KYDEX Uses Birst BI Solution to Gain Faster, Easier Access to Key Information and Data Analysis
Overview: KYDEX Thermoplastics, part of the Sekisui SPI product portfolio, is a worldwide leader in specialty thermoplastic sheet manufacturing, with the unique ability to produce custom products in an extensive array of color and texture combinations for applications requiring high performance and regulatory compliance. Prior to Birst, KYDEX relied on a text-based ERP system for its sales operations reports.
Problem: To create daily sales reports, KYDEX had to export information from its ERP system, manually perform additional calculations, and then distribute the reports via email – a very time-consuming process. When the company decided to change ERP systems, it seemed an opportune time to implement a BI solution for data analysis as well.
Key Selection Criteria: KYDEX needed a BI solution that could provide basic reporting, as well as advanced analysis to help with forecasting and planning. They also needed it to be easily accessible by business users in real-time, through online dashboards. Importantly, KYDEX also required that its new BI solution be affordable and easy to deploy.
Birst Results: After comparing several on-demand solutions, KYDEX selected Birst’s BI platform due to its SaaS technology, as well as its wide breadth of functionality and extensive self-service analytics capabilities. These capabilities include a highly intuitive, Web-based user interface and ad-hoc reporting and analysis, accessible via dashboards.
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