17
May

3 Benefits of Going Mobile with Dynamics 365

Not that long ago, computers were massive machines which required experts, entire rooms and buildings to operate. These days, almost everyone has one in their own pocket. The emergence of smartphones, tablets and similar devices has changed the game. These are not mere toys, but rather powerful and multifunctional tools capable of providing you with real-time information in the blink of an eye.

Organizations which prioritize efficiency and practicality in order to increase the quality of their products and services are now turning to mobility projects to realize the full potential of today’s markets. This blog focuses on the advantages of ERP mobility, using the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 as an example.

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3
May

Why Does Built-in Business Intelligence Matter?

The old saying “knowledge is power” has never been more true than in today’s business world. There is so much information out there, and so much knowledge you can derive from that data. But, what’s the best way to do it?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 provides built-in business intelligence capabilities that give you greater insights into your information. With those insights, you can make better decisions and increase your revenue.

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21
Mar

What Is Microsoft Power BI?

You’ve heard the old saying, “Knowledge is power.” In today’s world, data is power. And there’s no shortage of data, from every conceivable source – social media, mobile devices, other networked devices… The question becomes, how do you turn data into actionable insight?

Enter Microsoft Power BI. Power BI is a suite of analytics tools that deliver insights throughout your organization. Read on to learn how it works and what benefits it can bring your company.

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21
Feb

How Can Microsoft Help You with Your Digital Transformation?

There are many people in the enterprise who scoff at the term “digital transformation.” However, they ignore the fact that digital transformation is already taking place. They’ll be left behind if they don’t embrace technological changes that enable them to be more efficient and productive.

Microsoft offers a number of services that will help you undergo a digital transformation so that you can remain competitive in the marketplace – read on to learn which offerings might be right for you.

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22
Sep

Data and Advanced Analytics

Innovate With Real-Time Intelligence

Don’t fall behind your competition in the race to insight advantage.
Trust Merit Solutions to help you become a data driven organization.

Data and Advanced Analytics

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.

Descriptive Analytics

Solutions to help you analyze data sets in order to summarize what happened – for example, for sales or financial reports.


Diagnostic Analytics

Solutions that analyze data sets in order to determine why something happened – for example, why sales dropped or costs rose.

Predictive Analytics

Solutions that intelligently build models from historical or current data in order to forecast / predict future outcomes.

Prescriptive Analytics

Solutions that examine data sets and attempt to answer the question “What should be done to make (something) happen?”

Power BI

Connect to hundreds of data sources, simplify data prep, and drive ad hoc analysis. Produce beautiful reports and scale with governance.


Benefits:

Organizations that partner with Merit Solutions Data and Advanced Analytics Services typically see benefits in a number of areas, including:

Cost-Effective Cloud
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.

Scalability
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.

Wow Customers
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.


When to Consider Data & Advanced Analytics

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.

Strategy Misalignment

With limited access to company-wide intelligence, it is hard to make decisions that support corporate goals and directives.


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