To be a food or beverage manufacturer is to face enormous amounts of risk. These are highly regulated industries in which the slightest mistake could actually cost customers their lives, and penalties for failing to comply with the law are jail time. On the less serious end of the spectrum, changes in customer demand are also a risk food and beverage manufacturers must navigate.
“I just spent the last three days building a report for the boss on the accept / reject rates at each inspection point. I got an order list from sales. I found paper reports on the inspections. I put it all together in a spreadsheet with beautiful colors and formatting. It was a lot of work and I am proud of the report.”
“That sounds great. Why the glum look?”
“The boss wants even more details. In addition, this report needs to be ready at the end of every month. I cannot spend that much time. I need a better way to publish this report.”
Don’t fall behind your competition in the race to insight advantage.
Trust Merit Solutions to help you become a data driven organization.
Data volumes are exploding and becoming your most strategic asset. However, data alone is not enough. Without the resources needed to efficiently capture and organize massive amounts of data, store it indefinitely, and analyze it in real-time – that data is useless. At Merit Solutions, we help you gain the insight you need to improve customer engagement, increase revenue, and lower costs.
Data Platform Modernization
Modernize your BI and analytics tools to more intelligently capture, process, analyze, and act on enterprise wide business data.
Data Lake and Big Data Processing
Securely store all your data centrally in a “no limits” data lake, and run on-demand analytics that instantly scales to your needs.
Data Exploration and Mining
Automate the process of gathering large and often unstructured data sets in order to find characteristics for focused analysis.
Solutions to help you analyze data sets in order to summarize what happened – for example, for sales or financial reports.
Solutions that analyze data sets in order to determine why something happened – for example, why sales dropped or costs rose.
Solutions that intelligently build models from historical or current data in order to forecast / predict future outcomes.
Solutions that examine data sets and attempt to answer the question “What should be done to make (something) happen?”
Connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis. Produce beautiful reports and scale with governance.
Organizations that partner with Merit Solutions Data and Advanced Analytics Services typically see benefits in a number of areas, including:
Unmatched security, performance, and scale in big data infrastructure—at one-tenth the cost of traditional tier 1 solutions.
Speed and Agility
Give everyone the data and insights they need – within minutes instead of days or weeks – rapidly speeding the pace of innovation.
Gain access to an almost infinite set of computing resources around the globe that can handle massive amounts of data in a cost-effective way.
Improve your customer experience by providing real-time inventory or service information – and predict customer needs ahead of time.
Predict the Future
Better capture enterprise wide data and utilize automated apps and algorithms to accurately predict, forecast and change future outcomes.
Free Up Cash
Move your IT expenses from CapEx to OpEx, which frees up capital from infrastructure investments so it can be put to revenue generating uses.
Information drives every decision you make. Here are some of the most common signs that your company needs to invest in better data intelligence and analytics:
Lots of Data – No Information
You have a stockpile of business data – but you’re not pulling any intelligence from it.
Report Preparation is Cumbersome
Pulling reports from multiple systems and spreadsheets takes too much time – and there are too many errors.
Don’t Know Your Customers
You cannot predict what your customers want, how they behave, and how to strengthen ties with them.
Competition is Always a Step Ahead
If it seems like you’re always trying to level the playing field – it’s because your competitors have better data.
With limited access to company-wide intelligence, it is hard to make decisions that support corporate goals and directives.
Want to improve productivity in a quick and affordable way? With Power BI, you can create dashboards in seconds that monitor and analyze everything from Active Directory to Zendesk, and it integrates seamlessly with SSAS for when you need enterprise-scale BI solutions.
Security & Compliance
Is your organization truly data-driven? With Power BI you can quickly monitor and engage with your data from all sources, including Excel workbooks, on-premises databases, and cloud services. Find new insights for your production, store performance, claims analysis, and more.
Are you overwhelmed by data from all the different tools you use? Make it simple: with Power BI, you can easily monitor and analyze your marketing campaigns and efficiently allocate your resources to the right channels, all in one place.
Web & Social Analytics
Want to forecast sales better, hit that record sales target, and increase profitability per sale? Power BI brings your company’s sales pipeline under a magnifying glass in seconds with dashboards that include your Microsoft Dynamics CRM or Salesforce.com data.
Need to stay up-to-date on the progress of your initiatives? Power BI has tools to easily collect and monitor all of your important data. Better protect your colleagues and your organization with insightful dashboards to track compliance, headcount, and more.
Technology is transforming our personal lives with apps and services that are simple and intuitive, and deliver helpful assistance to improve our lives.
In contrast the apps and services we use to drive business process are often difficult to use, try and deploy. Some even make you pay extra for capabilities like visualization, workflow automation and predictive insights.
We imagine a better world for business users everywhere. One where there is no artificial divide between CRM, ERP, BI, or Quality – where you have integrated solutions so you can track leads, automate field service, drive sales and improve operations using modern, mobile, enterprise-ready intelligent business apps from the cloud that are as easy to use as the consumer apps that help us all get rides, book rooms, listen to music and take actions to improve our health.
Your Digital Transformation Starts with Merit Solutions
Azure can run all of your business applications while providing global scale, consistency, and seamless integration with third party tools.
Collect data from every source, external and on-premises, and use drag-and-drop visualization tools to quickly analyze and explore your insights.
With intelligent business applications across CRM and ERP, Microsoft Dynamics 365 gives you choice. Start with just what you need to run your business – and delight your customers.
Provide employees, customers, and partners the ability to pick up any device and have instant access to all of the data, tools, interfaces, and controls they want.
Pre-configured, best practices approach to Microsoft Dynamics 365 projects that dramatically speeds deployments, reduces costs, and has a faster time-to-value.
Better manage quality and compliance requirements in Microsoft Dynamics 365 when operating in heavily regulated industries like biotech, pharma, and med device.
Whether you are evaluating new ERP systems, considering embracing mobile and cloud technology, or trying to get more value from your current investments - a discussion with one or more of Merit Solutions' experts can help.