information access and improved decision making.
- Key challenges are data quality and access to IT resources.
Insight and Executive Support Drive BI Interest
Manufacturers pursue BI to improve executive decision making and to gain insight into operations. Other goals include reductions in process time and gaining competitive advantage.