Industrial Automation Giant deploys Smart Performance Reporting for greater visibility and process efficiency

50-60 reports auto-generated monthly for multiple business levels at scale

Business Challenge

When traditional reporting is counterproductive to performance

The client’s finance division monitors and evaluates key metrics periodically to assess performance across the board. These numbers were being captured through performance reports created monthly by individual business units (BU) for their respective products/services. Each BU, supported by the IT team, would manually extract and consolidate data across sources, crunch the required metrics, and transfer the processed information onto a separate document, sent to Finance for review.

The process was decentralized and the lack of consistency led to the collection of noisy data. It took various teams considerable time and manual effort to extract and process high volumes of data, stealing time away from high-priority tasks which required keen focus and attention.

The reporting was done using traditional tools like spreadsheets and text docs which did not provide much efficiency or depth to the data analysis. Due to these limitations, the final output was static, tabular reports, devoid of meaningful insights, and recommendations.

Issues Identified

  • Inefficient use of man-hours dedicated to traditional report generation
  • IT dependency due to manual extraction and integration of voluminous data
  • The significant time lag between report generated and performance evaluated
  • Scope for data inaccuracies and misinterpretation due to human involvement
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Company Overview

A multinational firm with a wide range of product offerings and solutions in diverse industries. This Global 500 brand is #2 in Industrial Automation worldwide. It offers industry-specific integrated automation solutions for process and hybrid industries and works closely with customers to develop safe and smart operations.

Manufacturing & Industrials
Use Case
Enterprise Performance Reporting